Driving Lessons Bournemouth and Christchurch
So the time has come for you to pass your driving test. If you don’t mind, over the next few sentences we are going to answer some of the questions that other driving schools in Bournemouth and Christchurch don’t really tackle. You see, whether you join our driving school or not, we want you to leave us with a really good experience having learned something valuable.
How do you pass your driving test first time?
Every learner driver asks this question and while only one in four students actually pass their driving test first time, this guide will help to increase your chances.
First of all you want to practice what we suggest right from your very first lesson and on every lesson, through every skill you learn, because doing so will make you a safe driver and that is the key to getting your driving licence. Also this method will make you a natural driver so when you go into your driving test the pressure is off, because you know exactly what to do and have been performing this since you started.
4 Key Steps
1. You have got to be in control of the car at all times
2. You must be following the Highway Code
3. You have got to spot hazards and avoid them
4. You need to have the attitude of a safe driver
Just think for a moment and see how these 4 steps apply to reversing or driving on a dual carriageway. We appreciate that you may not have driven before, but you can see this makes a whole lot of sense. Now imagine being able to do this on “autopilot” for every single driving skill you need to learn.
The driving examiner is looking to see if you can keep to the speed limit etc, but everything they look for falls under those 4 categories. As soon as you get to understand the categories you conquer the skills of driving.
The driving test really isn’t really that hard; it is just a test of how safe you are and the examiner wants to be sure you can take care of yourself once you are driving on your own...so can you? A good test of this is to understand if you have what it takes to get your licence, its all about self assessment.
Self Assess Your Driving Capabilities
To pass your driving test:
- You need to have completed the driving test syllabus and to be at an independent standard on each section
- You must have passed a mock driving test
- You can drive without your driving instructor needing to step in and prompt you in anyway
When you are at this stage you know for yourself that you have the skills and confidence to get your licence, but perhaps more importantly, you can make a self assessment on your driving. Once you have passed your driving test things will happen and you need to ask yourself, am I good enough? Do I need to be better? If so, you will go out there and practice even more.
The driving test is really just a stepping stone to your future. Once you have passed the driving test it doesn’t mean there is nothing more to learn, there is, but we will give you the skills so you can identify the areas in your driving which you need to develop.
Be Safe and Have Fun
Our aim, right from the first lesson is two-fold; that you have a brilliant time and that you become a safe driver. When we prepare you for the driving test we actually don’t, because we take you above and beyond the bare minimum. Together we will make you into one heck of a smart driver, capable of having fun while driving as well as keeping safe and sound.
There are many driving schools in Bournemouth and Christchurch and whoever you choose please do so with your safety in mind. Most driving instructors in Bournemouth and Christchurch will encourage you to be safe but we hope you will give us a call to enquire about our services.
Polite warning: Due to our popularity we can’t promise driving lessons tomorrow, so when you call us please ask about our availability.
Automatic Driving School in Bournemouth and Christchurch
Today is a very popular time for learner drivers to be passing their driving test in an automatic car; it is also a reflection of things to come. With hybrid and electric cars all opting for automatic transmission they are also at the forefront of technology and as a result very fashionable.
It actually won’t be long for the majority of driving tests to be in an automatic but right now you are still classed as an innovator, ahead of the modern crowd. At Lendrums we love giving automatic driving lessons in Bournemouth and Christchurch, and it shows because we often have a waiting list, so if you are interested then please do contact us now.
3 Reasons to Learn to Drive in an Automatic
1. No Stalling
There is no such thing as stalling and when on your driving test your examiner wants to see if you are in control of the car at all times, by stalling it you can demonstrate you are not in control and that can go against you.
2. Easy Hill Starts
Hill starts are just super easy as there is no clutch. You only need to use the brake to control your speed and then the accelerator to quickly move off. Back to your test, if you are in a manual car and slightly roll backwards then you could fail, but you cant roll backwards in an automatic car, it is impossible, they just don’t do that.
3. Easy to Control in Traffic
Driving in traffic can be a pain - stop, start, clutch control, and frequently flicking through the gears. However, with an automatic there is none of that, just use the brake or accelerator…and just one foot!
Due to modern technology not only are automatic cars very easy to drive they are also economical, so give us a call to try out our automatic driving lessons in Bournemouth and Christchurch and let us get you through your driving test.