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Dagenham Driving School urges learner drivers to put safety first when learning to drive
For some learner drivers their priority is passing the driving test and getting on the road as quickly as possible. But Fingers Crossed Driving School in Dagenham warns this is a dangerous attitude to adopt.
By: Kevin Everitt
Kevin Everitt of Fingers Crossed Driving School (http://www.fingerscrosseddrivingschool.co.uk)
Kevin Everitt, a fully qualified DSA Approved Driving Instructor with 15 years experience, feels that the challenges faced by newly passed drivers, such as driving alone, experiencing motorways and parking in awkward spaces are not given anywhere near enough consideration in the lessons leading up to taking the driving test.
Statistics show new drivers are more likely to have an accident within the first two years of passing their test due to a lack of skills and experience.
Kevin says: “That’s why the overall aim should never be to just pass the test. Your driving instructor should introduce you to as many different situations and conditions as possible. They should be dedicated to building confidence and making you aware of all types of hazards.”
New drivers can improve their skills by taking a Pass Plus course which boosts experience; improves driving skills; and reduces accident risk. “It can even get you a discount on your car insurance” says Kevin who has put together a brief guide on his website: http://www.fingerscrosseddrivingschool.co.uk/
Kevin Everitt sums up: “Driving is a skill that can change your life, boost your independence and even improve your chances of getting a job. If you are learning to drive then learn to drive safely. Choose a driving instructor with several years experience and a dedication to the job and not only will you pass your test, you will become a safe, confident driver with a skill that will serve you for life.”
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Fingers Crossed Driving School is operated by Kevin Everitt, a fully qualified green-badge, CRB-checked DSA Approved Driving Instructor offering driving lessons in Dagenham, Ilford, Seven Kings, Goodmayes, Chadwell Heath, Romford and Hornchurch. For more information visit http://www.fingerscrosseddrivingschool.co.uk
Page Updated Last on: Nov 01, 2008