What you can expect on your first driving lesson

what you can expect on your first driving lesson

It’s time to start your driving lessons but you are wondering what you can expect on your first lesson. 

  1. Introductions: You will meet your instructor and discuss any relevant information, such as your previous driving experience and your goals for the lesson.

  2. Vehicle familiarisation: The instructor will show you around the vehicle and explain the controls and safety features. You will also go over the pre-drive checks, such as adjusting the seat and mirrors and checking the fuel and oil levels.

  3. Starting and stopping the vehicle: You will learn how to start and stop the vehicle safely and smoothly. This may include practicing hill starts and emergency stops.

  4. Moving off and stopping: You will practice moving off from a stationary position and stopping in a controlled manner. This may include using the clutch and gears.

  5. Steering and control: You will learn how to steer the vehicle safely and smoothly and maintain control while driving.

  6. Changing gear: You will learn how to change gears safely and smoothly, depending on the vehicle you are driving.

  7. Signals and observations: You will learn how to use signals correctly and how to make observations to ensure you are aware of your surroundings while driving.

  8. Manoeuvres: You will practice a variety of manoeuvres, such as reversing and parallel parking, to develop your driving skills.

  9. Review: At the end of the lesson, the instructor will review your progress and discuss any areas that need improvement.

By following the instructions of your instructor and practicing consistently, you can develop the skills and confidence needed to become a safe and responsible driver. Good luck!

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