The Benefits of Learning to Drive from Police Officers


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The Benefits of Learning to Drive from Police Officers | Swerve Driving SchoolDriving lessons are required before getting a driver’s license. It is vital that new drivers learn how to operate a car and understand the laws to keep everyone on the roads safe.

When it comes to getting the best education, not every driving school is the same. At Go Swerve, we employ trained police officers to teach our classes. We believe that this provides four key benefits to our students that they cannot get anywhere else; a better understanding of the law, a different perspective to the laws, the ability to provide real-life experience, and a better connection between the officers and community

1. More Understanding of the Law

Police officers have a deeper understanding of the law and must know it inside and out so that they can enforce it exactly and within the laws. Officers have more training in the laws because of this and stay up to date on which laws have been changed.

While driving instructors at other schools may keep informed on changes, they don’t have to enforce it which means they don’t have the same understanding as an officer.

2. A Different Perspective

Those driving on the road are going to have a different perspective than those tasked with enforcing the law. Having someone to provide students with an understanding of the laws and the reasons behind them can help students drive better.

Normally, when people can see the reasoning behind the rules, they are more willing to follow them.

3. Real-life Experience

Part of driver’s education means teaching students the seriousness of their responsibility behind the wheel. To prevent drunk driving and driving distracted, teachers use tactics such as drunk goggles and show relevant videos of crashes from drivers who failed to be responsible.

Officers may choose to use these tactics as well, but they can also provide real stories from personal experiences. Hearing first-hand accounts is a much more effective teaching tool.

4. A Better Connection

Having officers interact with students is a great way to build respect and understanding between the two parties. When students understand how difficult it can be to be in law enforcement and the officer can understand the difficulties of students, bridges are built.

It’s also a great opportunity for the students to form a relationship with an officer that will last much longer than the classes.

Finding the Right School

If you are interested in learning more about taking driving classes from a trained police officer, visit our site to find a school location near you. We are always happy to talk about the education process, curriculum, or answer any of your questions.

There are online courses and options to purchase extra time and instruction too. Whether you are looking for yourself or a new teen driver, we can provide the best driver’s education available. Come see the difference a trained police officer can make in learning to drive.

Gaining New Independence with Driving School for Adults


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Swerve Driving School - Gain New Independence with Driving School for AdultsWhether you are 16 or 36, driving for the first time can be an intimidating experience. The best way to start your journey behind the wheel is with driving lessons. These lessons help prepare you to take the test, but you gain so much more when you enroll.

Here are three of the biggest benefits that you can gain from enrolling in a driving school for adults.

1. More Confidence in Driving

If you have a fear of driving or just have never had a need to drive, getting behind the wheel might be hard. Depending on your personality, it may be scarier or more complicated than you thought it would be to drive. With a little instruction and lots of practice, your confidence in driving will build until soon it becomes second nature.

It isn’t only new drivers who take adult driving classes. Many people who have plenty of experience driving a vehicle enroll too. Some enroll to help get rid of bad habits they have developed while driving. Others want a refresher course on the laws and proper ways to handle a car.

Taking driving courses with some experience under the belt is more beneficial for many students since they feel like they understand more of what the instructor is explaining.

There are even adults who enroll in classes because they have moved from out-of-state and want to learn the new state laws.

No matter your reason for taking adult driving classes, enrolling in a class can help increase your confidence behind the wheel.

2. More Confidence in Yourself

Learning new skills is a great way to boost your self-confidence. No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to learn.

Once you get your driver’s license or pass a test for a new state’s laws, your confidence naturally blooms.

If driving has been a personal fear, it is a great boost to conquer it. Not everyone wants a driver’s license, but once you have one, the world is full of possibilities.

3. Freedom

Many large cities have a great public transportation system built-in, which leaves a lot of people feeling like a driver’s license would be a waste. Others don’t have access to funds for a car and can rely on others to get them around, use an app to call a ride service, or just use what public transportation is available to them in a pinch.

These options are all fine for getting around, but it does mean that you must rely on others to get to the places you need to go.

Taking adult driving lessons and passing the exam to get your own license results in a feeling of freedom. Once you have access to a vehicle, you can go anywhere at any time and not have to wait for someone to take you.

Being self-reliant in this way is a life-changer.

Enroll Today

No matter what your reason for wanting to enroll in adult driving lessons, it doesn’t matter. There are options for online courses, extra instruction from a teacher, and study materials to help you pass the test. With the ability to work on your schedule, you might just run out of excuses.

What are you waiting for? Enroll in an adult driving lesson today.

Waited to Get Your License? Here are Common Reasons Why and How to Change It


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Swerve Driving School - Waited to Get Your License? Common Reasons Why and How to Change ItIf you didn’t jump at the chance to get your driver’s license the day you were legally able, you are not alone.

Many teens wait to get their license because they don’t have an interest or don’t feel ready. There are many different reasons, but here are some of the more common ones and how you can change it.

