Finding a competent driving instructor in Belfast, Northern Ireland is crucial because you must learn how to drive safely right from the beginning.
If you acquire bad habits at this stage, it may be difficult for you to drop them. Competent driving instructors are trained to teach you what you must know to driven safely and pass your test.
To find the best driving instructor, you may need to do a quick search on the internet and find the nearest driving instructor in your area. I recommend a site like: http://drivinglessonsbelfast.co.uk
Have a look at his profile and check if he offers more specialized driving services. Check if the instructor is qualified and if he meets the state’s requirements. You can also be referred by a friend, a police officer or a relative.
Here are tips that can help you find a driving instructor in Belfast that can instill confidence and teach you how to drive safely:
After finding the instructor you think can teach you how to drive, start by asking him what he plans to teach you. He should be able to outline the topics to be covered and how he will evaluate you before entering you for a test.
Check if he is able to furnish you with any license that shows he is registered and approved as driving instructor.
If there are many instructors let them prove that they have passed any examination allowing them to offer the services they purport to offer.
Find out if they are members of a professional body and have signed the code of conduct. My driving instructor used to be a plumber in Carrickfergus before he started driver training.
The instructor of your choice should identify your learning needs and should be able to develop a learning strategy that can support your special driving needs.
Consider instructors that have a professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
Check if the training vehicle you will use is insured and whether it is appropriate for the advertised training. Ask if it is suitable for practical driving assessment by an external examiner.
Lastly, find out if the instructor has clear terms and conditions that are agreeable and which fit in your plans.