Keep reading for tips on how to reap the benefits of your learning

Truth be told, it’s hard to imagine anyone who’d rank “driving education” in their top 10 things to do over the weekend! But... just like 5.5 million other Québecers, you need a driver’s licence to help you get where you want and need to go! Not to mention that you’ve just about had it with always having to ask someone to give you a lift!

Up for a little advice to get the absolute most of out every second of your training?

Invest the necessary effort in the theoretical courses. While in class, draw on your instructor’s experience and ask questions on anything that you haven’t clearly understood: the instructor’s job is to help you master what you need to learn to the greatest possible extent.

To reap even greater rewards, consider reading the modules in your manual before heading off to your theoretical course. This will give you a better idea of what topics will be covered during the course and hopefully allow you to better understand!

Here are some other resources you can turn to for help in between your courses:
  1. Check out the SAAQ Web site for exercises you can do in conjunction with each course module. Taking the time to do the exercises after each course will help you when comes the time to pass the knowledge test.
  2. Have a look at other questions that will help you review all of the modules in an overall manner.
  3. Tecnic driving schools offer online learning, a tool strictly reserved to Tecnic clients. Review what you learned in class to be better prepared for your courses and the SAAQ knowledge test. Contact the nearest Tecnic school for more information about this tool.
Invest time and effort in your practical training! There’s a direct correlation between the time you spend behind the wheel and your driving skills. Courses are one thing, but you also need to get out there and drive! The SAAQ recommends spending at least 50 hours driving with an accompanying rider.
Tips to help you get behind the wheel more often:
  • Schedule a specific time to drive with your accompanying rider (e.g., every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.). And promise to NEVER find an excuse to not keep your appointment! 
  • Plan brief driving periods. 30 minutes may just be your sweet spot, but will likely be a looonnnggg time for your accompanying rider! Regardless, you will learn a lot more by spending 6 periods of 30 minutes behind the wheel than by driving for 3 hours straight!
  • Repeat the same maneuvers that you did so well in your last course... because while it’s good to practice stuff that needs improvement, revisiting what you can do well is a definite morale booster!
​To recap, a driving course is not that different from any other course you need to take: if you prepare ahead of time, then practice what you learn, you will develop the necessary skills quicker than you would have ever thought possible. This approach will essentially increase your odds of passing the exam with flying colours while having a great deal of fun along the way!
Happy learning!

Other blog articles that may interest you


Share on Facebook