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Young Drivers Guide
Young Drivers Guide
When you reach 17, all you want to do is learn how to drive. Having that freedom of going wherever you want, whenever you want, can be great.
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After passing your test, would you like to start with a discount off your car insurance. If you choose an additional 6 hours driving with the instructor and you cover the following:
● Town driving
● Rural driving
● Driving in all weathers
● Dual carriage driving
● Motorway driving
● Driving in the dark
After you have covered all these areas your instructor will inform the Driving Standards Agency and they will give you a certificate. If you let your insurance company know and they are a member of the scheme they will give you a discount.
Motorway driving is different than towns or rural driving. BirchaLLSchool of Motoring recommends you have 2 more hours of lessons after you have passed your test to gain some experience of motorway driving.
The speed on the motorway is much greater and therefore, you need to consider:
Keeping your distance, leaving a 2 second gap between you and the vehicle in front
Understand the rules of the different lanes, for example the outside lane is for overtaking only. Plan lane changes well in advance.
Your safety and what to do if you breakdown.
If you are lacking in confidence or you have not driven for some time and want some supervised practice before you drive on your own again, you may need a refresher course.
Your driving instructor will tailor the course according to your individual needs and can assist you with: Night driving, Motorway driving, Roundabouts, Parking (reverse manoeuvre) Traffic signs, Speed awareness The sooner you start; the sooner you'll be a more confident, safer and aware driver.