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Driving Lesson: Options And What To Expect

Aug 17, 2007
Nowadays taking driving lessons is almost a right of passage for adults, both men and women alike. Cars afford you the opportunity to avoid the long waits at bus stops, costly taxis, and the convenience and accessibility no other mode of transport or travel can.

In Britain, before a person can take to the roads, a Drivers License from the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) must be obtained. To obtain such a license, a person must pass both a theory and practical driving test.

Prior to this, a person must naturally take driving lessons. Usually, each driving lesson will introduce certain new factors involved in driving, or work at polishing off certain manoeuvres such as reverse parking, three point turns, roundabouts and so forth. A person must be completely at ease and fluent in each aspect of driving if they are to pass their test.

Some people may take driving lessons for months and months or maybe even span them over a year, thereby slowly absorbing the information and skills they need before taking their tests. For some people this method of driving lessons may work extremely well, and be more natural; however for some people these are the wrong kinds of lessons. A semi intense or fully intense course of driving lesson may be better, allowing a person to immerse themselves fully into learning to drive by absorbing and retaining the information quickly and clearly in a short space of time and being 'keyed-up' on everything when it comes to taking the test.

For many people, confidence is a huge factor of driving, and the thought of taking driving lessons with a stranger may be somewhat daunting or off-putting. For this reason, many people choose to ask relatives or friends if they would give them some lessons to begin with, to allow them to familiarise themselves with the basic functions of the car and driving, to build confidence before they take their detailed and proper driving lessons with qualified instructors.

Another factor in driving lessons which put some people off are the embarrassment factors of being in a car with a cone on top and signs and advertisements plastered all over letting the whole world know you are a learner driver. While this may feel some people more protected and let other road users not to expect too much, it may simply be embarrassing for others. An alternative here is the many great freelance driving instructors whom simply place a small conservative L sticker on the rear of their car.
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