I have always loved cars ever since I was a child. The coming together of man and machine during a drive has always struck the right chord with me. Drivers back in the day (and even now) seem to have a certain elegance as they take turns with their windows 75% open. But then a realized that before I too could control my machine, I had to attend a driving school and get trained on this vital life skill. At this point, I got to value the essence of excellent driving skills being inculcated at the early stage. This means that if the foundation isn’t laid right, there is no way you end up being a good driver. Thus, your selection of a driving school so very essential in the way things will work out for you. With so many such institutions around, how do you ensure you don’t pick a mediocre one?
Start by identifying a driver training program that is accredited by the relevant government body. Governmental bodies usually oversee transportation. They work towards ensuring there is sanity on our roads. Consequently, it makes sense if the driving school you attend has been approved by the main regulator. Thus check out the school’s operating license to ensure that it has been awarded by the relevant state body overseeing transport.
You also need to look into the driving schools quality. By itself, this point is rather subjective as measuring quality may be an issue especially if you are new to this. So you could look at metrics like the experience of the instructors and overall professional capacity. Are they licensed? Are they insured? As well, detailed and clearly laid out training manuals can show quality as they will make it fun and easy for you to get your license. Again, assess the class size to ensure it isn’t too big to allow for one-on-one education.
With the above sorted, it is time you evaluated the driving school’s cars. Do the vehicle looked run down and on the verge of collapse? To most of us, we expect that driving school cars should be carefully preserved. Nevertheless, this isn’t always the case, and so some poor shocks and a partially dead braking system can be the order of the day. Thus, if you detect this, take off…FAST!!! Therefore, ensure the vehicles are marked as student-driver cars and that they have undergone continuous maintenance tests.
Finally, some recommendations wouldn’t hurt. Talk to relatives and close associates and also make use of online reviews to get a proper driver training institution.