Some tips for young drivers
As a part of learning to drive, it’s likely that you will have been taught how to do basic checks on your vehicle – tyre tread and pressure, fluid levels, lights, mirrors and even windows. It’s important that you spend a few minutes each week doing each of these checks in order to avoid a breakdown and drive safely. As a young driver, shopping for car insurance can be a very stressful task, you’re likely to be faced with many unaffordable insurance quotes. Use comparison sites to shop around and you should even consider having a telematics box fitted to bring your premiums down. Further driver training will also bring the costs down.
The law states that you are allowed up to 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood before you are over the drinking and driving levels. However it is impossible to judge how much you can drink and still be under the limit, so try to make sure that even if you’ve only had one can of beer that you’re not driving for a good few hours (until your body sobers up, you may not feel drunk, but your body may be classed as non-sober). Beware of the morning after effect there may still be enough alcohol in your system to land you with a conviction for drink-driving.
It’s inevitable that once you pass your test, you’ll be expected to taxi about groups of your friends. But passengers are known to be one of the greatest disruptions to drivers. Make sure you keep your concentration on the road, rather than on those in the passenger seats.
Learner Drivers are currently not allowed to be on motorways. This means that once they pass, they are faced with the often daunting task of driving on high-speeds on unfamiliar roads. But there is no need to worry about this, the lessons you undertook will arm you with the knowledge and skills to navigate a motorway safely and without breaking any laws. Although you should always remember that you should leave a two second gap between you and the car in front (usually 2-3 road line markings).
The ideal driving school
When I was looking for the ideal driving school for me, there was a lot of driving schools who’s prices were quite low but I didn’t jump at the cheapest one that I found. I never went for the cheapest for a number of reasons, firstly my friends had warned me that if I go with a very cheap driving school the instructor may just keep me taking more and more lessons and never allow me to go for my test (so they can get more money from me than what they should have got), I was also warned that the cheapest ones may have bad instructors where they may not turn up for my lessons or they won’t give me the help and support that I need to help me gain my licence.
I heard about Drive 4 Life through one of my friends who had recently passed their test through their lessons. I was told that the instructor knows what he’s doing and won’t keep me in lessons if I’m ready to take my test. I gave them a call and have been on around 10-12 lessons with them already and the instructor has already said that I’m ready for my test and he’ll put me into it whenever I feel like I’m ready. In this short amount of time from having no driving experience the instructor has already led me into being a confident driver and I should be able to pass my test after a couple more lessons, even though he said I’m ready I’m just making sure that I feel like I’m comfortably ready so the nerves won’t kick in on the big day of the exam.
If you are looking for the ideal driving school which won’t force you to stay with them longer than you need and that they’ll give you all the help and support that you need to help you get driving even quicker, then look no further as Drive 4 Life are exactly what you need.
If you’re interested in what we can do for you or if you’d just like a little bit more information on what our lessons involve, then please contact us and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.