Guided Practice for Teens and Adults Drivers Students
Guided practice is essential to developing good driving habits. This means discussing techniques with parents and creating good habits for each driving skill. The student also needs to be able to explain reasons for doing things the way we do (For example, why we drive with our lights on in the day time.) The student needs to actively seek opportunities to improve learning–to listen, study, participate, and practice. Looking for some tips to help you during and after your driving training? Click on the link below to open up a PDF, which is not only a helpful student guide but also useful for parents with teenagers that are currently going through driving training. Students Driving Tips and How to’s – Teaching teens and adults how to drive Safe
- Be in the “practicing mood.” Practice when both of you are in good moods, are well rested, and have enough time.
- Adjust the mirrors, seats, steering wheel position and safety belts before starting the vehicle. Always wear your safety belts.
- Come to a complete stop at stop signs and at red lights.
- Before moving from a stop, look left, then front (straight ahead), and then right.
- Keep your eyes moving. Use your mirrors to check around and behind the vehicle every 6-8 seconds.
- Keep at least a 2-4 second space between your vehicle and others in traffic flow. Try to stay centered in your lane of travel.
- Avoid the “No-Zone” with trucks or buses. This is about 4.6 meters on all sides of the truck. If you cannot see truck drivers in their mirrors, they cannot see you either.
- Speed increases braking distance. Doubling your speed will quadruple your braking distance. The faster you’re going the longer it takes to stop.
- Vehicle weight increases braking distance. Doubling your vehicle weight will double your braking distance. If you are driving a large vehicle or towing a trailer, it takes longer to stop.