Spare-tire- Can A Wheel/Tire Be Changed?
Always keep a spare kit of tire foam in your car. Also, ensure that your spare tire is road-worthy. It is illegal to drive a test car with a space-saving wheel attached with a speed restriction.
It can be embarrassing to have a punctured tire in a lesson. There are two options. A wheel can be changed quickly if you know how to do it. You can ask your student to help you, or even watch and learn as you go. It’s a valuable lesson for later in life.
Partly Trained Pupils with Tests in the Works
If you take on a pupil with partial training, ensure they have practiced the emergency brake and that they are familiarized with the “show/me tell me” questions. These are very easy to teach but often forgotten.
Beginner Pupils – Are You Ready to Start Your First Lesson
You need to know the area where you’re going to be starting your new school. The average beginner pupil won’t mind you drive between 5 and 10 minutes to get to their destination. But, if you drive longer than that, they could become annoyed and think you are cheating them. If driving is an option and it takes you more than 10 minutes to get there, you should explain why. This will allow them to have better driving lessons and fewer hazards.
Beginner Pupils, Make It Exciting
Try to get your beginner pupil driving as soon as possible so long as you’re confident in their control.
Even though they’re still learning the ropes, it’s a wonderful feeling to see them succeed. Sometimes you may be able to assist them in driving home. So they drive, but you handle the clutch and gears.
Simple Things Make The Pupil Fear That They Have Achieved A Lot.
It’s much harder to get your pupil to 3rd in 30 mph with their eyes open than to spend two hours in the car park. When possible, try to get them into 3rd gear early. The pupil can feel achievement even if the road is straight.
Do You Know The Area Exactly? Set the Sat Nav In!
You might not know what to do in certain areas when your first lesson begins. Set your sat nav to your pupil’s street address. When you get away from your pupil’s address, the sat navigation will keep redirecting. Towards the end of the lesson, follow the instructions on the screen to return to your pupils.
Dead End/No through Road – Blag the Tour in the Road Subject
In the unfortunate event that you accidentally go down a dead-end (no-through road), instead of saying you’re lost or confused, you can explain it’s time you practice the twist in the road.
Accident during Lesson – Not Your Fault
If you are ever in an accident with another driver during your lesson, take photos of their car as well as yours. Images should show the number plates and areas around your vehicle. Don’t worry if you don’t want to take close-up photos of your car. Later, you can do that. Make sure you take pictures between 30-50m from the vehicle. These images will show the surroundings and the lane/general accident position.
To prove the fault of another person, take photographs that show your vehicle in its best light.
If witnesses are present, confirm what you saw. If the outcome is favorable for you, get their name and number.