Although most people will not admit it, learning to drive can be very daunting. Just arranging your first lessons and booking them in can be a hard step alone. For some, the open road and a feeling of freedom can be exhilarating, but for others, the thought of it is enough to break into a sweat. We understand this and we are here to help every step of the way, from day one to completing your driving test. When you first speak to us, we will have a chat about what your biggest fears in regards to driving are and then take steps to address them head on.
As a new driver or a learner driver out on the road, nervousness is understandable; you are becoming more independent and it’s going to be an exciting process. It’s perfectly normal to be nervous. However, if you do not learn to control it, it could lead to an accident and claims on your insurance. If the nerves are really getting to you, here are a few tips of ours that you can do yourself to help.
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As a new driver or a learner driver out on the road, nervousness is understandable, you are becoming more independent and it’s going to be an exciting process. It’s perfectly normal to be nervous. Taking driving lessons with a Fully Approved driving instructor is the best step, learning with parents or a trainee driving instructor may actually lead to increased anxiety and nervous. If the nerves are really getting to you, here are a just few tips of ours that you can do yourself to help.
- Try driving alone at a quite time of the day.
- Ignore your phone - not only is it illegal, just the sound of it going off can be distracting.
- Take some refresher lessons with an instructor.
- Make others aware - make use of your 'P' plates.
- Calm your nerves and have food about 2 hour before a drive.
- Plan an easy route you know well to build confidence
- Practice makes perfect, eventually.
What to Expect In Your First Lesson
Most people expect that they will put straight out on large busy roads and have to deal with heavy traffic from day one, this is NEVER the case for beginners or nervous drivers; we always start on a very quiet, wide open side road. With our unrivalled local knowledge here at Totally Driving we will know the perfect location in every area covered.
For those who may have already had lessons with a previous instructor, we again create a bespoke plan, just using your past experience as well. This means you get to start where you left off, not begin all over again.
We've Done This Before
Here at Totally Driving we have helped many existing drivers get back their driving skills and confidence. This is done by how we structure our lessons; we understand what makes you enjoy a lesson and what helps you understand the learning involved.