Learning to drive can be an overwhelming experience for many young enthusiasts. The first time behind a wheel operating heavy machinery (car, truck, motorbike) can be a frustrating experience for many learners, as the mistakes and concerns begin to pile up, ultimately discouraging them to learn as they lose self-confidence in their abilities. Initially their skills will be limited, as they haven’t driven before. This is an obvious statement and any new learning experience will be difficult. Regardless, learner drivers should be gaining lessons from knowledgeable and qualified instructors, such provided through My Driving School. They should also be provided the best possible vehicles to learn in, such as smaller, economical cars, to help provide ease and a smooth transition process. The benefits of learning in a small car include:
Smaller cars are much easier to learn in as they are more convenient to manoeuvre on the road and between obstacles. Especially for parking, this can be one of the more problematic learner difficulties. Parking isn’t easy, as you try and avoid the gutter, surrounding cars and other obstacles that may be situated within close distance. A smaller car allows more room to orchestrate and accurately park.
Smaller cars will also allow learners to accurately drive on the road. This would include for example, more expedient turns around corners, over hills and around other traffic etc. This will allow the learner to increase their confidence.