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Guide: Learning Essential Driving Skills

You will not be able to learn how to drive overnight! Just like any other skill that requires practice and patience, learning how to drive also requires the same. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind!

1.     Practice

Practice, practice and when you think you are done, practice some more! The thing about driving is that the more you drive, the more confidence you gain and ultimately the better driver you become.

When learning how to drive, you will find that coordination is key. If you are driving a manual car, coordination becomes even more important. They only way you can do so by practicing.

Here are a few maneuvers that you should practice.

·        Reverse Parking:

Most people know how to drive but fail to park properly. In order to be a fully competent driver and pass your road test, you will need to know how to reverse stall park and parallel park properly.  This is where a good driving school can help you to properly learn the techniques.

·        Steering

How much should you steer the driving wheel for a sharp turn as opposed to a slight turn? This is something that you will learn with practice. And with this effort, you will become confident in your driving.

·        Braking

How much force should you apply to the brake pedals? Just like steering, you will learn this with time behind the wheel.

·        Changing Lanes

When you change lanes, coordination is required. Before you steer, first you check your mirror and when the coast is clear, you indicate in the direction you are lane changing, then you must shoulder check to make sure no one is in your blind spot, then you can recheck your side mirror and then steer into the lane if no one is there.   Changing lanes effectively is also a necessary part of driving and passing your road test.

2.     Hire professional help

There are plenty of driving course in Victoria BC available. It is always a good idea to take lessons through a registered driving school.  Driving instructors provide a comprehensive feedback regarding the mistakes that you do along the way in your learning and teach you exactly what you need to know to pass your road test and as well to drive defensively on the roads.

3.     Get familiar with road safety

There is no point in learning how to drive, if you don’t learn about road safety. Driving Schools also provide lessons related to road safety. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind:

  • Staying focused on the road, making sure you are well rested and aware of your surroundings
  • Identifying hazards, properly anticipating what other drivers could do and reacting accordingly
  • To be conscious of going the right speeds at all time for the conditions of the road and the speed limits posted
  • Keeping eyes on the road, not being distracted by anything such as using cell phones while driving etc.
  • Keeping the right spacing between you and other things at all times

 

Streetwize Driving School provides driving course in Victoria BC. Whether you are a first-time driver or are returning to driving after a long time, we provide lessons to all skill and confidence levels.

Check out the packages that we provide on our website.  You can also read some comments made by previous students who have taken our courses on our Testimonials page.  Check out our website for more details.

We look forward to teaching you great driving skills soon!

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