Learning to drive is an exciting but scary thing. Once you have passed your test you will have the freedom of the road but with that comes great responsibility in terms of your safety and that of others.
That means that when you are completing your driving course you really need to make the most of the time spent with your teacher so that you are fully prepared once you are out there on your own. Read through our top tips and to help you get the most out of your driving lessons and you will find that you enjoy your time out on the road much more.
Don’t drive just for the test
When you are out on your lessons make sure to speak to your teacher about how you will drive once you have passed your test. We know you will be keen to pass your test quickly but we are also keen to make sure you are safe once you go out alone. We always endeavour, therefore, to teach you safe driving skills that last for life.
Think about your footwear
You will get so much more out of your driving course if you wear the right footwear. Flat shoes with a thin sole are the best because they allow you to feel how the car responds to your movement. Trust us, it will help you learn quicker and will also help make sure you stay safe on the road because you will be able to react quicker.
Try not to panic about mistakes
Remember that you are a learner driver and that mistakes will happen. Mistakes will also likely happen once you have passed your test but the key is to make sure you can recover quickly from them. If you dwell on your mistakes, you are likely to harm your concentration levels, making it much more likely that you will make even more mistakes, with the potential for disastrous consequences.
Think about your learning style
When you are in the middle of your driving course, you most likely want to get to the end as quickly as possible so that you can be driving by yourself. The best way to get there is to think about how you learn best. Whether you need your driver to guide you through a manoeuvre as you complete it or figure it out for yourself under their watchful eye. Perhaps, you might appreciate your driving instructor spending lots of time talking to you about the test or you might want to go away and read about it yourself. Whatever, you need if you let your teacher know they will always endeavour to meet your needs as well as they can.