Few things compare to the day that you pass your driving test. You bounce down the street away from your test centre like Tigger on a space hopper. The last thing on your mind is the possibility of ever needing to consider refresher driving lessons. After all, you’ve passed! You have your driver’s licence! Why on Earth would you ever need to sit through lessons again? Well, that’s a good question. And the answer is varied.
Should You Consider Refresher Driving Lessons?
What are refresher driving lessons?
Refresher driving lessons provide a way for both newer and experienced drivers to hone their skills and gain confidence.
Who needs refresher driving lessons?
Well, almost anyone can benefit from a refresher driving course. Maybe it’s been a while between passing your test and getting a car, and you need a bit of a reminder. Perhaps you’ve not driven for a while, and you want to make sure that you know how to do it safely before taking to the road unaccompanied. People who have been involved in road traffic accidents often need a confidence boost before driving independently again. Some driving schools offer refresher or extended courses for motorway driving, or towing a caravan (which isn’t as easy as you might think!). And of course, if you’ve been caught speeding, or prosecuted for dangerous driving, the police may recommend that you take refresher driving lessons.
How long is a refresher driving lesson course?
There is no simple answer to that question. Every one learns differently. For some, a single lesson will be enough to trigger muscle memory. While confidence building can take longer. You may need three, four, or five lessons. Your instructor will be guided by you. And will support you until you feel confident to take to the road again alone.
What will a refresher driving lesson cover?
Refresher driving lessons can cover any aspect of driving that you wish. You can run through a standard lesson as if you’ve yet to pass your test. This is the most common route, especially for those who have been recommended a refresher driving course by the police. But you can also focus on any areas that are giving you particular concern. Whether parking, manoeuvres, nigh time driving, or handling junctions… The latter being particularly popular in the Birmingham area!
The idea behind refresher driving lessons is to simply make safer drivers. They can enhance your confidence. And they can remind you of the right way to do things. Every driver develops bad habits as they go along. It’s inevitable. A refresher driving course can set you back on the right track. Helping you to be the safest driver you possibly can be.
If you’re looking for driving lessons in and around Birmingham and the West Midlands, please get in touch with DGN Driving today.