The Risk Perspective
Driving is an essential skill. It is vital for some jobs and desirable for others. It helps build confidence as it promotes the ability to make good decisions.
The experience and skills I bring to teaching a student to drive have been built over many years. My approach is to look at the risks and make the students aware of them so they can minimise the potential of harm whilst being realistic of their ability to influence the situation unfolding in front.
To begin with when learning to drive the main risks are safety related. How to control the vehicle or how to steer correctly will become less risky once the skills are developed. Once the student has gained experienced and knowledge the risks then develop and become more nuanced.
Something like selecting a suitable gap in which to emerge takes time and isn’t always easy, even more experienced drivers make errors in this respect. And making a student aware of this can often help them understand learning to drive can be a difficult process. It allows the student to learn at their own rate and that perfect driving is something aspire to that takes concentration and skills that can develop with practice.