Guide for choosing the right driving school

Driving safely and responsibly are a couple of things which should be on top of everyone’s minds whenever they get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, people don’t really understand the importance of safe driving and the main reason for this is because driving schools weren’t that popular back in the day. Nowadays, driving schools in Dublin, Ireland have become an important part of getting a driving license and the importance of signing up with a driving school before going in for your driving test cannot be stressed enough. This isn’t only so that you gather enough knowledge to pass your test, but also so that you become a responsible driver when on the road.

Driver testThere are quite a few driving schools around nowadays and choosing the right one can be a bit of a task if you don’t know what to look for. After all, not every driving school will offer the same level of professionalism in their approach. That is why it is very important for you to do as much research as you can on various driving schools in your area to ensure that you choose the one that best suits your needs. Once you have short listed a few schools, you should visit each of them in person or at least speak to them on the phone. Ask them any questions you may have regarding their school and note down their answers. You can compare the answers you received and determine which school seems most competent for yourself.

Apart from finding out about RSA driving school it’s also important for you to find out about the driving instructors at a school. A good driving school will undoubtedly have top-notch driving instructors as well. In fact, this could be a good place to start as well. After all, unless the driving instructors are professionals, the chances of the driving school being good are quite low. Try and meet a few instructors if you can. A good driving instructor should be patient, calm and encouraging towards learners. If you find that the instructor is too aggressive or too impatient, he/she definitely isn’t a good instructor.

Lastly, you should check to see if the driving school you are looking at signing up with has any sort of course material that can help you better prepare for your driving test. A good driving school will usually have some kind of manual or guide that you can go through to prepare for your test.

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You should also find out about the flexibility of your lessons. You should be able to fit it in to your work or school schedule without too much difficulty. At the end of the day, they are providing you with a service and you, being a customer of theirs, should be allowed to shift around a few training sessions every now and then shouldn’t you?



 

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Fulfill Your Passion for Driving with Driving School in Long Island

The driving course offered by this Driving School in Long Island is open for beginners, teenagers, youngsters as well as adults who’re capable of driving safely but not having practice and tips to drive it on the road. The driving course offered by driving school mentioned above gives certain tips to drive vehicle safely on any tr`ack without breaking any traffic rule and regulation.

Training offered by Driving School in Long Island

Driving School in Long Island teaches learner of driving course with certain tips hand to hand that can help him or her to become an excellent driver. The trainers giving training on driving to the drivers are heavily experienced and well trained who gives training to them in such a way that can help learner to avoid the fear when driving vehicle on the road. The professional trainers of driving course also ensures student safety and gives friendly treatment to the learners who faces fear in driving vehicles on the road and helps them to recover from such fear comfortably. The staff drivers of this Driving school clearly know that it is a bit challenging task for them to train beginners but their friendly approach removes their nervousness which in turn makes them perfect in driving.

Specialty of Driving School in Long Island

The Driving School is a perfect place to give training to the beginners in driving who’ve a passion for driving but can’t have courage to drive it safely on heavy rush. The driving lesson given by trainers of Long Island driving school feels happy to serve better training to the students and ensure that the learner of such driving course can drive confidentially on the road at the end of driving lesson given by them. These are the special features of Auto Club of Long Island that makes it an appropriate place for driving training than other driving schools available in Long Island and other places of the world. So, when will you join this driving school to become a professional driver of vehicles?

 

Auto Club of Long Island

ImageDo you have a passion for driving but wants to learn the driving training in Long Island? If you want to be a professional driving then Driving School in Long Island can help you a lot in achieving the task of becoming proficient in driving. Auto Club of Long Island is the best place for such driving course which has created special school programs for those guys who’re willing and eager to learn tactics of driving safely on road by following traffic rules and regulations. The driving course offered by this Driving School in Long Island is open for beginners, teenagers, youngsters as well as adults who’re capable of driving safely but not having practice and tips to drive it on the road. The driving course offered by driving school mentioned above gives certain tips to drive vehicle safely on any tr`ack without breaking any traffic rule and regulation.

