These days, every second bloke with a vehicle runs a driving school. However with having said that, there is a large number of chancers on the market. Listed here is our help guide to sussing out of the fools and choosing a driving school that’s perfect for you.
Let’s start this off with some story. One of many journos at work recently went for his driver’s license. He used a local school as it was close to get results. The guy was aimed at getting his license on the first try and booked ten lessons using the aforementioned school. Long story short, it ended up that the driving instructor left out 3/4 for the K53 syllabus. Fortunately, he went for additional lessons with another driving school, which saved him from failing his driver’s license.
The first lesson regarding the story would be to make sure the school you will be going with is registered with all the South African Institute of Driving Instructors (SAIDI). If you are planning to fork out a lot of money for you to definitely educate you on, then make sure they are above board. Before even getting into a motor vehicle because of the instructor, ask to see their instructor license. This may seem like a headache, but rather be safe than sorry. Sadly, you can find a lot of invalid instructors out there who don’t mind taking your cash and wasting your time and effort.
A critical thing is the fact that you obtain along with the instructor. There have been horror stories of instructors mistreating students – especially those people who have just began to learn how to drive. Make sure that you suss out the instructor and view if they is able to teach, and teach well at that. Similarly, schools that don’t assign one teacher to a student can be a challenge, since the teacher will need to have the ability to assess your progress and assist in working on areas in which you may need more refining.
Make sure that the driving school you will be deciding to go with knows the grounds for which you may be tested. By way of example, if you are taking your final exam in Krugersdorp, make sure that the instructor should be able to explain to you the route which you would be taking for your road exam – this can set your thoughts at ease, as you’d know where you are going as soon as you leave the yard.