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Feelings and emotions on the road

Stress and learning to drive

Tips to help your learner stay calm and drive safely

What you’re there to do for your learner

Tips to help your learner stay in control when they drive


Take a break

Taking short breaks will help them clear their mind and may stop them from putting them self at risk while on the road.



Slow down

Get them to slow down, as it gives them more time to make good decisions and respond safely to hazards.



Ask you to drive

Let them know it’s okay if you need to take over, if things get too complicated or they feel overwhelmed.



See how they're feeling

Check in with them and ask about their feelings and emotions, especially before going for a drive.



Drive another day

If they're not feeling up to it, get them to drive another time, so they can drive when they’re feeling their best.



Encourage them to talk

Allow them to talk to you about how they’re feeling, as it helps you understand how they’re going and how you can best support them.