How do I become a good driver?

As well as learning the rules of the road, your attitude as a driver and your actual driving skills are vital too, and you’ll keep developing these through experience over the years ahead

As a good driver

  • You will become more responsible for what you are doing while driving.
  • You will concentrate more on what you’re doing.
  • You will anticipate what could happen around you.
  • You will be patient with other road users, something new drivers are not always good at!
  • You will be confident about safe driving safely.

Are you fit to drive?

If you feel that you might not be able to drive safely, don’t drive. Tiredness and your mood can all affect your driving.

Not a fit state to be a good driverYou cannot drive if you’ve drunk too much alcohol or taken illegal drugs. Certain illness’s and some injuries can affect driving and some medicines can prevent you from driving safely. You must decide how to deal with the situation possibly by delaying your journey or finding another way of making your journey. If you have a long term problem, you may have to stop driving altogether.

Regarding good eyesight, you must be able to read a car number plate from a minimum of 20 metres and you should be asked by your driving instructor to do this before you start driving with them.

Here are the steps you’ll need to take to start learning to drive. Choose the page you’re interested in or simply click on Next page below.