Parents are being urged to sit in on their children’s driving lessons to stop themselves from undoing the work of professional instructors. Learners could be hampered if their parents give them private tuition without understanding the current test and ongoing changes set by the DVSA.
Instructors are now being urged to give learners more autonomy over what skills they want to develop in a lesson, while new driving tests are being trialled which involve the use of sat navs and manoeuvres that are more relevant to real-life driving.
The DVSA state that learning to drive is changing – it’s not about vehicle control, it’s wider aspects. Parents also need to understand what ADIs are being encouraged to do, so that they work with them and not against them and actually undo some of the work that’s being done.