Dagenham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 06, 2009 -- For some learner drivers their priority is passing the driving test and getting on the road as quickly as possible. But one driving school in Dagenham warns this is a dangerous attitude to adopt.
Kevin Everitt of Fingers Crossed Driving School ([http://www.fingerscrosseddrivingschool.co.uk]) says: âLearning to drive isnât just about getting through the driving test. Itâs about becoming a safe, confident driver with good skills and experience.â
Kevin Everitt, a fully qualified DSA Approved Driving Instructor with 15 years experience, feels that the challenges faced by newly passed drivers, such as driving alone, experiencing motorways and parking in awkward spaces are not given anywhere near enough consideration in the lessons leading up to taking the driving test.
Statistics show new drivers are more likely to have an accident within the first two years of passing their test due to a lack of skills and experience.
Kevin says: âThatâs why the overall aim should never be to just pass the test. Your driving instructor should introduce you to as many different situations and conditions as possible. They should be dedicated to building confidence and making you aware of all types of hazards.â
New drivers can improve their skills by taking a Pass Plus course which boosts experience; improves driving skills; and reduces accident risk. âIt can even get you a discount on your car insuranceâ says Kevin who has put together a brief guide on his website: [http://www.fingerscrosseddrivingschool.co.uk/pass_plus_essex.html]. The Pass Plus course involves motorway lessons, country lane driving and all weather road experience and is well worth the investment.
Kevin Everitt sums up: âDriving is a skill that can change your life, boost your independence and even improve your chances of getting a job. If you are learning to drive then learn to drive safely. Choose a driving instructor with several years experience and a dedication to the job and not only will you pass your test, you will become a safe, confident driver with a skill that will serve you for life.â