A self-proclaimed adult boy racer is slowing down on the road after taking driving lessons for a TV series.
John Thompson, 35, has taken part in Channel 5’s Dangerous Drivers’ School.
The dad-of-two was recommended for the programme by his wife Lauren, 30, who wanted him to slow down.
John admits he sometimes drives over the speed limit on motorways.
John, of Malvern Avenue, Oswaldtwistle, said: "My wife thought at my age and the way I drive, I would be a good candidate for the programme.
"I drive like a teenage boy racer."
He said he never speeds on residential roads and has only had three speeding tickets since getting his licence when he was 18.
John said: "My driving has never been about showing off. I do express myself while driving but not to the point that it’s a ridiculous situation and I am endangering others.
"I am not going to be driving at 90mph down Blackburn Road in Accrington. That is ridiculous.
"I don’t overtake at blind spots or when I can’t see the road ahead.
"I have driven fast at times, sometimes 10 to 20 miles an hour over the speed limit on motorways."
When he was 19 he rolled a Golf Gti on its roof twice but walked away from the accident without a scratch.
He also hit a crash barrier while driving at 60mph but was within the speed limit and again without being hurt.
During the show John, who works as a courier, was taken out with an AA driving instructor who evaluated his driving and took him on several lessons.
John said: "Most of the time it was like two friends who both knew how to drive well were driving about the place.
"One time when I approached the roundabout he shuddered a bit and said I braked too hard but that’s just how I drive."
The show was filmed six months ago and John said he has slowed down since taking part.
He said: "I’m not driving my car as much at the moment because of work.
"When I drive with my family I take my time because I am usually not in a rush to get anywhere. I am thinking more about speed and trying to be more conscientious."
Dangerous Drivers’ School is on Five on Wednesday nights at 8pm. The programme featuring John is on Wednesday, November 2.