Teaching your teenager how to drive is a very important task. If you have chosen or are required by law to have your teen enroll in a driving school, then you want to ensure your child is safe and learning from the best. When choosing a driving school and an instructor, consider asking the following questions.
- How long have you been a driving instructor?
Establish your driving instructor’s qualifications to determine if he or she is experienced enough to teach your teenager. Ask how long your teen’s driving instructor has been employed at that specific driving school and when they received their license. Find out where the driving instructor learned how to drive and what driving techniques they consider their strengths.
- Do you give road instruction, classroom instruction or both?
Driving schools employ several different kinds of driving instructors. The two main types of driving instruction take place on the road and inside a classroom. Sometimes one instructor will work in the classroom while several other instructors conduct the driving instructions. If it makes you feel more comfortable, request to meet with all of the instructors your teen will be interacting with. Also, find out if the driving school uses online or interactive classroom instruction.
- Do you use the driving school’s car for the road instruction?
The vehicle used for road instruction typically varies by the driving school. Some schools provide their own vehicles for your teenager’s instruction. Others allow your teen to use the vehicle he or she will be driving so that he or she will become accustomed to operating it safely. Talk to your instructor about using your vehicle if you can.
- What does your driving curriculum entail?
Some driving schools have an extensive driving curriculum while other use driving manuals. Ask to browse the materials and discuss any questions with the instructor.
To learn more about quality driving schools and meet with an expert driving instructor, consult the professionals at Top Driver Driving School in the Chicago area. Call our office today at (888) 471-5418.