Beginners’ Driving Lessons
If you have never driven before or have a little experience, then these driving lessons are for you. The first of your lessons will be a brief introduction to the car and its controls and then it’s time to get moving! We will spend some time getting used to the clutch and accelerator pedals so we can move away safely. The brakes and their smooth operation are important too! Once we can move away and stop reasonably well, we will look at the hazard drill and some basic junctions.
The first driving lessons that you take are really important, they set the mood for the rest of your learning. Remember that people learn at different rates. Just because one person can get the hang of the clutch quickly doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be a brilliant driver. It’s important that as we are learning we understand what we are doing and why we are doing it.
The role of the Driving Instructor is very important to your development. Although the instructor has many years of experience your learning is not about being told what to do and when to do it. The important thing is that you are encouraged to think for yourself and experiment and so find the solution to problems, you will be more in control of your learning and quickly get used to deciding things for yourself. The instructor is there to support you and to ensure everyone’s safety. But of course if you don’t know you can always ask … you won’t be pushed too hard!
Once the initial lessons are underway it’s important that you, as a learner driver, gains a basic understanding of the rules of the road. These rules are found in the Highway Code and are a must read for every road user.