I decided to create this page to eliminate confusion about the driver training process and to help you to learn driving a car as efficiently as
Here are some of my time-tested considerations that will be especially helpful if you are novice and nervous about driving a car.
Believe me or not, the notion of learning how to drive a car is quite simple. However, simplicity does not mean the same thing as "easy".
You see, there is a difference between a skill and knowledge. The difference is really in the APPROACH or in the PROCESS of getting from just
knowing something to actually doing it, doing it well. By understanding that process you will eliminate confusion, build confidence, and make
The key is to apply an approach that makes your learning easy and understandable. This is where years of teaching experience combined
with my analytical skills have helped me to come up with the best PRACTICES for any given driving skill.
Once you know HOW to practice, all it takes is a little commitment and dedication which allows you to engage in the process of repetition. It is
this process of repeating the same thing over and over, that builds skill. Remember, driving a car is very much a physical activity. So, it does
take time for the body and specifically the nervous and muscle systems to adapt and let you build the skills you need.
Simple example (Knowledge vs. Skill):
Perhaps you heard somebody saying that the best way of turning a steering wheel is a "Hand Over Hand" technique. If you are new to driving
I can imagine your mind starting to spin, your heart rate increasing, just to come to terms with such a fancy terminology. Now let me tell you,
I have never yet had a novice student that would require more than 2 minutes of practice on "Hand Over Hand".
Lesson for you to learn:
Although it may be a new concept, don't sweat until you have a chance of practicing the skill using some of my APPROACHES. I bet, soon you
will be smiling.
|PAST RELATED ANXIETIES (Approx. 5% of nervous drivers)||
|FUTURE ORIENTED ANXIETIES (Approx. 95% of nervous drivers)|
- passengers/bystanders who were involved/witnessed a collision
- experiences rooted in the past that affect student's decision
making ability (i.e. prior unsuccessful road test attempts)
- fear of getting involved in a collision
- fear of failing a driving test
Past related anxieties are quite rare but they also require more effort to overcome when compared with more common, future oriented issues.
My analytical skills have allowed me to develop special approaches to teaching some of the more challenging skills like parking, lane changing,
or the most basic skill of knowing where to look.
I have had positive experiences with helping students to overcome any of the above anxieties, providing myself and a student could establish a
There is no big secret to eradicating your fears. I do that by teaching you the "HOW" and "WHY" or in other words
"UNDERSTANDING THE DRIVING SKILLS".
It all starts with a proper initial assessments of every student. Based on that assessment I can set a series of goals (driving skills) to achieve. It
is also critical to measure student's progress and periodically revise new expectation levels. This ability of stating a particular goal, measuring
your progress toward it, and giving you feedback as you acquire new skills is what separates my teaching approach from any other
driving school in Brampton. In other words you will know "WHEN" you are making a mistake, "WHY" is a mistake happening, and
"HOW" to correct/improve a given technique.
|Patience and Dedication on my part + Commitment and Attentiveness on student's part = Clearly Stated Goal|
When you already know how to drive you will realize that:
|Pure Driving Skill -----> Control -----> Confidence -----> No Anxiety|
Copyright 2006-2014 Jeff's Brampton Driving School
| 3 striking facts|
1. If you check the "Yellow Pages" virtually every driving school in Brampton specializes in nervous drivers,
2. Around 50% of my students (many of them mature students), had at least one driver instructor before,
3. Close to 100% of my students succeed to become a safe driver and pass a driving test.
In my practice as a driving instructor I have had opportunity to teach drivers with various anxieties such as:
Brampton Driving School
Brampton Driving School
(647) 885 - 1970
(647) 885 - 1970
96 Dumfries Ave. Brampton, Ontario, L6Z 2X7