Once perceived as optional, driving classes are now highly recommended for Ontario drivers hoping to take their road test. Getting the right training prior to operating a vehicle is beneficial on both a personal and financial level. From the experts at Ambitious Drivers, here are a few benefits of attending driving classes prior to taking your road test:

Better Safety. Attending a driving school will ensure that you know the rules of the road like the back of your hand. Not only will you possess better driving technique; you’ll have the training to adapt to fluctuating weather conditions, know how to avoid a collision, and be able to drive defensively. Attending driving classes ensures both your safety and that of other drivers on the road.

Practice for the Real Test. There is no better way to increase your chances of passing the road test than with driving classes. Each session, you’ll be put to the test on the road in real-life situations, learning how to safely navigate common problems and challenges on the road. As you practice, you will become more confident on the road. On the day of the real test, you’ll feel like a pro, and won’t be hindered by anxiety or stress.

Stay Up to Date on Rules and Regulations. Rules and regulations on the road are always in flux. A professional driving instructor is aware of all laws associated with driving, and can alert you of recent changes to regulations, so you can ace your road test the first time.

Meet Friends and Driving Partners. Many driving schools pair you with other students during driving sessions, so you can learn not only from your own mistakes, but from that of others. Another advantage? Driving school is a great place to meet new friends and driving partners. You’ll have plenty of people to practice with.

Reduced Waiting Time. With a certificate from a driving school, drivers may take their G2 road test eight months after their written test. Without this certificate, drivers must wait one year.
Better Driving Record. With training from knowledgeable driving instructors, students are less likely to develop bad driving habits in the future, decreasing the likelihood of dangerous accidents, infractions, and costly tickets.

Reduced Insurance Rates. With a certificate from a reputable driving school, the cost of car insurance can be greatly reduced. The discount will vary depending on your insurance provider and coverage, so get in touch with your insurance agent for a quote.

Attending driving classes is beneficial in many ways. You’ll become a better driver, stay up to date on current rules and regulations, and get your full license faster. For more information about our driving classes at Ambitious Drivers, contact us today!