When young people reach the age of 16 one of the first things on their mind is getting a driver’s license. In the rush to attain this status the significance of the initial training is often overlooked. Some seek guidance from a family member or friend, while others look to licensed professionals to obtain the intended insurance reductions desired as well as high level of instruction and most up-to-date information.
It is the responsibility of the student to have the driving component completed within a twelve month period after finishing their classroom session.
While 10 hours is most often sufficient to allow a novice driver to successfully complete a driving exam, additional training is not only suggested – but also highly recommended. The best method of obtaining this critical additional time at the wheel is in the vehicle the new driver will have access to after obtaining his or her license. Ideally the driving student will have several hours of practice between lessons with the instructor. It has been proven that novice drivers with this additional experience have a much lower accident rate. In situations where a family member and/or vehicle are not available for such training – or where the individuals do not wish to provide it, we can arrange additional professional training at an hourly rate.
In the same vein, we do not provide training in the operation of a manual transmission during the course. That period is concentrated on learning the fundamentals of vehicle control.
We emphasize accident avoidance, skid control and winter driving techniques in the classroom and during in-car discussions, but do not wish inexperienced drivers to falsely believe they control a car in all circumstances. That ability comes only with experience and specialized training in closely controlled and prepared facilities. A false level of confidence is a dangerous attribute during the important and risky early months and years of driving and greatly increases the risk of collision.