A Guide To Driving For Learners

By John Robertson

Learning to drive can be stressful and it does not have to be, you can follow a few basic steps and be on your way to driving safely. Every new driver experiences both fear and excitement, with these steps, you will be driving in no time.

Every new experience requires a few different steps to get where you want to be. These are the steps you need to learn to drive: start by getting your learning permit from your state's BMV or DMV, you can use the state website, and you can practice in parking lots before you start driving on the road. Each of the following steps will help you get started driving on your own.

In order to start practicing driving you need to get a learner's permit from you local state BMV or DMV, which is the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or Department of Motor Vehicles. There are a number of locations that you can get this from; however, some states specify specific locations for those forms. Most often, you can find the website for your state through a search engine, any search engine.

Study the guide and learn the rules of the road, most states allow learners to take practice tests at the BMV/DMV website. Road rules are common sense, right? Well, even people who have driven for years do not always get all the answers correct on the driver's test. Study the booklet, use the practice tests online, and check with your state BMV/DMV to see if you have to pay each time, you take the test if you do not pass. It will remove a lot of stress if you can take the written part free if you do not pass it.

Empty parking lots are the best place to start practicing driving. Busy cities can be hard to find an empty parking lot during the day; however, if you wait until night you can also practice your nighttime driving. Additionally, many areas have free parking lots during the weekends or over holidays. Parking lots give plenty of room to practice using the gas and brakes during turning and driving.

Driving on the road starts with safety checks, and may still be a very stressful event. To start, stick with roads where the speed limit is not over 35 mph. Avoid heavy traffic and highways until you are comfortable with driving on the smaller roads and used to watching for unexpected behavior by other drivers.

The best part of learning to drive is the pride you get when you pass your driver's test. After you have practiced driving for a few months and feel comfortable behind the wheel, take the practice tests and then go in for your final test to get your license. Always remember safety first, even after you get your license.

Practicing and studying are the most important parts of learning to drive. In order to be safe on the road you will need to practice all your safety steps and understand the rules of the road. You will also have to be aware of defensive driving techniques. A few months practicing will assist you in getting your license and putting you on the road. - 29952

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