- 13 December 2020
Ready, set, go! Let’s start your driving course!
Maybe it’s because you’ve been dreaming about it for a long time - or perhaps it’s a necessity - regardless, obtaining your driver’s license is a big deal!
Over 5,500,000 people in Québec have a driver’s license. So you shouldn’t be surprised if many of your acquaintances (who are drivers) offer you driving tips and advice. But will these be as good as they might seem at first glance?
The easy answer is a resounding NO!
This NO does NOT mean that the persons offering you advice are not good drivers! Truth be told, everyone adopts different driving habits over time. Also, the number of cars on the road - and the features of these vehicles - may not have been as numerous or advanced as they are today. And lastly, it’s always good to remember that not everyone is a born teacher.
This is why your driving instructor plays a very important role, and is deserving of your trust! Your instructor was trained to share the safest and most relevant methods with those who are just learning to drive. He not only understands the topic at hand and the maneuvers new drivers need to learn, but he’s also received training on how to be an effective teacher. (And – you’ll need to keep this secret - what he teaches you is exactly what the SAAQ evaluators want students to show them when they do their road test.)
The role of your instructor is to make you a safe driver, be it in winter or summer, on the highway or in residential areas. He wants to help you adopt good practices that will help you become a safe, cooperative and responsible driver. No Formula 1 racing for you in the near future. We suggest you trust him, for with mandatory driving courses came a drastic drop in the number of young driver deaths.
And what’s more, you won’t have to worry that he’s afraid you’ll wreck his brand new car. Do you know someone who would be perfect at this job? If so, tell him he can apply online by clicking here (insert link). We’re currently on the lookout for new driving instructors!
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