First Driving Lessons

If you have never driven a car before then you may find learning to drive a little daunting. However, if you took advantage of getting a licence for a moped before upgrading to a car, then you should be able to manage the expectation a little easier.

During your first driving lessons, you’ll cover a number of topics. Don’t panic – your driving instructor isn’t going to expect you to drive down a dual carriageway within a fortnight.

If you’ve got your first driving lessons coming up in the next day or two, grab a cup of tea (maybe even a cheeky biscuit) and have a read. We’ll going to tell you exactly what you can expect.

What To Wear When Learning to Drive:

The main thing to remember here is that you need to be comfortable. If you’re not happy with what you have on, then that could have a negative impact on your first driving lesson.

Let’s start at the bottom and with an example to make things a little easier:

Let’s say that you are taking your driving lessons in Wakefield. You could be a huge Rugby fan, but dressing to go and watch your favourite team could have a bad impact on your ability to control the vehicle.

Your shoes/trainers should be comfortable with no heels. You should be able to feel the pedals underneath your feet. If you feel as though your feet aren’t even touching the pedals, it’s a good idea to change footwear.

As for your clothes, make sure that you can move freely. Nobody cares how big your biceps are when you’re learning to drive. Avoid tight fitting clothing (lads) and ladies; avoid high heels and dresses (yes – it happens).

What You’ll Cover When Your Instructor Arrives:

OK then – so the day has arrived and you’re about to get into the car to begin your first ever driving lesson.

Try to be as calm as you can. If you’re easily stressed or suffer from anxiety, do what you can to control your breathing and remain calm. As you get into the vehicle for the first time, you wont be driving just yet – so use this time to look around the inside of the car and maybe even look at your instructor feet as they drive. This is a good way to get to grips with how a manual car changes gears.

In most scenarios when you begin your driving lessons in Dewsbury your instructor will drive you to a quiet area near where you live and stop the car. He or she will then ask you to present a few items and complete a few checks:

  • You’ll be asked for your provisional driving licence
  • You’ll be given a tour of the vehicle
  • Controls will be explained
  • General safety will be discussed

When The Politics is Complete:

When you driving instructor has everything they need you will begin the practical side of driving tuition. A good example of this is one of our best performing instructors who provides driving lessons in Milton Keynes. He tends to take his pupils to a small industrial estate to practice moving off and stopping.

Industrial estates tend to be a great area to learn the basics. The reason being, during the day (when most lessons are undertaken) there is less traffic and the roads are larger.

Its only natural for new drivers to be a little unsure of what is going on around them. Don’t worry – it will only improve as you complete more lessons.

You needn’t worry about the capabilities of your chosen instructor. Every ADI has undergone rigorous driving instructor training to make sure that you and any future pupils remain safe when learning.

On Completion:

When your first lesson comes to an end, your instructor will ask you to change places once more (this is perfectly normal) so that they can drive you home.

When you arrive back at your house, your driving instructor will provide you with constructive feedback on how the lesson went. In some cases they may even be able to give you a rough idea of how long it may take to get you to a test standard.

A great way to constantly improve the rate in which you learn is to book intensive driving lessons. From a lesson perspective, nothing is different. However, driving lessons are completed over a shorter period of time (usually between 1-3 a week).

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