4 Common Reasons

1. Access to a Car

This reason is common since many teens share a car with their parents or family and don’t have a lot of access to practice. For others, there would be no access to their own car after getting a license, making the efforts useless in their minds.

Solution: For practicing, you can usually use the family car, parent’s car, or even a friend’s car with them in the passenger seat (if they are of the legal age to do so).

If you want a driver’s license but won’t have your own car, it doesn’t mean that you won’t have opportunities to drive. If you have a license, chances are that the car your parents use or that is the family car will be available for you to use if you are responsible.

It’s also nice to have in case of an emergency and you need to drive.

2. No Extra Time

Many teenagers don’t feel like they have time to take driving lessons. With so much going on at school with homework, extracurricular clubs, sports, studying for other tests, and jobs.

Schedules don’t always lend themselves to working in a teen driver’s education class. So many things are always pulling for attention that sometimes potential drivers just don’t feel like they can squeeze in one more thing.

Solution: In some states, teen drivers’ education classes are available online. If someone who wants to drive can find a little time here and there, they can work on their classes every now and then and work at their own pace. 

3. No Need

Some parents are more than willing to play chauffeur and it leaves teens unmotivated to get their license.

Other teens have access to great public transportation options and find it easier to just use those options than to go through the licensing process.

With so many options for using a ride-sharing app, even fewer people feel like a license is necessary.

Solution: Everyone wants to grow up and be a little more independent sometimes. Not everyone hits that point at the same time though. Once you are ready to feel more in control and increase your responsibility, you can take driving lessons.

4. Fear

If the responsibility of having a driver’s license is daunting or just a lack of confidence behind the wheel is holding you back, you are not alone.

Many people struggle with fear that something will go wrong or that they will lose control of the vehicle.

Solution: The best way to get over the fear of driving is practice. A teen driver’s education course can help ease some of those fears by helping give some education. Having an instructor in the passenger seat with you, can help build your confidence and help you know that you can learn to drive.

 

No matter what the reason is for not having a license yet, everyone works on their own timetable. With online drivers ed courses, you can take driving lessons when you’re ready and work at your own pace.

Don’t let anyone pressure you to get your license. It is never too late to get your driver’s license, so do it when you are ready.

6 Common Bad Habits Drivers Have and How to Correct Them


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Swerve Driving School - 6 Common Bad Habits Drivers Have and How to Correct ThemAs drivers become comfortable behind the wheel, they tend to pick up bad habits. Some are harmless while others are very dangerous to themselves and others on the road. Luckily, these bad habits can be corrected. Here are six of the most common habits drivers have and how they can be corrected.

1. Right of Way Errors

Approaching an intersection is dangerous when not everyone knows who has the right of way. The laws were written to help everyone proceed through these traffic patterns safely, but too many drivers do not know who should go and just enter the intersection. Correct this mistake by reviewing the rules and then always proceed cautiously. It is always better to be observant and yield to anyone who enters the intersection, even if you feel you have the right of way. It is better to be alive.

2. Using Turn Signals

Drivers who become too comfortable behind the wheel often get lazy when it comes to using their signal. It is vital to use them when changing lanes, making a turn, pulling off the road, or even when waiting for a parking spot. This lets other drivers and passengers know what your intentions are and help them plan accordingly. Correct the bad habit by committing to signal, making a conscious effort to make signaling second nature.

3. Driving with Proper Documentation

Any time a driver is operating a vehicle, they are required to have their driver’s license with them. One bad habit many drivers pick up is that they run to the car without their license. Try to always remember to bring your license with you. Other documents to keep in the car are your vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

4. Observing Signs

Even when drivers are watching the road, they aren’t always observing. A bad habit that drivers pick up is driving in auto-pilot mode and not paying enough attention to important warnings and information on posted signs. Notice signs that indicate speed limits, upcoming turns, and warnings that are up ahead on the road. It can make all the difference in keeping you and your passengers safe.

5. Driving Drowsy

While most drivers are aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, but there is another danger just as great; driving drowsy. When drivers are becoming tired, they often commit to pushing through and just getting where they need to go. Instead, if you notice that you are getting too tired, pull off and find ways to wake up or find a place to sleep.

6. Distracted Driving

Becoming comfortable behind the wheel means that drivers can get reckless. When cargo isn’t secured and spills around, a phone is dropped under a seat, or a conversation with passengers becomes heated, drivers become distracted and don’t pay proper attention to the road in front of them and their surroundings. Limit distractions in the car. Pull off the road to pick up dropped items, make a call or send a text. Don’t let yourself become so negligent that you take your eyes off the road and risk crashing your car.

Making a commitment to stay safe on the road includes not picking up some of these bad habits. Try to do a self-evaluation each year on your driving and notice what you can improve. Go back to your teen driver’s education notes and remind yourself about the laws and defensive driving tips. By always recommitting to be a safe driver, you are already working on being a safer driver.