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Why it’s good to learn to drive in a staged approach

Why it's good to learn in stages

What to practise in each stage of learning to drive

Planning your drives

What a good supervising driver is like

Qualities of a good supervising driver

Choosing a driving instructor

Learning to drive in a staged approach helps you

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Develop your skills

Develop your skills through repeated practice from low-risk through to more challenging situations over time.
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Make lots of time to practise

Space out your practise over a longer period so you learn gradually in lots of situations.

 

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Learn at your own pace

Learn at your own pace, so you can move to new situations when you and your supervising driver agree you're ready.

Qualities of a good supervising driver

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Safety

A good supervising driver always drives safely on the road.
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Makes the time

A good supervising driver will make the time for you to practise.
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Helpful

A good supervising driver gives you help and advice when you need it.
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Plans drives

A good supervising driver will plan drives and tasks before your drive with you.
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Suitable drives

A good supervising driver will plan drives that match the level of your driving experience.
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Provides support

A good supervising driver supports you if you feel stressed or anxious.
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Gives feedback

A good supervising driver makes the time to talk to you after a drive.
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They don't get upset

A good supervising driver doesn't get upset at you for making mistakes.

When choosing an instructor, it's a good idea to:

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Ask your friends

Shop around for someone that suits you or ask your friends if they know a good one.
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Pick someone you like

It's important to choose someone you get on with well.

 

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Ask them for advice

Ask them for suggestions on where or what you should practice.

Ask them for extra support

See if they can give your supervising driver any advice.