If you’re a teenager or the parent of a teenager, that’s just starting their beginner driving school, then you’re probably wondering what to expect. For the teens, it’s their first time behind the wheel (without a parent, at least) and for parents, you might be worried about your child being behind a wheel. It’s perfectly normal to be nervous about what to expect while you learn to drive.
However, drivers education classes are simple enough to handle. You learn the rules of the road, what signals to look out for and take a few tests to make sure you understood and retained it all. The real nervous part for any beginner driving school attendee is the behind the wheel portion of the classes. This is when your instructor takes you around the city with a few others and has you alternate driving.
But you don’t have to be nervous about this, either. Here are a few things you should expect when you’re starting this portion of the course:
Looking In The Mirror Is Ok
Everyone does this when you’re just starting to drive. Looking in the mirror a lot is a sign of being anxious and nervous, and if it’s the first time behind the wheel with out a parent, that’s normal. Take a deep breath and relax, focus on the road and your driving, and listen to the instructor.
Asking Questions Is Good
Ask as many questions as you’d like, especially if you don’t understand something. Feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like and especially if you don’t understand something or feel uncomfortable with something. Ask your instructor to show you things you might be having issues with, don’t be afraid to.
Expect To Move A Lot
You won’t spend the entire time in the driver’s seat, you’ll likely have to move around a lot. Sometimes you’ll be driving, others it will be the instructor, sometimes it’ll be one of the other students that are learning. You’ll have to just accept and work with what’s happening behind the wheel.
Its OK to be nervous and anxious for your first time behind the wheel, everyone was at one point. Keep that in mind when you’re attending your driver’s education courses, and remember that your instructor is there to help you. Read more about this topic at this link.