Learning to drive can be a very stressful undertaking that requires a lot of work and concentration. Many new drivers find driving intimidating and find it much more beneficial to start learning the basics of operating a vehicle on streets that are quiet, easy to navigate and not very busy. This allows them to concentrate on learning to manage the car itself before having to figure out the rules of the road in a busy environment.
Throwing a new driver right in the middle of a busy city street can be a little like throwing someone in the deep end to teach them to swim. They will be stressed out and overwhelmed by all the cars around them and they will be trying to react correctly; however they might not know what to do or even be confident switching lanes or merging yet. Not only is this all too much for a beginner driver to take in at once, it can also be dangerous to have such an inexperienced driver on a busy road.
There are certain driving schools that will take you outside of the busy city streets and into a quieter rural area. These classes will take place out in the countryside, away from all the stress that comes with driving on the built up city streets or suburban areas.
Here are just a few reasons why it is useful for you to take your driving lessons in a quiet rural area.
More Room for Error
When you are first learning to manoeuvre a vehicle, it is likely that you will be a little big clumsy at first until you get the hang of it. You might have trouble sticking to one lane or might accelerate a bit too quickly accidently.
It’s much better to make these clumsy errors while you are all alone on a country road, where you won’t risk damaging anything including other road users. This gives you room to practice your vehicle handling skills until you get the hang of it. If the car veers to the left a little too far, you won’t smash into anyone else.
Less Residents to Annoy
One of the major things that homeowners who live on residential streets in the larger cities complain about is the number of driving students who practice in their neighbourhood. It drives them crazy that their neighbourhood roads are taken over with learner drivers who are practicing turns and parallel parking. These learner drivers make local residents nervous about dents to their own bumpers and can really cause outrage.
It is better for everyone involved when learner drivers practice their driving skills in remote countryside areas where they will have the freedom to learn without disturbing anyone.
Less to Focus On
When you are very first learning how to drive, everything is new to you and so you are still getting used to how the car responds to your movements and actions. This includes how hard you should press your foot on the accelerator, how responsive the steering wheel is, how to interpret the information on the dash and how to use your mirrors. Having to learn all of that while also managing to handle busy traffic, interact with other drivers and find your way through the compact and confusing city can be a little too much for most new drivers.
Sometimes very new drivers just need a quiet country road where they can practice the simple act of controlling the vehicle, so that they will be able to do so without having to think about it when they begin to learn the other aspects of driving later on.
These are just a few of the reasons why taking driving lessons in a quiet rural area has so many advantages and can make learning to drive so much easier and more enjoyable for a brand new driver.