The Level 1 Basic Driving Skills guide covers the fundamental routines that you’ll need to master before anything else. You’ll be able to accelerate your learning by studying these videos and accompanying PDFs in-between your driving lessons:
- Cockpit drill (DSSSM)
- Use of mirrors
- Use of signals
- Moving off using the POM routine
- Stopping using the MSM routine
- Steering using the pull / push method
- Changing gears (manual and automatic)
Practice makes perfect. To feel confident with all of these techniques you’ll need about 10 hours of lessons with an approved driving instructor.
Professional tuition will ensure that you are using the correct techniques once you’re actually on the road. After enough practice, your muscle memory will develop so you’ll no longer have to consciously think your way through each step of these routines. At this point you’ll then be ready to move on to the Level 2 guide, which covers the rules of the road.
Don’t forget you can also take advantage of our free learner driver downloads to help you get the most out of your driving lessons.