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Where to Begin

Where to begin

When you get your licence, your risks of crashing increase significantly. Suddenly, you have to find your own way, without the protection of a parent/supervisor or driving instructor.


Find your own way now by taking actively control of your learning. Get used to asking questions in a way that shows you’re curious.



If you’re not sure where to begin, focusing on forming good driving habits and working on your car control skills is a good starting point:


  • Take control of the driving habits you begin to learn – talk to your parent/supervisor about working together on making your automatic driving habits quality ones.
  • Work hard on your car control skills early on. Car control takes time and concentration, but it is easy compared to gaining good awareness and driving experience - the more automatic your car control skills, the more you will be able to concentrate on the road and traffic.

Be determined. Driving – like football, maths or piano – is a complex skill that takes a lot of practice. You should feel confident that you will get there, but it definitely takes hard work.


Find the right Support


When choosing a driving instructor, arrange to have a trial to see if their teaching style suits you. If you feel you are not being taught well, tactfully look for another instructor.
Your free lesson is a good place to start – a keys2drive accredited instructor can help you determine what you need to look for in a driving instructor.

You also need to ensure that you and your parent/supervisor are compatible. Have a look at How to work with your parent / supervising driver for tips on communicating.