If you HAVE had some experience prior to our meeting, then there will be some paperwork to complete, a chance to become familiar to the Fiesta’s controls and features, and then you will be going for a short drive, where you can show me what you are able and comfortable to do, and what you are not happy with. From that point on, we can then formulate an agreed plan of action, with timescales etc.
If you have never driven before, we will spend time going through the major controls of the car; what they do, and how I will be asking you to use them.
We will get you comfortable in the driver’s seat, and adapting the car to fit you.
We will have plenty of time to practice using the foot controls, and the gear lever.
We will discuss how we can get the car to move off from the side of the road, and, more importantly, how to stop it again, safely.
Then we can practice moving off, pausing at the point where you would release the parking brake.
When you are happy that you understand how to let the car move and stop, maybe with a gear change in the middle as well, then we can allow the car to move under your control.
We can practice that a few times, and then we can start dealing with some quiet junctions.
Don’t forget, we will be practicing in a quiet safe area, and the car is not going to do anything, unless you make it do so.
Here is a link to one of my web pages:
It describes the sequence of events needed to safely prepare the car to move of, make sufficient observations to ensure it is safe to move, and then moving off, changing gear, and how to stop again.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on driving, from applying for your Provisional Licence, to refresher or motorway techniques: