Learn to Drive
The majority of us learn to drive when we are in our teens or at least under 21 usually due to circumstantial needs or just because it seems like a good time in our life to learn as well as help towards our ever increasing independence.
By far the best way to learn to drive for this age group is to start as soon as possible and keep the sessions regular with a minimum of one a week. Ideally two sessions a week is better but do not over load with more as it is more ideal to spread the learning over a period of months.
It is generally recognised that the average person will take in the region of a minimum forty hours tuition to be a competent safe driver.
We also recommend private practice with Parents or Friends if this facility is available to you, however it is important to keep up the usual regular session so your Instructor can monitor your progress and discuss any problems that arise either with yourself, parent or friend who is helping you.
The Theory should be an integral part of the process of Learning to Drive not something we do just to pass the Theory Test. Studying the DSA question & answer bank is just learning by rote and does not encourage an understanding of the subject or long term memory.
There are some very good modern learning style online sites totally free, so speak with us about these before purchasing any unnecessary and inferior material.
The software called Drive IQ is completely free of charge and it will:
- Make theory study fun & enjoyable
- Produce a more informed driver
- Accelerate development of the frontal lobe of the brain to help you spot hazards quicker
- Support your in car lessons
All of our instructors are DSA fully qualified & familiar with this software as well as being accredited Drive IQ Pro Coaches. More information on e-learning software go to www.driveiq.co.uk.
Goals for Driver Education (GDE)
The GDE brings together over 20 years of research providing a framework for driver education.
It is based on the four levels incorporated in Driving
- Level 1 – Vehicle Manoeuvring
- Level 2 – Mastery of Traffic Situations
- Level 3 – Goals and Context of Driving
- Level 4 – Goals for Life & Skills for living
- Good communication
- Client centred
- Interactional style
- The instructor/student relationship being one of equals
- The belief that learning has to come from within
- Coaching questions are frequent questions to which the instructor does not know the answer