Once a fortnight we interview one of the Momentum driving team to learn more about them and get some top driving tips.
Today we have Peter, one of our instructors from the Southampton area…
Why did you want to become a driving instructor?
How long have you been an instructor?
What do you like most about teaching people to drive?
Everybody is absolutely different and so the challenge is to tailor lessons to work best for each individual .div>
What car do you use for teaching?
What are the most common mistakes you see pupils make?
Not putting the clutch down when stopping. (Judder to a halt).
“Coasting” around corners.
Lack of observation during manoeuvres.
Lack of observation at roundabouts.
That’s probably enough for now!
What changes would you like to see made to the driving test, if any?
What are your top 5 tips for learner drivers?
If you make a mistake, learn from it and move on.
Wear comfortable / sensible shoes when driving, I doubt if I could drive very well in Ug boots or flip flops either.
Check your blind spot every time.
Don’t drive in anybody else’s blind spot, they may not be as observant as you are.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Lessons should be fun as well as a learning experience.
Longer lessons may be a brilliant way to learn, but we all need a break now and again. Bring a drink (non alcoholic :-), sandwich, fags etc.
If you want to have another go at something… a scary roundabout….hill starts…whatever, ask your instructor. Very often it isn’t so difficult next time.
If you’d like to get in touch with Peter, please visit the Southampton driving lessons page.