It is expensive to learn to drive.
You need to choose the right driving school and instructor so you pass the test safely and quickly.
Learning to drive is supposed to be fun. You shouldn’t feel the old fear of driving as lessons begin.
We have compiled this guide to help you get the most out of your lessons. It doesn’t matter where you are or who you are learning from, we cover five key things.
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You should be driving and not looking at paper resources.
There will be times when you have to focus on the theory aspect of driving. For example, it may be easier to explain a maneuver or the correct route to take through a roundabout if it is drawn on paper. You also need to ensure you are familiar with the Highway Code. However, learning to drive requires hands-on practice – such as using the gearstick and steering wheel.
From the very first lesson, you must have the chance to learn and practice new skills while driving.
Proper feedback and progress reports
From the moment you first get behind the wheel to the moment when you exit the test center with a smile on your face, learning how to drive is a journey. There is a logical sequence to mastering the skills; you won’t be able to reverse around corners before knowing how to find the reverse.
Your instructor should keep a log of every step you take and provide feedback at each stage. This allows you to see how far you have come and gives you an objective record of where you are now and where you need to go.
Your instructor should allow you to give feedback on how your lessons are directed. For example, if you think you know a technique but don’t feel confident doing it, your instructor should let you know so you can ask for more practice.
You should remember that the ultimate goal isn’t just passing your driving exam, but living a safe and enjoyable life on the roads. You should feel confident in handling any situations that may arise.
You should always have the opportunity to get an honest assessment from your instructor about how things are going.
There have been many people who came to How-2-Drive because they had bad experiences with a driving instructor or school. They all shared one reason: being told “home truths” about their driving. This did nothing but damage their confidence.
Your instructor should be open with you when you’re not ready for the test. It’s a waste to put you forward to take it before your chances of passing.
A positive attitude instructor
You should feel confident and encouraged by your instructor. Even if driving is something you do every day, there are still lessons that you will find difficult. Your instructor should support you and not try to get you down.
Students have told us when they see us, that other instructors have shouted at them, that the instructor is more stressed and flustered than they in the car, or that their interest has been completely nil.
Driving lessons should be enjoyable and, while sometimes difficult, they should also be enjoyable. However, the focus should always be on you and your needs.
When you add up the cost of learning how to drive and maintain a vehicle, it becomes a large financial commitment. You want to be sure you are getting the best value for your money when financing the learning process.