Driving School Prices - What Are You paying For?

March 23, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Some people are reluctant to pay for lessons at a professional driving school preferring to undergo their training with a friend or relative. This is because they assume that you can acquire all the knowledge you require from a non-professional.

This is, however, not true. A professional will be able to help you in many other ways that a non-professional can’t.

You may think you are saving a few bucks by not enrolling for professional driving lessons, but the kind of knowledge and skills you will get from using a professional instructor is worth it. By paying the driving school fees, you are paying for the following:

  1. Proper learning equipment.  You are paying to use proper training equipment and facilities that you would not have access to if trained informally. Some of these equipment and facilities include reading materials and a specially modified vehicle made specifically for driver training. This vehicle is fitted with a dual control system to ensure safety for both the instructor and the learner.
  2. Skills and experience. The instructor who will be training you has the necessary skills and experience to train you on how to handle your vehicle on the road. He will impart knowledge to you on the latest developments in traffic rules and give you tips to improve your safety.
  3. Driver education. This part of driver education is done in a classroom or over the internet as it’s theoretical. In this, the driver is taught how to read and interpret road signs and prepared for the behind-the-wheel lessons so that you can have a general idea of what is expected of you once you are on the road.
  4. Exam preparation. The instructor will help you prepare for the driving licence examination by helping you out with the registration process and training you on how to handle frequently asked questions in these exams. In effect, the instructor will help better your chances of passing your examination and getting your driving licence.

Enrolling in a driving school is one of the best decisions a would-be driver could make. The professional lessons will help ensure that you are a competent driver and thus protect both your safety and that of other road users.

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