The reality these days with rising fuel and insurance costs is that many newly passed drivers can't afford a car straight away or maybe they are going off to university etc so don't need to drive. Months or sometimes years can pass before they finally get back behind the wheel in a car of their own and consequently their ability levels and confidence have suffered in that time. A recent study found that 26% of drivers under 30 had spent 6 months or longer without driving after passing their test and over a quarter of them said they believed that time 'away' had contributed to them having an accident when re-starting driving. This makes sense, but what can be done to help the situation?
As a driving instructor most of my business is helping beginners to start driving and eventually pass their test, but I'm also here when people need help to get back behind the wheel and regain their confidence after a long period away. Refresher lessons are always available and are a great way to get that confidence back and improve the drivers skill levels either in their own car or a dual controlled car and of course motorway tuition or a Pass Plus course can also help.
The mantra 'Safe Driving For Life' is still as strong today as its always been and as instructors. we are always happy to help coach someone back up to full speed. Excuse the pun!