Basic driving lessons are anything between 1-2-hour slots which many learners opt for at least once or twice a week. Upon having your first lesson, the instructor should analyze the driving stage you are at and put a lesson plan in place for you to follow. During the lessons, the instructor will be covering and monitoring your progress in the following sections: How to drive a car correctly, how and when to use the controls of a vehicle, road awareness, operating on different types of roads, in different weather conditions and much more.
For those who are existing drivers and the partly trained, whether it’s going back to the basics, or a brush up on current skills the instructor will get you to where you need to be. Maybe you are familiar with how everything works, but if you have not been behind the wheel for a while, you may have some catching up to do. Consistency is vital whether you are a beginner or an existing driver and you should try to avoid missing out on lessons whenever you can.
Below we have listed a few friendly tips to help you along the way
- Keep a diary of your progress after each lesson as it will help you to keep track of which areas you are ok with and what areas have room for improvement or need correction.
- Try to be consistent with lessons and try and do a minimum of at least one session per week
- Feel free to ask your instructor for advice with any areas you are struggling in.
- Take on board the points your instructor is giving to you. It’s easy to do things in your way, but they do know best.