Nervous & older drivers
One of Trent’s specialties is working with nervous drivers including those learning to drive a little later in life or perhaps wanting to refresh their driving skills after taking a break from being behind the wheel. Trent takes an empathetic and caring approach and starts by asking the student what they want to achieve.
Perhaps they have been sticking to the same route for many years, too scared to venture outside of their comfort zone. Others have been part of a traffic accident when younger and lost confidence. Whatever the circumstances, Trent starts in a safe environment and sets small, achievable challenges so the driver gains confidence and acquires the skills to step (or drive) outside their comfort zone. There is no time limit set, it is completely up to the individual as to how quickly or slowly the lessons progress. If you’re a nervous or older driver, please don’t hesitate to contact Trent for an obligation free chat so you can determine whether he is the right instructor for you.
First time drivers
Many of Trent’s students are first time drivers and haven’t previously driven a car on a public road. In this instance, the first lesson typically takes part in a safe, controlled environment (not shopping centre car parks) where students can experience conditions similar to a public road but with no risk of accident or public safety. This allows students to get a “feel” for vehicle control such as braking and accelerating, scanning and head checking. Once the student is confident then the lesson progresses to public roads – initially quiet backstreets and eventually progressing to busier roads. The timing of this depends on each student. Some students show an aptitude to road safety immediately while others take a little longer to gain confidence. There is absolute no pressure applied to the student to conform to a predesignated schedule.
Book a driving lesson Northern Beaches
Contact Trent Ashton, Beaches Driving Academy, for more information about our learner training, to book a driving lesson or for driving test preparation.