Cons and Pros of using a private driving instructor for your driving lessons

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March 1, 2019

Cons and Pros of using a private driving instructor for your driving lessons

When somebody is taking a driving test or learning how to drive a car they often consider the different options out there. One of the options is to simply have your family members teach you how to drive and to log a significant amount of hours practicing for your ultimate road test. Another option is to use a professional driving school where train instructors assist you in the process of passing the exam and in the experience to drive. Each method has its own pluses and minuses associated with it and finding out the right strategy for you when taking Your road test is important. Here are many of the considerations that we should keep in mind when deciding whether to take your road test with your systems of a professional driving school or to have your friends or family members train you on how to drive a car.

Pros of Using a Professional Driving School

There are many benefits associated with professional driving schools and private driving lessons. Professional driving schools provide a vehicle to those who do not have them and allow them to pass an exam that they may not have been otherwise able to. Many student drivers are taught by their parents and this has some negatives associated with it. Many students won’t pay attention to their parents but may be more likely to listen to the instructor of a professional driving school. This can greatly improve on the quality of their driving and make them safer as a driver than they otherwise might be. In addition, the presence of a safety wheel or brake in the driving instructors vehicle will reduce the chance for a serious accident while the driver is still learning how to drive. Professional driving schools often will offer defensive driving courses as well and new drivers can get a break on their insurance when they take these courses. Further, professional driving schools can increase the chance a driver passes their driving test by walking the driver through the process and giving them tips and tricks that can help them to pass the exam.

Cons of Using a Professional Driving School

The biggest negative associated with using a professional driving school is the cost. Many driving schools will charge up to $50 per hour of actual driving time and may combine different drivers into a vehicle at the same time and serve as a prolonged distraction for each driver. $50 per hour, or even a discounted rate, can quickly add up to a relatively expensive total and be a significant amount to pay. As noted above, this is the biggest disadvantage of using a professional driving school, however, there are some others. Most professional driving schools will use their own vehicles which allow the driving instructor to override the wheel and brake from the driver. While these vehicles have an added element of safety to them, they aren’t the same vehicle that the driver will use once they get a license, which can lead to an issue once they start driving. Further, professional driving schools have limited hours and a driver may not get sufficient driving experience when using a professional driving school