Driving today is no longer viewed as a luxury good but rather one that is of necessity. Every adult needs to know how to drive. You need a car to get to work every day, especially if that place is far from home. You also need a car to drive to school, if you are a student at some college. Getting to work, and on time everyday, requires a car (driving)… and perhaps most stressful is riding the bus.
The only way you learn to drive is by hiring a quality driving instructor, one you can trust to get you off to a great start. You have two options from which to choose: you enlist in private lessons (or refresher driving lessons) or enroll in a driving school. So, what’s the difference between the two?
A private instructor offers you a one-on-one setting, where you are the only student in that class at any given day and are able to get all the attention that you deserve, especially if you are a slow learner. Individualized driving lessons are better, they allow you to learn on your own pace on the one hand.
A private driving school on the other hand has a completely different setting. Besides you there are other students learning to drive in the same class, which could mean you report to a specific location, in this instance a driving school…at specified times and days of the week.
Long workdays, taking care of your children, if you are a parent, and changing driving instructors, among other things, make having a private, one-on-one instructor the better choice…the flexibility it gives you takes the pain of having to worry about other stuff such as time less worrisome. The instructor focuses on your individual needs and is able to address them as he/she sees fit to better serve you.
Naturally, having an instructor you are most comfortable with is the ideal option. Aside from learning to drive, you learn the teaching habits of your instructor, and it takes more than just one drive to feel at ease. In a regular class, however, you may have a different instructor every time you show up for lessons, unfortunately. What that means is that your instructors will not have enough time to get to know you and your unique needs… and every person’s are different from those of the other.
Having a private driving instructor gives you a peace of mind you otherwise wouldn’t have in a private driving class you would share with many others wanting to pass the driving test.
Typically, the cost of driving lessons varies greatly dependent upon where you live. Like everything else, in some states the cost is lower and higher in others, and is most certainly affected by the price of gasoline.
You can expect to pay between $30 and $150 for classroom driver training. The actual road training is between $50 and $150 for one session. If you want an all-inclusive driving package, you can expect to pay between $200 and $800.