The American Attitude Toward Driving

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Driving Is A Piece of Cake – Learning How To Drive Is Easy

Yes, memorizing enough of the Rules of the Road to pass the knowledge tests in existence today in the US is simple enough.

Learning how to start a modern vehicle and put it into gear is a piece of cake(unless it’s your first experience in a car with a push-button switch).

Becoming familiar enough with the accelerator, brake and steering wheel manipulation is also pretty straight-forward, although it does take some practice to make certain the correct pedal is used for the desired outcome (which is why we tell our parents to pull the vehicle out of the garage before going on a practice drive with their teen).

Adding on the ability to use the turn signals, headlights, windshield wipers and entertainment system pretty much completes the “training” necessary to allow a person to “drive” a vehicle down the road. In fact, a lot of cars have automatic headlights, so you don’t even need to know where the control is or how it works.

Why should we spend hundreds of dollars and a significant amount of time learning how to drive using a quality professional driving school?

Driving Safely & Responsibly:

  • Is a Mental Process Assisted by Physical Moves
  • Requires significant preparation to reach competency
  • Is NOT a one week(or even a one month) process

 

While behind the wheel of a vehicle, the driver is presented with an ever-changing set of information on road and traffic conditions that he/she must process and use to make informed decisions on how to control the vehicle.   That includes recognizing potential issues in time to respond appropriately.

It takes time and practice to develop the observation skills needed to allow proper reaction. That requires much more than 6 or less hours behind the wheel in a supervised mode, or boring classroom/online presentations of the Do’s & Don’ts of driving.

 

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