About us : We are a Driving School Calgary , with many professional driving instructors that can help you learn to drive safely and help you drive with confidence and care
When learning to drive , its important to learn all the basics rules before you even head out on the road. This why its essential you take the in class courses before you being your actual driving lesson with qualified driving teacher. I recommend at least 5 hours of class time with a written exam to get all the basic rules such as right away, rules of the road , safety and one way streets.
Once you have attended the course and passed a written exam , you should spend at least 10 hours in car with a professional driving instructor. The driving instructor will help you learn all the important rules , help you understand thing like keep your eyes moving scanning for possible problems. Also things like checking your mirrors, signal and shoulder checking. He/She will also prepare you for the driving test – learning important things like lane changing , watching for speed signs, merging into traffic , School zones and understanding right away.
Of course there is the dreaded parallel park ! Though this park looks hard and can be daunting, it is simply a set of steps when done correctly and slowly is not that hard. the Park consists of 5 steps :
Step 1 : Pull up to spot where you will park with signal on stopping with back of first car in rear passenger window. look around ensure its safe.
step 2 : put car in reverse turn wheel towards sidewalk and look back , slowly backup till car is approximately 45 degrees STOP!
Step 3: straight wheel and backup till front end passes bumper in front car just slightly
step 4: turn wheels away from curb towards road, ensure there is space behind you and backup up till car is 90 degrees between both cars
step 5: pull forward or back to have even space and ensure wheels are straight leave space in case you are leaving
that’s all there is to parallel parking , there is no need to have to do it in one smooth actions, taking time to stop and assess is the best way to park. the other 2 parks you will need to learn are the uphill park and the downhill park as taught per your driving instructor
If you have a teen in your house I can not stress enough to you that you should have them attend a proper driving school and learn Drivers educations from a professional. Here is the government of Alberta rules for learning to drive