Learning to drive is one of the most exciting periods of many young people’s transition to adulthood! Though some choose to leave it to later in life, or even not learn to drive at all, most of us learn to drive in our late teens when we’re preparing to leave college and move on to further education or employment. Learning to drive during this pivotal time in our lives can be stressful and time-consuming, so it’s important to ensure you choose the perfect driving instructor for you! You’re going to be spending many hours locked inside a vehicle with this person, so it makes sense to vet your potential instructors properly! Here are some choice traits to look out for in your new driving instructor:
Patient and Understanding
Learning to drive can be stressful indeed! So it is vital that your instructor is patient and understanding with their students. The worst thing you can possibly do for a stress learning process is add an impatient or frustrated teacher making you feel demotivated and disheartened. The best driving instructors will remain calm and patient with you throughout, and will reassure you when mistakes are made!
Clear and Communicative
If there’s anything that we’ve learned at Speed of Sight, it’s that your driving instructor needs to be able to communicate properly. Without this, our driving experiences for the blind and blindfolded would be doomed from the start! Learning to drive is incredibly taxing and requires your full attention, so your instructor needs to communicate clearly with you at all times.
Fun and Engaging
As mentioned above, learning to drive can be stressful, taxing, and frustrating at times. This is why it’s super important to have an instructor who can bring out the fun in it! If you have a miserable time learning to drive, by the time you finish you’ll be ready to never sit in the car again. A driving instructor being engaging and ensuring you’re having fun while you learn is essential to create a positive experience and to make you enjoy being in your car.