Stourbridge Learners: Tips for Preparing to Drive Alone
When you learn to drive in Stourbridge with Homers Driving School, our instructors are preparing you to not only pass your driving tests, but to become independent, safe drivers, capable of driving alone around Stourbridge and beyond.
In order to do this, you will be provided with important guidance during your lessons, so that you don’t just learn to drive in Stourbridge, but you learn to drive confidently anywhere you go.
Top Tips for Learning to Drive in Stourbridge Alone
As you learn to drive in Stourbridge you’ll start to become more aware of traffic incidents, reports of accidents, or you may see impatient or dangerous drivers.
However, you can vastly reduce your risk of being involved in any incidents when you finally become a qualified driver with some helpful tips:
Tip 1: Learn driving routes well
When you take your driving lessons and learn to drive in Stourbridge, you’ll start to get used to the roads and routes required to get about. During this time, take note of any difficult junctions, double-islands, or particular lane disciplines needed (such as on the Lye By-Pass). This way you can be prepared to tackle tricky junctions and are able to get in the right lane at the right time.
Tip 2: Leave Your Phone Alone
Yes, we know it’s difficult to cope even a few minutes without your smartphone or devices these days, but using a phone whilst driving is illegal and causes at least 20 fatal accidents per year, with 1 in 4 incidents caused by phone use. So, to reduce risk and become a safe driver, turn your phone to silent and leave it.
If you are using your phone as a sat nav, it needs to be mounted safely on your dashboard and not in your hand so that you can remain in full control of your vehicle and not distracted. You may also notice that our instructors also don’t use phones when they help you learn to drive in Stourbridge.
Tip 3: Consider Taking the Pass Plus
The Pass Plus is an excellent training scheme for new drivers to help you deal confidently with a number of new traffic situations and roads, such as using motorways, dual carriageways, rural roads and all weather driving; advanced driving skills which may not be possible to cover in your lessons as you learn to drive in Stourbridge.
As an extra bonus, the Pass Plus (which can be taken with Homers Driving School expert tuition) helps to reduce the risk of you being in a road accident, massively increases confidence for driving alone and helps you save money on your car insurance premiums.
Tip 4: Stick on Those P Plates
And one final tip for helping you drive alone after you gain your full driving license, is to use the ‘P’ probationary plates. Although these aren’t compulsory in the UK, they do help other drivers to be more understanding and allow you more time in certain driving situations.
Skilled Drivers are Safe Drivers
So, as you learn to drive in Stourbridge, stay aware of these tips and how you will implement them when you pass your test and finally set off driving alone for the first time.
And as always, if you have any concerns, questions or would like to take the Pass Plus training in Stourbridge – contact your friendly instructors at Homers Driving School.