Finding the best driving school

DRIVING skillfully is an art, and good art takes some guidance.

Picking the right driver’s training program is nothing to scoff at whether you’re a teen driver or an adult ready to get your first driver’s licence.

WWW.IAC-AA.ORG says learning how to drive properly and safely takes time and practice so therefore finding the best course and driving school is so important.

Before you start looking for a driving school it’s always important to research on the type of driving lessons and training you should enrol into, how much you can afford for this training and where can you find a qualified instructor and driving school.

In Fiji the driving school costs varies from $350 up. Here are some tips by website www.teendriversource.org on how to choose the right school:

Visit the facility — ask the questions about what the program entails, details regarding on-road practice and conditions, the instructor’s credentials, the program’s accreditation status and how much liability the school carries.

Look for a school that doesn’t rush the learning process — although the classroom portion of the program is important, behind-the-wheel training is critical. Not all drivers are the same and some will need extra practice in certain areas.

Make sure the behind-the-wheel training is thorough — if a driving school is under one hour, it’s not enough. Lessons should be planned out ahead of time based on the driver’s experience to date.

The instructor should choose routes that are appropriate for learners and provide challenges in new driving environments.

Steer clear of programs with emergency driving manoeuvres — eliminate schools that include training in skid control or other emergency driving manoeuvres. These programs have been found to increase crashes particularly among newcomer teen drivers. See that your school is in good standing.

Contact your insurance company — if the driving school receives a discount on insurance make sure to check directly with your provider rather than taking the school’s word for it

Remember to use an evidence based-program.

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