Reminders when Learning to Drive

Many people learn to drive in their teenage years. They even get their car as early as when they graduate high school. Some get theirs sooner. That doesn’t mean learning to drive in your early twenties is something to be ashamed of.

It’s never too late to learn. Here are some tips to make things easier for you:

Start with a Preowned Car

When you’re just learning to drive, there will be some mistakes, and they might cause you to scrape the paint job of your car. However minor, they can be expensive to fix, and if you own a brand new car, they will be a big reason for the car value’s depreciation. Both preowned cars and brand new cars in Provo depreciate in value as soon as they leave the dealership, but newer cars tend to have a faster depreciation because of the novelty.

Accept that You’re Confused

You don’t learn by pretending that you already know what you’re doing. When your teacher–whether that’s a friend, a parent or a professional driving coach–asks if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to talk about anything you found confusing. If you need them to demonstrate the basics, tell them. Even if you have to ask them multiple times, it’s okay. That’s how you learn and become a responsible driver.

Welcome the Possibility of Failure

Taking a driving test is about driving rules as well as good practices on the road. You can retake it if you fail–so don’t let this make you feel that you’re not a worthy driver. You’re not there just yet, but you’ll be there soon if you persevere. Take note of where you failed in the past, and get help if you need it.

Learning to drive means studying the wheel and remembering a lot of rules. Take your time and don’t be hard on yourself.