Drivio combines simulated driving lessons with traditional lessons to ensure that students reap the benefits of both learning methods. Our driving instructors do believe that the best way to prepare for your driving test is to practice both at Drivio and at home.
That being said, we’ve compiled a checklist of simple things to keep in mind when you’re practicing in your neighbourhood.
Before you start driving
- Make sure you review the rules of the road.
- Ensure that you always carry your learner’s license with you.
- Ensure that the car you are practicing in has its L plates and is in good condition.
- Find a superior with a license to practice driving with when you’re not practicing with Drivio’s instructors.
Checking your car
- Ensure that all tyres are inflated properly.
- Make sure that you have enough fuel and that the oil and water levels are in order.
- Adjust your seat in such a way as to maximise your visibility.
- Ask your superior to assist you to do blind spot checks.
- Make sure that you can reach the pedals comfortably.
- Check whether your brake and indicator lights are functioning well.
- Check whether your handbrake is in working order.
1. Practice driving in various locations on a weekly basis.
2. When you’re a bit more comfortable and confident, try to practice driving:
- In peak time traffic
- At night
- In rainy weather
- At a time when the sun is at its highest
3. Never drive when you’re tired or under the influence of alcohol or medication.
4. Don’t drive with music during your first few lessons, it may be too distracting.
When driving at night
- Turn on your headlights right around the time when visibility is reduced.
- If the driver approaching has his beams on, drive at a slower pace and look slightly to the left until the driver have passed.
- Only practice driving in well-lit, safe and familiar areas in your neighbourhood.
When driving in traffic
- Maintain a safe following distance.
- Be patient and drive at a slower pace.
- Communicate with fellow drivers using your indicators and lights.
- Brake smoothly.
When driving in rainy weather
- Keep your lights on.
- Keep a firm grip on the steering wheel.
- Take your time and anticipate wind gusts.
- Increase your following distance.
First time driver? No problem. Allow Drivio’s expert driving instructors to guide you through your entire learning journey from start to finish. Scared to start driving on the road? There’s no need to be! With Drivio’s state-of-the-art driving simulator you can practice driving in a safe environment without fear.
No need to procrastinate any longer. Contact us to book your first lesson!