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Tips For Taking Driving Lessons In Leeds

Nervous about starting driving lessons in Leeds? No fear. Here are some tips to help you get the right driving instructor and to get the most out of your driving lessons.

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Choosing The Right Time

What sort of person are you? Are you more focused in the evenings or are you more focused in the early mornings? Picking a driving lesson slot around the same time you are more focused will give you the best possible chance of getting the most out of your driving lessons.

Choosing The Right Driving Instructor

You will spend a lot of time with your driving instructor, so you want to have one which you get along with. Having one that makes you feel comfortable and safe will improve your chances of success.

Reading The Highway Code

Actually taking the time to read the highway code in advance of your driving lessons will help you. Start studying for your theory test now. This way you will recognise a lot of the signs on the roads already and have a basic understanding of what to expect.

Get To Know Where You Live

Assuming you will be taking driving lessons in the same town you live in, find out where the test routes are. You can probably find these online or by asking your driving instructor. You can then go onto Google Maps and study the locations, using even street view to see what you’re up against. This is especially helpful when using big roundabouts with lots of different lanes.

What To Wear

Wearing comfortable clothes with safe and comfortable footwear will make a big difference to your driving lessons. You don’t want to wear anything too tight or that will make you too hot, remember you will be strapped in. Wear comfortable flat shoes as well, preferably not big heavy trainers where you cannot feel much through the sole. You want to be able to feel the pedals so you can learn how much pressure you need to use for certain situations.

Don’t Be Hard On Yourself – Set Realistic Goals

Learning to drive for most people will not come easy. It’s not something we are born able to do. It will be a steep learning curve, so don’t expect that you will be able to master clutch control within a few sessions. Set yourself reasonable goals and don’t be hard on yourself if it takes you awhile to ‘get it’.

Stay Positive

Remember why you wanted to learn to drive in the first place. Whether it was to have some freedom or to be able to go somewhere you wanted to go. Remind yourself that you will pass your test eventually, even if you don’t first time. Don’t be hard on yourself if you make a mistake, everyone has to make mistakes in order to learn from them. Most importantly – try and enjoy your driving lessons – driving should be fun!


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