If you are considering taking driving lessons or you just started as a beginner, you might probably wonder how much driving lessons are required to take a driving test and subsequently obtain your learner’s permit. In this article, we will tell you all about the driving lessons, and how much of it that you need to be certified to obtain a driving license.
Traffic Lights: Traffic lights are a no-brainer, and pretty much everyone knows the basic about traffic lights, but it doesn’t hurt to re-echo it especially when faced with a real-time practical situation. Green means Proceed. The Amber means stop but be prepared to leave any minute. Red means STOP before the end line.
Obstructions and Easing into traffic: The motorway is a public arena which means there will always be other road users. How do you ease into traffic and avoid obstructions while at it? If there is an obstruction on the way, the sensible thing is to go around it. To do this, ensure you can maintain a door’s width of space between you and the obstruction and be sure that there is no oncoming vehicle. If however, there is oncoming traffic and the road is narrow, you may need to edge closer to the obstruction to keep away from the traffic in the opposite direction. This will allow you to easily maneuver the obstruction as soon as the oncoming traffic clears out. A more critical situation exists where you have obstructions at both sides. Here, patience is required, and you as a driver might need to excuse the way it is considered the more pragmatic thing to do in the circumstance. You will, of course, get adequate knowledge here.
This pedal is responsible for moving and increasing the pace of the vehicle. It is designed to make the engine of the vehicle run faster in sync to how you step on it. Invariably, a soft touch slightly runs the vehicle faster while a deeper steady press races up the vehicle. Typically, it is located at the far right of the three pedals, and it is usually being pedaled with the right foot.
This pedal does more than just putting a halt to the vehicle. For starters, the vehicle signals to the other vehicles behind that you are attempting to slow down, and they should take the cue as well. The pedal is already used to steady and run the vehicle to a comfortable balance, without having to put the vehicle to a complete stop. It is typically controlled with the right foot as well alternating with the accelerator.
This item is the connection between the engine and the gear wheels. In essence, it controls and the gear stick and thus, it determines whether or not the car even moves at all. It is controlled with the left foot, and when clamped entirely down, it releases the engine from the gears, allowing the latter to be changed without stopping the engine. It is important to practice an excellent clutch control to achieve a seamless gear changing/shifting experience.
The is the round object that practically dictates the whims of the vehicle. Standard practice requires that it is held in a 10/2 O’clock fashion — the right hand on the 2 and the left on the 10. This makes for easy and aligned steering movement. The two hands essentially complement each other, while one pushes or pulls the wheel, the other complements it in height, ready to rein in.
The Handbrake (Engaging/Disengaging):
This is just another braking system. But unlike its counterpart, it is located within arm’s reach. It is usually employed if there is a stoppage time of more than 3 seconds when climbing a hill or if the accelerator is needed to move off easier. To engage, take the strain, press the adjoining button, bring down the lever fully and release. To disengage, press, pull the lever up and release the button before the lever.
A standard driving lesson course requires a 12-hour course broken into 12 different one-hour lessons. In any event, you choose to change your driving instructor at any point during your program. The important thing is to ensure that your logbook is stamped upon the completion of every lesson.
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