When you become a driving instructor, you not only pass on new skills and discipline to your students, but you also get to learn new ones and improve yourself.
Things You Should Warn Your Students Against Doing
Do Not Speed
You should teach them not to exceed the maximum speed limit. If street lights are present, it means that there is a 30 mph (48 km/h) speed limit. Speed limits mostly appear in signs with red circles.
You should allow at least a gap of two seconds between you and a vehicle that is in front, especially if they are carrying faster-moving traffic and going through tunnels. This gap has to be doubled on wet roads.
Do Not Drink and Drive
Drinking and driving will hamper your judgement and abilities.
Always use signals
Using signals will warn and also inform other drivers, and pedestrians.
Do not use mobile phones
You must exercise control over your vehicle at all times. You must not use a mobile phone, or any device while you are driving, unless it is an emergency. Using hands-free equipment will also distract you from paying attention on your driving.
Things You Should Encourage Your Students to Do
You should always be careful and considerate towards every road user.
Do not litter
You should not throw anything out of your vehicle like food or packages, as this can endanger other road users.
These are things you can remember while driving:
- Be patient
- Remember that everyone makes mistakes
- Do not get agitated
- Always be calm