There are a number of benefits to having private instruction when you are learning to drive. Not only is the teacher able to focus solely on you, the new driver, but you will also be able to get tailored instruction. For example, if you are speeding through a particular area but need a little extra help with say your parallel parking, your teacher can give you extra practice on the parallel parking so you can gain confidence in that particular skill. You can learn at your own pace rather than feeling as if the class is moving too slow or too quickly. You also don’t have to feel pressured or embarrassed in front of others about your driving or if you make a mistake.
When you go to a classroom setting where there are other students involved you will most likely have to work your schedule around a set time, but by having private instruction you will also be able to have more flexible scheduling which is very handy if you have a busy schedule to work around.
When you take private driving lessons, you will learn to become a better driver, and you will develop confidence as you gain experience behind the wheel. Private lessons tend to be more comprehensive and you will not only learn how to drive and the rules of the road, but you will also earn defensive driving habits that will give you an edge over the other drivers on the road.
You will learn skills such as parallel parking and how to approach a 4-way or a traffic circle. You will also learn how to effectively and safely park n a hill and what to do in case of an emergency such as a flat tire. You may also score a discount on your insurance since many insurance companies like to have the drivers they cover complete a defensive driving course.
Private lessons also count towards your license requirements in certain states and you will gain skills that will help you to drive defensively so that you can stay safe in the road in many different weather conditions and in high traffic areas. If you are taking driving lessons to help you to pass your driver’s test you are much more likely to pas than if you didn’t take any courses or if you have never spent any time behind the wheel. Confidence plays a very big role in the passing of your test. If you are overly nervous and don’t have any confidence in your skills, it is a lot harder to pass your driving test. It always helps to go through the motions a few times beforehand so that you will have it in your memory.
Private driving lessons are well worth the effort and the cost as it can help you to prevent an accident and it is an investment in your driving capabilities. You can normally choose from a wide variety of different packages (even refresher driving lessons for those that haven’t driven in a long time) to suit your needs and what you want to focus on.