04 Jun Client Centered Learning – What It Means For You
What It Means For You
When you’re learning to drive there are some important basics that you need to pick up – controlling your car, understanding about your road position, learning the rules of the road and the road signs and how to manoeuvre.
But when you’re going to learn to drive often there’s a specific kind of driving that will be part of your everyday life, or specific concerns that you have about driving, that you would like to concentrate on.
Perhaps you’re learning to drive with the aim of taking longer journeys or taking a job as a driver, and are nervous about dual carriageways, motorways and having the stamina to drive for hours.
Perhaps you’re moving to, or already live in, a big city with heavy traffic and you’re wary of getting around under pressure from other drivers, and want to be sure you know your way around your area and how to drive safely in high traffic areas.
It might be that you are worried about a narrow driveway at home and, though you’re sure you can drive from place to place confidently, you’re worried about getting your vehicle in and out of a tight space without damaging it.
Would you find it useful to speak to your driving instructor about what specific aspects of driving you want to concentrate on? Would you like to tell the driving instructor what you want to learn? Would you like driving lessons tailored to your specific needs?
Some driving schools simply teach you enough to get you through your driving test – a basic range of manoeuvres like parallel parking and reversing around a corner – but those basics can leave you with a lot to learn about road driving and heavy traffic, long journeys and busy motorways, even when you have your license.
If you want more from your driving instructor shop around and look for someone who is willing to talk to you about your specific concerns, who will teach you not just to pass a test, but to drive, and give you a grounding in driving that makes you a confident road user, not a nervous new driver.
Statistics show that one in five new drivers will have an accident within six months of passing their test – and young drivers are three times more likely to crash than older drivers.
Often it’s lack of experience, lack of road awareness, lack of control over a vehicle and lack of confidence on the road that causes these accidents.
Driving lessons tailored to suit your needs, in which you can tell the driving instructor what you would like to learn rather than being told, might be the secret to passing your test as a confident, competent driver and going on to be a safe and happy road user who can drive in town, small country roads and bigger, busier roads with higher speeds without fear or anxiety.
Learning to drive is a fantastic step into independence and finding the right instructor is key.
The question is, “do you think driving lessons should be recorded”?