Learn to drive

DRIVING skillfully is an art, and good art takes some guidance.

Learning how to drive properly and safely takes time and practice so therefore finding the best course and driving school is very important.

Before you start looking for a driving school it’s always important to research on the type of driving lessons and training you should enroll into, how much you can afford for this training and where can you find a state approved instructor and driving school.

Here are some tips by website www.teendriversource.org on how to choose the right school.

Visit the facility — ask the questions about what the program entails, details regarding on-road practice and conditions, the instructor’s credentials, the program’s accreditation status and how much liability the school carries.

Look for a school that doesn’t rush the learning process- although the classroom portion of the program is important, behind the wheel training is critical.

Not all drivers are the same and some will need extra practice in certain areas.

Make sure the behind-the-wheel training is thorough- if a driving school is under one hour, it’s not enough. Lessons should be planned out ahead of time based on the driver’s experience to date.

The instructor should choose routes that are appropriate for each teen and provide challenges in new driving environments.

Steer clear of programs with emergency driving maneuvers- eliminate schools that include training in skid control or other emergency driving maneuvers. These programs have been found to increase crashes particularly among newcomer teen drivers.

See that your school is in good standing.

Contact your insurance company — If the driving school receives a discount on insurance make sure to check directly with your provider rather than taking the school’s word for it. After choosing a driving school, supervised practice driving hours. Use an evidence base program.

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