If you want to learn something new, like everything else in life, first you need to acquire knowledge by reading books/articles, watching video tutorials, or listening to audio recordings. After that, you have to put what you’ve learned into practice. If only one is done without the other, the learning process is incomplete.
In driving schools, lessons are structured to be the same:
1. Acquiring knowledge through Orientation and Lectures – is where you learn from books and videos in a sit-down classroom type. Here you get familiarized with the basics, acquaint yourself with the road signs, and everything else in the driving syllabus.
2. Application through Hands-On Driving – is where you actually begin to handle a car. You’re taught how to start and stop. You learn to make the turns, change lanes, the correct way to overtake, etc.
Here are some factors that you need to consider before embarking on a driving education:
1. Motivation – “Why do I want to drive?”, “Am I ready for this?”, “Is this something that I want for me?” These are just some of the questions that you can ask yourself to identify what will encourage you to see the process through successfully.
2. Reliability – there are hundreds of driving schools in the entire country. And the problem is each one of these schools claim to be the best among the rest; however, the truth is that it is not always the case. Thus, it is your responsibility to take steps in finding the right and reliable match for you.
3. Comprehensiveness – learning how to drive is not limited to making the car run and stop, or navigating through different types of roads and traffic conditions. You need to ascertain that your desired driving school covers everything: from what to do before, during, and after driving; to traffic survival; repairs and maintenance; and motoring assistance to name a few. The more comprehensive the services offered, the better.
4. Suggestions and Recommendations – do not ignore previous customer feedback, forum reviews, and article dissections of driving school candidates. In order to break down the parity principle (all things become equal) you need to determine quality and features as well as benefits selected schools have to offer.
5. Communication – learning how to drive becomes more effective if the driving teacher informs you why you violated some rules, tells you what you did right, and in turn, you, the student, must have the courage to ask questions on how the teachings impact or apply to your daily routines, in order to get the most personalized approach to your education.
6. Qualifications – see to it that the driving schools have qualified instructors to assist you with issues and concerns, especially when it comes to your applied training.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
- Aldous Huxley