"Student Driver" signs are very useful, especially when you are teaching someone with minimal driving skills to drive. Many people, whether they are adults or teenagers, get very nervous when they start driving. It is a good idea to make people on the road aware that there is a new driver on board, and the best way is to have a student drive a prominent sign on the vehicle. There are also other ways you can keep your driving students safe and make them learn to drive in a less stressful way. We will review some of these tips to help you stay sane and keep your student and other drivers safe.
Since safety should be the number one consideration for the new driver, one of the top priorities when learning to drive is making sure the vehicle is safe. It is recommended that the driver familiarize himself with the basic safety controls, this will also help the student to become familiar with the car. Begin by walking around the car and checking for visible signs of damage to the vehicle. Check the tires, they should be safe to drive and should not be worn. Headlights, turn signals, and brake lights must work properly. Test them by turning them on and making sure they are fully functional. You can also check under the hood to make sure all the basic systems are working properly. You can check the oil level, coolant level, and windshield water levels to make sure they are all at their proper levels. Also be sure to prominently display student driver signs so other drivers on the road are aware of the driver's experience level.
Once you are satisfied with the conditions outside the car, have the driver get in and adjust the driver's seat so that you can comfortably reach the pedals and steering wheel. It is also important that you have clear visibility to the road ahead and also visibility to the side and to the rear. Make sure the mirror settings are correct if you do not make the necessary adjustments for the driver to use them effectively. Make sure the doors are securely closed and that the driver and passengers wear seat belts. Another important check is making sure there is enough fuel for the trip.