The stages of learning how to drive can be quite daunting for some but at Prestige driving school we are here to build your confidence and help you feel more relaxed behind the wheel. We teach nervous drivers with no experience to the elderly or people who require refresher lessons.
There are 5 stages of learning how to drive to get your license and be a safer driver. We tailor each stage towards the individual learner based on their experience.
Stage 1: Being aware of the controls in the car. This is the shortest stage but is essential in aiming to get you familiar with the controls of the car before you start the drive. We cover accelerator, breaks, mirrors, indicators, lights, hazards, transmission and all other controls of the car.
Stage 2: First drive. Putting it into practice. Controlling the car and looking out for other road users on quite roads with little traffic while using your stage 1 skills to control the car.
Stage 3: Traffic and other driving hazards. This stage takes longer and uses your Stage 1 and Stage 2 skills on busier roads and in more difficult driving situations. Learning to observe road signals and hazards, learning all parking techniques, driving on the freeway, night driving, driving in the rain, keeping a safe distance between other road users, remembering to check your mirrors. By the end of this stage you will learn to become a safer driver in varied driving situations.
Stage 4: Getting more experience. Building up your log book hours. The more your do something, the better you get. This is true in everything people do. Whether it’s sport, music, work, or anything else – practice and experience lead to better skills. The aim is to build up lots of difference experiences where you act like a solo driver but under the supervision of a driving instructor. By this stage we will begin conducting mock driving tests to prepare you for the big day and score you based on the real Vic Roads test. At Prestige Driving School we take special consideration whether we recommend you are ready for your driving test. We believe in safety first and the safety of other road users so this decision is not taken lightly.
Stage 5: Booking your Vic Roads driving test. Okay so we have recommended you book your drive test as we believe you will be a safe driver on the road. Remember it is only natural to be affected by driving test nerves on the day. The first thing to remember is that you are not alone. Driving test nerves affect the majority of learner drivers, the overwhelming majority of whom will eventually go on to pass their driving test. The second point to remember is that you wouldn’t be taking your practical driving test unless we didn’t think you are ready. A lot of our students also ask to have a driving lesson before their test to boost their confidence.