A Short Guide on What to Expect During Your First Few Driving Classes

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On average, drivers in the U.S. will travel 29.2 miles every day, spending about 46 minutes total in the car. Driving is an important part of living in contemporary society. Not only is it how we get from point A to point B, it has also created a much more convenient method of travel.

But before you can get into the driver’s seat, you’ll probably want to take some driving classes. If you’re nervous and not sure what to expect, here’s a short survival guide to those first few classes.

Before Class

Before you even learn to drive, you need to prepare. The most important thing to remember is getting enough sleep. If you step into a car without an adequate amount of sleep, you’re inviting crashes to happen. In addition, make sure you have glasses if you need them, and make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes without heels.

Don’t Gun for the Driver’s Seat

When your drivers education trainer picks you up for the first driving course, you won’t immediately be in the driver’s seat. Instead, you’ll be in the passenger’s seat while your trainer takes you to a place where they can explain the controls of the car.

Follow DSSSM

DSSSM stands for doors, seating position, steering wheel, seatbelts and mirrors. Before you can start driving you need to make sure you’re checking all of these things. Your trainer will go over this before you start driving.

Ask Questions

Whether you’re taking a defensive driving course or you’re just starting your traffic lessons, it’s important to ask questions. If you’re unsure about how something works, ask about it! The only thing worse than asking what you think is a pointless question is not asking and then not knowing what to do in an emergency. Always ask questions if you have them.

Driving classes might seem scary at first, but you’ll learn how to handle a vehicle in traffic, on city streets, and on the highway in no time as long as you remember all of these things!

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