Choosing a Professional When Learning to Drive
To get the most out of learning to drive you will first of all need to choose the right driving instructor. There are, in addition, several useful tips that can also help you understand how to drive in a safe and proper manner. For example, before you even get behind the wheel of your automobile you will need to familiarize yourself with The Highway Code.
This will help you understand what the different road driving rules are and it will also teach you more about your car; plus you will understand the basics of driving including how to steer the car, change gears and more.
One of the most important things that you will need to learn when it concerns driving safely is to always ensure that you drive within the speed limits. However, most people tend to drive a few miles above the prescribed speed limits and this will only end in having to pay a speeding ticket. In addition to staying within speed limits you must also ensure that you always use the safety belt so that if you are stopped by a traffic policeman that you don’t have to pay a fine for not being properly belted up.
You need to also be aware that only those who have Approved Driving Instructor qualifications (given by Driving Standard Agency) can give you lessons for which you have to pay a fee. To ensure that you are being instructed by an Approved Driving Instructor look for a green colored certificate in their car’s windscreen. Trainee Approved Driving Instructors have pink colored certificates.
It will also help if you ensure wearing the proper kind of shoes; choosing not to wear heavy boots is to your advantage as these types of footwear are ill-suited to proper driving as the heels can easily get scuffed and you also will not be able to exercise sufficient control over the pedals.
In addition to these skills it is also necessary to have the correct attitude towards driving. The right attitude will help determine how well you can apply your skills and knowledge to driving. It also helps in determining whether you will learn to drive in a competitive manner or will you be more cooperative as soon as you get behind the wheel of an automobile.
As a matter of fact it is also possible for you to drive outside of your driving lessons – provided you take along a friend or other responsible person who can guide you and help you learn to drive more competently and safely.
It is also necessary that you pick a suitable type of car in which to learn how to drive. Learning to drive with an automatic transmission car is easier but you will only have two pedals with which to control the car. It is in fact better if you choose a car with manual transmission in which to learn to drive your car.
Your driving instructor can help you in both the practical and theoretical aspects of driving; so be sure to ask them for all kinds of advice on each aspect of driving. And, it also pays to try your hand at a driving simulator which will help you learn how to use an automobile’s controls as well as other essential driving skills – all this before taking your first driving lesson.