Maidenhead Driving Instructors
So you are looking to learn to drive in Maidenhead, then you will require a good driving instructor, then you might be asking the question, how do I find one, or how will I be sure that the instructor I choose will actually be good for me, and not just take my money and pro-long my driving lessons to get the maximum income from me before allowing me to take the practical dsa\driving test?
You will need to know some vital facts that will steer you in the right direction, it won’t guarantee that you would absolutely make the right choice, but if you bear this information in mind when looking for for a good driving instructor, you are more likely to find the right person for you in the Maidenhead area.
Good driving instructors are fully qualified and approved by the DSA (the government body that regulates all standards relating to driving a car in the UK), and they can prove this by their green registration badge which they have to display it on their driving school car windscreen when giving paid instruction. If your instructor has a pink badge, that means they are a trainee, and have not fully completed the 3 part qualifying process. While being a trainee doesn’t necessarily mean they are not going to be a good instructor, personally, they would not have the necessary experience behind them.
Good driving instructors do not come cheap. This is a very important fact that you have to consider when choosing a tutor that is going to help you learn to drive and pass the hard uk driving test, as a lot of people quite easily ignore it, thinking that as long as the person has a driving school roof sign or displays ‘L’ plates on the car, then they will be able to do the job.
But saying that not all instructors are going to be good (even the big companies like the AA, BSM and Red have bad apples in the fold), but you can safely assume that anyone charging peanuts for lessons will have some skeletons in their cupboard.
A good driving instructor does not change their behaviour after your first few lessons. If you start noticing changes in the behaviour of the person teaching you to drive, then it might be that the instructor is now revealing their true colours, and are hoping that you will stick with them because you can’t be bothered to change, are afraid the next ADI will be worse or you just tolerate these issues till you have passed your practical test. Well if that happens to you, I suggest you look for someone else, don’t allow them to get away with it. A rude sexual remark here and there, a racial comment about another road user or driver may only get worse, that shouting behaviour may arise when you make a mistake are all characteristics that a good driving instructor will not exhibit.
A good driving instructor will adapt their teaching to suit individuals, so he or she will not say a 17yr old female learner driver ALWAYS takes a minimum of 40 driving lessons to pass the test or this method of doing the reverse parking exercise is the only way and you have to learn it my way!
A good driving instructor MUST be able to advise or explain why you have to do things in a particular way. For example you should always apply the handbrake if you stop at a junction and are stationary for more than 4 seconds because it keeps you safe in case an absent minded driver crashes into the back of your car by limiting the distance your vehicle can be pushed into the path of traffic in the main road.
Good instructors turn up on time for appointments, and will usually call you if they are running more than 5 minutes late, they also don’t cancel lessons at the last minute maybe because they got someone willing to pay more than the £17 per hour that you are currently paying them for your driving lessons.
Also a good driving instructor usually comes highly recommended by family and friends, and work colleagues and is usually the best way of finding one, especially since you can ask for the above mentioned factors from them.
As you can see, it is only over a period of time that you will be able to say for sure if you have chosen a good driving instructor in Maidenhead to help you with your quest to learn to drive, pass the DSA practical car test and obtain that coveted full UK driving licence.