Intensive driving lessons are they a good thing? This is a Money Supermarket website headline.
Below is a comment I wrote on the moneysupermarket.com website.
Intensive courses the old fashioned way : First lesson on Monday test on Friday no longer work for most people. Engineers, siblings of a farmer would be the exception.
Intensive courses when used as part of an overall learning to drive programme can save a lot of money and time. Whilst producing a very safe driver at the end.
A 5 day intensive gets the process of car control into the nervous system with outstanding results. The following 5 days after a few days, or even a week off, the new driver blossoms out. The new driver is more than ready on this next 5 day course to take on traffic and challenging situations.
A test should never be booked whilst taking an intensive course. It blocks the learning process. Once things start to come together a test cancellation is then booked with extremely good results.
As you can see, I am firm believer that intensive driving courses, when used as part of an overall driver training programme are an excellent way to save money and also save time. The really important added bonus though is the built in extra safety factor, over and above taking weekly lessons.
Are intensive driving lessons a good thing? Safety Observation
From a road safety viewpoint, intensive driving lessons produce a safer, more experienced driver. When a pupil makes a driving mistake. There is plenty of time to practice the correction. On weekly driving lessons it is usually left until next weeks lesson to try again. But this is often forgotten now by both instructor and pupil.
Repetition of good driving skills raises the standard of driving and produces a very safe and confident driver.