As you know learning how to drive in Leeds can be fairly enjoyable but finding someone to actually teach you cans a major issue. Friends and parents can show new drivers the rules of the road but this can lead to short cuts and bad behaviour/habits masked by helpful tips and advice. The bad thing about short cuts is that it can lead to accidents but a far better alternative than practising in an empty parking lot with a nervous parent or friend is a driving instructor.
This cans we seen to be a gift to potential drivers and those would-be teachers; all driving instructors are ready and willing to take your child.
Driving instructors will teach you no matter how old you are and will teach you if you are, inexperienced or experienced as long you are legally capable to drive or are preparing for a driving test.
The vast majority of instructors usually belong to a driving school but there are many independent instructors out there as well. It’s important to find a good instructor that you will be comfortable with.
In cases like this, word of mouth works best. You do this by asking your friends and family if they can recommend a good driving instructor in which they have previously used before or are friends with one, they then will be the first to tell you who to take lessons off or not. After narrowing your options call each one and ask them a few personal questions. One of the first questions should be something like “are you accredited and is the instructor fully qualified?” if so then go and ask as many questions that you believe suit you well and is necessary in order to make you feel comfortable and confident.
All driving instructors won’t mind these questions as they are trying to help you not underestimate you and put pressure on you, but make sure you ask about the car and ask if its dual controlled which is the best type of car to take lessons in. this is where if there is a problem the instructor also has the power to brake if needed. Another question you could ask is if they have a pick-up and drop-off service, this can be used if you have no way to get to and from the driving school. A further question is the pass rate which will be a great indicator of how well the instructor does her/his job. Personalities of the instructor and what they have been taught may be another question that you are unsure of.
Finally once you have found your Leeds driving instructor, be quick to voice any concerns and comments you may have. But if your instructor seems impatient or rude you may want to ask about changing instructors since this will come off as rude and you may not feel comfortable with them. Driving instructors should be calm and understanding, and if is your first time they are there to teach and guide you not the opposite so they should be well versed in traffic laws and will be able to answer any questions you may have.
One last thing to remember is that price alone does not denote quality of the service so doesn’t pick the most expensive instructor since they might not be the best for you personally. Do as much research as possible before committing to a driving instructor since at the end of the day it’s your money; it would be a shame to waste it.Share