One of the things foremost in your mind and definitely on that of your teenagers mind once they cross the official age limit to driving is to learn how to drive and obtain their driver’s license. That is easier said than done because learning how to drive can be quite a nerve wrecking experience for your teen as well as for you. The tension and palpitation you experience when you give the car keys for the first time to your child as you sit in the seat beside them is justified and can also be felt by your teen too.
It is therefore advisable to send them to a professional driving school to learn driving. The teens are more likely to seriously listen and follow the instructions of a stranger than for their parent. Also, the certificate obtained after learning from an experienced instructor at the school is helpful to procure an insurance policy for the car at a reasonable premium instead of burning a hole in your pocket.
Type of lessons
Most of the cars nowadays are automatic and thus you could choose automatic driving lessons Adelaide for your young one. But, it helps to be familiar with a normal car and to know all about gears and their mechanics. So even if your own car is automatic, the instruction school can help your teen get familiar with a geared car before learning to drive the automatic.
Important driving tips to give
Practice is a crucial factor to learning how to drive so teens need to practice, practice and practice some more.
Other basic instructions and tips that they need to practice on include
- Practicing simple and necessary controls of the car, like braking and reversing the car, as well as taking turns around corners with the car.
- Getting familiar with where the necessary controls are located, such as the hand brake, the control for the windshield, the lights and the defroster.
- Looking for visual hazards on the road while driving, such as potholes or bumpers.
- Looking and spotting curves and turns from a distance and slowing down before the turn or curve appears.
- Keeping a good safe distance between your car and that in front of you.
- Coming to a complete stop without any jerks when spotting a stop sign or when at a junction where the traffic light is red.
- Learning to start, navigate and handle the car while on a slope.
- Practicing to navigate the car around other cars, bikes, pedestrians as well as animals that might come onto the street.
- Understanding the lane system on the roads and practicing to follow lanes and in case the need arises then how to change lanes while driving.
These are some basic tips and instructions parents and instructors can give teens to help them learn driving.