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Learning lessons while playing in traffic

I’ve begun the process of the driving lessons a few weeks back.  Every Wednesday I meet up with my instructor and drive for two hours (each lesson = one hour duration).  We decided that this would be the best way to get through the ten lessons and get a driving licence faster.  Before signing up for driving lessons I had a practice test.  The instructor pointed out a few bad habits I’ve developed over the years such as how I hold the steering wheel while making a turn.  This is easily fixed, I thought.  I felt pretty confident after this test run.  Now that I’ve begun my lessons I can safely say that my confidence has yet again plummeted.  HOLY CRAP!  Everything from down-shifting, signaling for a turn, to looking in my mirrors is completely the opposite of how I learned to drive in the US.  The first lesson was eye-opening.  By the second, I thought, “I got this”.  But alas, more issues were pointed out to me.  To rewire your brain in something you know so well is not so easy.  Fortunately I have a two-hour block and eventually I snap out of my old ways.

I got a bit of wake up call during this  last session.  My instructor said, “You are not looking in your mirrors.”  I took issue with this because I always look in my mirrors.  I really had to sit and think on this for a while.  Here is the difference.  In Michigan*, we are taught to use our peripheral vision throughout the driving experience.  I think I am clearly looking at the mirrors but he, my instructor, is watching at certain cue points that I was unaware of.  He explained this to me at the first lesson.  So during this lesson, I made exaggerated gestures to prove that I am looking.  So I respond to his evaluation by saying, “I believe that I did.”  A little discussion ensued and then he said, “I am here to help you pass the driving test.  It won’t do you any good to contest the observations of the examiner during your test.”  Ladies and Gentlemen, he was saying in a very matter of fact way, Check your EGO at the door.

This moment brought me back to my early days as a trainer for my company in Alexandria, VA.  I had many challenges ahead of me.  I was new to the company and introducing a new software with a new business process that would add extra work to everyone in the company who travels.  Add to  that, I would be teaching a group of talented software programmers, people way above my pay grade, AND age. They ate me alive!  I remember what I had to do to survive the onslaught of criticism.  Repeat the facts, do nothing else.  No matter what ,they had to do this thing I was teaching in the way I was delivering it.  Of course over time we would change things but at that moment this is the way it is[was].  When my driving instructor said, this is the way it is, I woke up and remembered that I am acting every bit like those old fuddy-duddys who were resisting the change that was happening in the company. Yes, the way they use their mirrors,  blinkers, or even changing lanes here in the Netherlands is different and new.  But the only thing I can do is just let go of what I think I know and embrace what is now.  Wish me luck!

*I can only speak to my experiences as a new driver in the late 80′s in the state of Michigan.  Since then many rules have changed in my great state as I am sure in the whole of the United States [ahem, some time has passed].  However, each state is different in how they train drivers.

 

Great Love Expat-tations

UPDATE: I passed my written test for driving last week!  I am so thrilled to get this first step completed.  The stakes were high because my Mother-in-law paid for this test.  This was her way of showing her support.  I am so grateful.  I have a very loving and supportive Dutch family over here. But it did add another level of stress since I wanted to do her proud.

I’ve begun the process of the driving lessons a few weeks back.  Every Wednesday I meet up with my instructor and drive for two hours (each lesson = one hour duration).  We decided that this would be the best way to get through the ten lessons and get a driving licence faster.  Before signing up for driving lessons I had a practice test.  The instructor pointed out a few bad habits I’ve developed over the years such as how I hold the…

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The Driving Test

The one thing that annoys me about having to take a driving test is the damn maneuvers, from what i’ve heard from others, this is where many fail apparently. Although if I keep practising, this should be fine.

I think one of the keys to passing on the day is luck, whether having a friendly examiner or not too hectic traffic, these obviously are big factors.

However when the time comes in December, we will see.

 

Life For Rent

In just over a months time I will be taking my driving test (unless my instructor decides i’m not ‘quite ready’ yet’). I’m feeling confident-ish about it, although ask me on the day and I will be a bag of nerves. Learning to drive has been fun, and a great experience but absolutely terrifying. When you look back on it and can see how improved you are yourself, you just get such a great feeling.

The one thing that annoys me about having to take a driving test is the damn maneuvers, from what i’ve heard from others, this is where many fail apparently. Although if I keep practising, this should be fine.

I think one of the keys to passing on the day is luck, whether having a friendly examiner or not too hectic traffic, these obviously are big factors. 

However when the time comes in December, we will…

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