Learning to drive is an important skill that everyone who is capable of getting a licence should have. Having a drivers licence gives you independence and a sense of responsibility. It allows you the freedom of mobility and means that at any point if needed you will be able to handle a vehicle. If you are only starting out on your process of getting your licence then here are some things to keep in mind.

Take some classes

The best way to start, especially if you have little to no experience driving is to take some classes. You can register with any number of driving schools in Joondalup that have been started in the last few years.

Ask around from friends and family for driving schools that they would recommend. You will want an instructor that you feel comfortable learning with – you do not want to feel intimidated or afraid during class as this will deter you from learning properly.You need to learn to get comfortable behind the wheel. Ask if your school will also help you with the process of registering for your licence – this can be tedious and they may help you with signing up for your test as well. You will also need to ask them whether or not there is a written or oral component to your test and if so whether they can help you prepare for that as well there are often booklets on road rules that are available that you should memorise regardless of whether you will be tested on them or not. Looking for reliable driving school, you can read this article for details.

Practice makes perfect

You can sit and learn all the parts of a car and list out all of the steps on how to get a car to run, but there is nothing like actually getting out on the road to learn how to drive. Get in as many hours of practice as you can – and make sure that as long as you are driving with only a permit that you have a licenced driver with you at all times. Take this time to familiarise yourself with your local road network and the rules that apply to your area.

You are responsible for your safety

Driving is a huge undertaking. You have no doubt heard of the countless stories of road accidents caused by reckless driving, where people speed unnecessarily or break road rules, or where they have been drinking and driving. Please avoid doing any of these, especially drinking and driving – take a cab if you are having a drink. Remember you are responsible not just for your own safety but also for that of those around you!