Essential Tips for First Time Learner Drivers

Learner drivers of different ages will probably agree that the freedom to drive wherever you want is priceless. You not only gain independence but also comfort, going to your destinations without stressing about commuting.

However, the path to this achievement involves a lot of practice and trust. Learner drivers in general needs to pay extra attention to basic instructions that are crucial to the success of your application.

Some people find it quite straightforward and pass on the first temptation without hesitating. However, even with a lot of confidence behind the wheels, you still need to be conscious when start driving.

For other types of learner drivers, it can be a bit trickier. If you feel anxious about it, you should first find an instructor that makes you feel comfortable during your practice. Otherwise, you won’t even want to start the car.

To help in the whole process, I have put together some other tips that can be helpful when learning how to drive.

Picking The Instructor

I am not going to lie; I guess the most important process of learning how to drive is about to choose the right instructor.

Having a good professional is a big part of the process. But how do you know if you are getting the right person for taking driving instructions?  Well, we don’t.

You kind of feel it. So, it is better to start your lessons having in mind that you don’t need to carry on if you feel uncomfortable.

Try to get some advice and recommendations for friends and family. It may help you to narrow your search. We always know someone who knows someone.

A good indication is to have a professional who is trained to understand the needs of students and teach in the right way. In addition, it is interesting that there is harmony between students and instructors. So, if you don’t feel comfortable with the teacher, you have every right to look for a new one.

Study about Cars

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It seems a bit vague, but the more you know about the type of car you are driving, the more it will help you in the learning process.

As you can imagine, each different model has its own characteristics and some differences, especially in the dashboard.

So, a good start is also to go in a few minutes early and check on the headlight’s buttons, arrows, and everything you might need.

You don’t need to be an expert, just getting used to the model is already a bonus.

It’s also important to the ones who have a bit of knowledge of cars and prefer to take your driving lessons in your own vehicle. In this case, getting learner insurance can protect you from potential problems during your driving course.

Keep Calm


If you are anxious, just like me, I know any new task is always a reason to raise your anxiety.

But keeping yourself calm is critical for those people who start sweating cold right away while sitting in the driver’s seat.

Breathing deep a few times, feeling the air in and out of the lungs, is a millennial technique to calm down and start an activity with some tranquillity. So, if the nervousness hits, focus on your breath to drive safely.

*This is a collaborative post

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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