Points to Ponder when Selecting a Driving Instructor for Driving Lessons
For the first timers, driving lessons are like walking on a tightrope. Ask any person driving a car today to remember their driving lessons and the eventual driving test day. Most individuals would provide nasty stories of nervousness, the feeling of butterflies in the stomach while taking driving lessons and finally appearing for the test on the D-Day. Well, similar feelings could occur in any situation where you have to pass a test.
One can find hundreds driving schools in all major cities, which makes it hard to choose which of them provides the best driving lessons. While one cannot be always sure, the present article tries to give some tips. Following is a checklist or points to consider before selecting a driving instructor. This will help the learners pick the best driving school and ease their anxiety. An easy way to check this is to go on the particular driving school’s website and see whether they offer the following:
Whether the driving school is well established and professional and provides complete driving lessons at reasonable fees. They should make you a dependable driver for whole life and not just to the extent of learning and clearing the test. They should cater for all ages and types of drivers, i.e. first-timers, experienced, elderly and immigrants.
Whether the driving instructor is experienced, friendly, patient, and have certificate IV (a license necessary in Australia for driving instructors). The more experienced the instructor, the more skill and expertise he has in training the drivers. They should remain cool under all situations and their instructions should be personalized, descriptive and not prescriptive.
Whether the car allotted to you is in perfect running condition and preferably a hatchback having a dual control system. Dual control cars allow the driving instructor to apply brakes in case of emergency.
Whether their driving instructions cover the wide-ranging options, including busy roads and peak-hour traffic; road safety and preparation; length and frequency of driving lessons; reverse parking and 3-point turns; lane changing, merging and overtaking; and finally preparing for the test, including driving in the relevant test area.
Whether they cover theory classes as well as practical lessons and give equal importance to both. The fees they charge should be comparable with other driving schools. You may compare per hour driving lessons fees by visiting different websites. You may find different packages. Take whichever suits your age, experience and needs.
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