The best ways to sneak in some extra driving practice
Getting extra practice outside of your lessons can be vital when learning to drive. But how can you sneak in some trips to apply your new skill?
Having driving practice increases your confidence behind the wheel and can decrease your chances of having a crash. So, getting in as much practice as possible is important – but how can you sneak in as much as possible? Whether you’re still learning and want some extra time on the road (with the supervision of someone who’s over 21 and has held a full licence for at least 3 years), or you’ve already passed and want to amp up your confidence, there are plenty of journeys you can get in the driver’s seat for! Here are some ideas we’ve had:
Driving to and from school or college
This is a good journey to practice with as you may be doing this drive every day and it’s important that you’re confident with the drive. It’s also handy to get used to sitting in the traffic that hits around this time.
Picking up your siblings
With your parents already having to take them somewhere, why don’t you take the opportunity to drive them yourself? It’s also a chance get some extra quality time together. Then, when you pass, you can show them you care by driving them to wherever they need to go; for a price, obviously – petrol doesn’t buy itself!
Driving to and from work
This is very much the same as going to school or college – work is somewhere you’re going to drive to often, so why not feel confident when driving there on your own?
Driving to and from clubs / extra-curricular activities
You go to these places regularly and will soon be driving there on your own. Get used to the roads and you’ll feel so much better once you’ve passed.
Going to the shops
Going to do your weekly shop? Popping into town? Why don’t you drive? Get some practice driving to new and/or unfamiliar places. You won’t always be driving to the same places, and it’s good to practice with your parents in the car and not on your own.