More meaningful sessions
LONG, WIDE AND DEEP EXPERIENCE
Lots of driving time will help your learner driver immensely – most road safety experts strongly recommend learners get at least 120 hours of driving experience before they get their Ps. But giving them a lot of different experiences in that time – by creating a variety of driving situations – will help much more.
The Keys2drive learning approach helps parents/supervisors to provide a more thorough and meaningful learning experience, by encouraging learning that is:
- Longer – providing more hours behind the wheel, and practising correct repetition
- Wider – experiencing a greater variety of driving challenges, in all conditions
- Deeper – gaining a greater understanding of the psychological, emotional and mental challenges involved, and the true responsibility that each driver holds
Look over the pages for long, wide and deep experience to get a better understanding of what they mean, why they are important, and how you can use them to create more meaningful learning experiences and plan the progression of your sessions.
SET GOALS AND WATCH FOR PROGRESS
Learning is rewarding when the progress is clear. Try setting short-term goals together that are attainable but satisfying.
Also, consider keeping a journal of driving notes that you can look back on as you go. Pass on your observations of your learner’s progress at regular intervals.
HAVING TROUBLE FINDING PRACTICE TIME?
Remember, there's plenty of help around. Have a look at finding practice time for suggestions on handling this part of your challenge.
If you don't know where to begin, a Keys2drive free lesson will solve this problem. Your accredited driving instructor will help get you started and offer other support. These lessons are beneficial for both parents/supervisors and learner drivers.