Steering is the smart start to Driving in Indooroopilly, Kenmore and Bellbowrie
So often we meet Learner Drivers with 70 or 80 hours logged and the first issue we see is poor steering technique.
At this point the bad steering habits are so entrenched in the mind that they are very difficult to change, and the Learner Driver may
even think that their steering is good. It is SO important in the first three hours of Driving to develop good steering technique
and apply that good steering to road situations.
It is worthwhile having a good Driving School teach your Learner to steer correctly. Some Learners pick it up really
quickly if they are taught well. Some Driving schools will tell you simply to hold your hands at 10 to 2 on the wheel,
and don't cross your hands or put your hands inside the rim of the wheel. This information is useful, but does not teach you to steer.
A Driving school that can teach you to steer will give you an overview of the technique at the start. They will have tools with which to teach steering.
For example, they could show you a video sample of steering methods or use a simulator steering wheel to demonstrate. Also, they should have a series
of drills for you to practise the steering techniques . There are some great locations around Indooroopilly, Kenmore and Bellbowrie to practise these Drills.
In addition the Driving Instructor would give you some notes or a handout to take home on this topic. If the Driver Trainer cannot offer this level
of service, then you need to look elsewhere as steering is so important.
Driving School lessons at Indooroopilly are essential for beginners
It is a good choice to take a few driving lessons right at the very start of Learning to drive.
With a good Driving Instructor, a Learner can progress much faster and learn the best skills of driving.
With the faster progress, they have the skills earlier to blend into traffic around Indooroopilly
and are able to do more complex journeys with a Supervisor. By having just a few early lessons, it is more likely the Learner
will learn the correct techniques fairly quickly. If you can afford to drive a car then surely you can afford a few basic lessons
on the path to safe driving.
Bellbowrie Learners need 100 hours of driving with purpose
Living in Bellbowrie means that many Learners will frequently travel to Kenmore on their journey.
For 16 year old Learner drivers, this could be driving to school every day, perhaps to a school in Kenmore or Indooroopilly.
This drive is good the first few times, but after this it does not add much value to your driving experience.
The other popular story is that the learner has driven to " The Coast " a few times. Again, once you are on the highway
there is not a lot to do and limited experience to be gained. The whole point of the 100 hours of driving is to experience a range of
different roads , conditions and traffic situations.
You should have driven lots of motorways, roundabouts, winding roads, hills, intersections, and inner suburbs. You need to leave Bellbowrie
and travel across other suburbs to get this type of driving experience.
With this experience comes the skills to be able to drive off as a P-plater and be able to deal safely with your new journeys away from Bellbowrie.
Kenmore Learners need to be observant in the Driving School car
Of all the elements in Driving a car, Observation would likely rank as the most important.
If you don't watch where you are going you will run into something. If you don't watch other people, they will run into you.
Some Learner drivers only see the lane ahead, even when they have nearly logged 100 hours.
Kenmore roads are very busy,
particulary in the mornings and late afternoons. Learning good scanning techniques, takes some practice and you should learn to do this
very early in your logbook hours.