If you are heading out onto the streets of Georgia, to teach your teen to drive, you are not on your own. All over the state, from Atlanta to Macon, parents are doing the exact same thing. When you first start out you should do exactly as they all should; look for DMVs in Georgia, and find out what your teen is likely to be tested on.
One thing is for sure; they need to be given the experience of driving in different weather and traffic conditions. We are going to talk about how you can make this happen in this article. But, it’s important to remember that you should start with a basic level of tuition, and work up to the different conditions.
Starting out teaching your teen to drive
Before you start out taking your teen for driving lessons in Georgia, you need to make sure you have prepared yourself. Once you make a start on the lessons, you need to make sure you start out slowly and put your teen at ease. Here are some tips you should find useful.
- Make sure you are familiar with the area so that you can be confident during the lessons.
- Spend some time in the passenger seat of a vehicle, so that you can get used to spacing and distances from that viewpoint.
- Plan when you are going to do the lessons so that you and your child both know exactly when they are going to happen.
- Start with fifteen minute lessons, in a quiet space such as a parking lot.
- Set time aside at the end of each lesson for a discussion about how it went.
Once your teen starts to make progress you can extend lesson times, and include driving in different conditions.
How to teach driving in different conditions
Once your teen is confident driving in good conditions, you need to introduce them to the other types of weather and driving conditions that they are likely to face. After all, depending on where you are in the Georgia area, the weather and traffic can be variable. Remember, that you should not try to cover everything at once. This could be too much for them to handle and could damage the confidence that has been built up. Start to introduce different conditions gradually. Some of the conditions you need to cover include:
- Driving at night time – You need to explain the use of lights and give your teen a chance to experience seeing things differently.
- Driving when the traffic is heavy – Getting in and out of a lane of traffic can be difficult, even for experienced drivers. You need to make sure your teen gets used to doing this.
- Driving when the rain is heavy – All drivers who are learning need to know what is a safe distance when driving in heavy rain.
This is not a full list of different conditions, but these are the main ones that you can include, no matter where you live or what time of year it is.
If you are going to teach your teen to drive in Georgia, we wish you both good luck. Hopefully, reading this article will help make it an easier process.