When you’re teaching your teenager to drive, it can be challenging to find safe places to practice at the very beginning. One of the best solutions is to go out on the roads very early on a Saturday or Sunday morning. This will allow your new driver to get in a few hours of driving practice while most roads will be close to empty. There are several locations in most communities that can serve as great locations for driving practice.
A corporate center can be the perfect place for driving practice. Many centers feature straight and curved roads, large and small parking lots, as well as stop signs and small intersections. Best of all, you can be guaranteed that corporate centers will be very empty on the weekends when you want to spend time logging hours of practice behind the wheel.
School Parking Lots
For parking practice, many schools feature great large parking lots and empty curbs to practice parallel parking skills. Early mornings and evenings are often best, when you can typically find some vacant lots for practice. The other advantage to working on driving at your children’s school is that it will be familiar terrain once they get their licenses and are driving to and from school.
Quiet neighborhoods are a good way to test your new drivers skills and see how they react to a few other cars, as well as pedestrians and obstacles along the sides of the road. Neighborhoods are often good choices because people tend to drive slowly in dense neighborhoods and they often have speed bumps, stop signs, and other things that you driver will need to become familiar with in order to pass the driving test.
The Drivers Test Course
Finally, it is important to log at least a few practice sessions on the course where your child will take the test. A little familiarity will go a long way on test day.