Learning to drive can be a crazy time. There is so much to do. Learner lessons really help. First you learn to drive the car. Then you learn about the roads. Plus you have to stay safe around all those other drivers.
There is a lot to learn before you get your P Plates.
We are here to help with learner driving lessons that will teach you to drive safely.
If you have never driven, we’ll start from the beginning and go at your pace.
If you can already drive we’ll work at filling in the gaps and fixing any bad habits.
Driving lessons resume 9th June 2020
Driving instructor lessons are part of Step 2 on the COVID 19 road to recovery starting Friday June 5th 2020 as announced by the Government of South Australia.
The Drive Smart Instructor Team will be back on the road from Tuesday 9th June 2020.
We will have COVID-Safe Hygiene protocols in place including wiping down contact surfaces between lessons and disinfecting the cabin daily.
We ask that all clients help everyone to stay safe by washing hands immediately before and after lessons. We also strongly encourage everyone to download the COVID-Safe App. This means we will quickly know if any clients or instructors have been in contact with someone who contracts the virus.
Until we can get back on the road, check out our Driving Lesson Tips at Drive Smart Driving School on YouTube.
Learner driving lessons with an instructor
Learning with a good driving instructor has lots of advantages.
It can be way less stressful that learning with parents, other family or friends.
Driving instructors don’t get scared like parents might. Our driving school cars have dual control brakes. We can stop bad stuff happening while you are learning the basics. Everything is a lot safer for every one.
Experienced drivers forget how difficult driving can be. Sometimes they don’t understand why you are scared or have trouble.
A good driving instructor will help you learn safely. Some one has to teach you the difficult stuff. Better to start out with us, rather than scare every one while you are still trying to get it right.
Experienced drivers can have bad habits. Driving instructors will teach you good habits.
What type of learner driving lessons?
South Australian Learner drivers have two options to get their P Plates. The question is, which one is best for you?
Will you do driving lessons then the Test (VORT) or will logbook lessons (CBT&A) work better for you?
CBT&A (Logbook) lessons
The CBT&A course is designed for learner drivers. The lessons take you through the 30 driving tasks in the yellow section of your driving companion (Logbook). There are assessment tasks along the way which help make sure you keep up the skills. These review tasks are a great part of the learning process. They keep your brain knowing it needs to remember important stuff.
The CBT&A (Logbook) course includes basic driving skills like steering and stopping. It covers all the manoeuvres like U Turns and Parking plus the on-road skills. Country driving is included along with advanced traffic management skills. A brilliant course when taught well.
Lessons then the (VORT) Driving Test
Having learner driving lessons to become a safe driver then progress to the Driving Test (VORT) is also a great way to get your P Plates.
Some people prefer the idea of a Test with an Examiner rather than the instructor they have been working with.
Your instructor will look at your driving (even if it’s not very good) then take all the way through to being ready to pass your VORT.
If you want the whole driving package, we are happy to take you through all the driving tasks in your driving companion then still finish up with the VORT.
We work with reliable, independent VORT Examiners and can help arrange your Test.
When to start learner driving lessons
Starting your lessons sooner rather than later has great benefits. It means you start learning good habits from the beginning. You can also practice what you learn while you get your driving experience hours.
Starting early also is easier on the budget. The right number of lessons spaced out over twelve or so months can fit the budget much better then trying to cram them into the last three months.
The other big benefit is that you have more time to get your head round the hundreds, even thousands of things you need to learn.
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