Automatic driving lessons
There are many reasons why people want to learn in an automatic car. Automatics are easier to drive so most people can get to the required standard far quicker than in a manual. If you pass your driving test in an auto you will not be able to drive a manual (you can on L plates) but there is nothing stopping you taking a manual test at a later date once you have some driving experience.
Automatic benefits at a glance
- More confidence – no stalling or rolling back on hills
- Less distraction – no clutch or gear lever to coordinate
- More time to concentrate on controlling the vehicle
- More time to develop judgement of speed and steering
- More time to concentrate on reading the road
- Learn faster – less to learn and remember
- Less tiring – better suited to town and city driving
- Less cost – need less lessons than manual
Stress free learning
For most people learning how to use the clutch, gears and accelerator together are very stressful. Get it wrong and you either stall, bunny hop across the road or the car starts rolling backwards. This fear creates anxiety and distracts the pupil from taking in the wider aspects of what is going on around them. It also creates uncertainty in their decision making process. The good news is that with an automatic car this aspect of learning to drive is completely removed allowing the pupil to develop their driving confidence much more quickly.
We have had many nervous drivers who have come to us who have found that the fear factor of coordinating the clutch, accelerator and gear selection is just too much for them. In addition they have found our patient and understanding approach a help in trying to overcome their driving fears and gain their driving confidence.
Pupils with learning difficulties
We have had many pupils who have turned to automatic driving lessons either because they have had learning difficulties or have restricted movement because of some form of physical disability.
Pupils learning or relearning in later life
We have many pupils between the ages of 35 and 60+ who weren’t able to learn to drive when they were younger but have found it either more affordable as they have got older, or their circumstances have changed making it necessary for them to be more independently mobile. Remember learning to drive is not exclusively for the young. Anybody can learn to drive with the right help and support from an experienced driving instructor.