When it’s time for a family member to start the process of learning how to drive, many parents hope that what worked for them decades ago will work for their son or daughter today. Once they do a little bit of research, they find out the truth. In the past, a drivers license was just a license, and drivers’ training and testing were only the first step in learning how to drive. The most important part of the learning process happened after the license was in place, when a new driver spent many hours on the road and became competent by learning to fit into traffic and by developing a style compatible with the real-world habits of more experienced drivers.
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Earning a license is no longer a routine first step in the process of becoming a good driver. These days, a full license isn’t granted until a learner has many years of experience driving safely. In fact, young drivers today are not allowed to sit the practical driving exam until they’ve logged 120 hours of driving accompanied by a referee. The 120 hours of supervised driving are usually spread over a two-year period, and the referee is usually a parent. The practical driving exam is detail oriented and requires more than just an ability to drive safely. Young drivers today need to know everything from the correct gap size to choose for a turn to the order that they should check their mirrors in.
There’s no doubt about it. Young Australian drivers today should opt for private, professional driving lessons. Without driving lessons, they will probably not acquire the habits they will need to pass the practical driving exam. Their referees would be well advised to brush up their skills, as well, before taking on the responsibility for supervising 120 hours of practice.
Many parents in suburban Melbourne are turning to Hi Way Driving School for the information and guidance they need. Their website can be found at http://hiwaydrivingschool.com.au/.
Some Driving Lesson Videos You’ll Find Interesting!
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Road Safety – Checking for cyclists and motorcyclists
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How to correctly give way at intersections
How to safely merge lanes
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