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How to choose a driving school


Channelizing lineNot knowing the road markings

There are very few people who know and understand what the white line mean and what to do/not to do when you come across it. This is because we study question papers for our learner’s theoretical test and we go to driving schools that don’t train us in order to apply the theory. It is impossible for one to follow the rules of the road if he/she doesn’t know them hence the unnecessary many road crashes we are experiencing.

It is now becoming more difficult to choose a credible driving school from a fly-by night one as they all look and behave the same hence doing research before enrolling is very important. As our roads are becoming more and more congested due to many people opting to buy their own vehicles, acquisition of better driving skills is no longer an option in order for one to stay safe but a requirement.

Some parents/partners opt to train their children/partners to drive a vehicle without checking whether if they are effective teachers? Where did they learn to drive? Who taught them how to drive? How will they handle the parent-child/ partner-partner dynamic play? It is not about training that matters but how someone is trained will determine their safety. The problem with these dynamics is that most of those people who were trained by the parents/partners end up being the most aggressive drivers due to their “teachers” impatience during training.

The best place to be taught everything that has to do with the vehicle and rules of the road is at a driving school but the problem is “how do I choose the one that is genuine?” There are so many driving schools around the country meaning customers are spoiled for choice, isn’t it? Not really, driving schools are currently not regulated and this is the main reason why we have so many of them around with a sole purpose of making money as opposed to providing you with quality driver training.  This then leads to you being asked to pay a bribe in order for you to pass your driver’s test because they know that you have not been taught properly.

Following this procedure before registering with a driving schoolwill save you a lot of money and headache:

1. Do an internet search, this will give you an idea as to how many are they in your area, compile a list and visit them but don’t commit yourself and I can guess HTM Driving School will be one them.

2. Ask your friends/colleagues/ family members, this is the most easiest way because we trust these people but don’t rely on their information only, just note the names and HTM Driving School will be mentioned.

3. Visit each one and compare them by asking the following questions: Are they registered? Imagine doing business with an unregistered business, you won’t be protected by law. Are their instructorsqualified? Instructors should know what they are doing by first being assessed. Do they issue an invoice as proof of payment received? This is one document you must receive after making a payment, demand it. Do they provide question papers for your learner’s test preparation? You need to be taught the learner’s theory.  How do they track your progress? With no program, they can’t. When will you complete your training? Structured training should have an actual end date. Will you be allowed to drive in heavy traffic? Training without this, is not complete. Will they book your tests and how much will they charge you? This you can do on your own and save your money. Will you be required to pay a bribe? If they hesitate, they will request you and it will be just before you go for your test and at that time you will be desperate. Any driving school  that will give you positive answers without hesitating has a potential to train you better but don’t commit, yet. HTM Driving School will answer all these questions honestly and satisfactory.

4. Ask for references from the list of their previous and current customers, the willingness to provide you with reference that you have selected is an indication of their confidence in their services that they provide to their customers. HTM Driving School doesn’t mind doing that.

After having reaching step 4, your list of driving schools that you have compiled earlier on will consists of one or two companies and HTM Driving School will be one of them leaving you with a question, why are you not joining HTM Driving School?

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