There’s no better feeling than passing your driving test. All that time and effort spend on your lessons and preparation for your test finally pays off and you’re a qualified driver. But, would you pass the same test again after a year of having your license?
We’re willing to bet that most drivers assume that they’re better at driving after a year of practice than they were when they were still a learner, but a recent survey by Garmin of 1,000 drivers under the age of 25 indicated that only 57% were confident that they could pass their driving test again.
What Are the Major Issues?
The Garmin survey indicated that over 80% of those drivers surveyed had committed a driving offense in the last 12 months. These offenses included:
- Getting distracted by in-car media such as the radio (35%)
- Driving nervously or too slowly (33%)
- Speeding (20%)
- Engaging in some form of road rage (17%)
- Not using their mirrors while driving (20%)
Is There a Solution?
The Garmin survey throws a harsh spotlight on the fact that many drivers quickly forget what they’ve learned during their driving lessons.
Many of the driving offenses committed by those surveyed by Garmin, especially speeding and road rage, are responsible for many thousands of automotive accidents and deaths each year.
It seems clear that there needs to be some way of reinforcing those lessons and making sure that they don’t slip as soon as a new driver obtains their license. That’s where a pass plus course comes in.
Pass plus courses are effectively a continuation of your lessons after you’ve got your license. You don’t need to take them anywhere as frequently as you would with your standard driving lessons and they’re normally more relaxed and informal than standard driving lessons.
Taking a pass plus course gives you the opportunity to keep sharpening your skills and makes you a better driver, instead of those skills gradually fading or being forgotten.
It’s also an opportunity for your instructor to impart some of their many years of experience and wisdom that might have been glossed over to cover things that we’re more vital to you passing your test.
Learn to Drive in Nevada Today!
The Northwest Driving School and Traffic School provides the Las Vegas community with live driving and traffic classes taught by seasoned instructors. All of our driving instructors have passed background checks. Each automobile is DMV safety-approved, and every member of the Northwest family is committed to providing excellent driver’s education and behind-the-wheel instruction.
At Northwest, you can expect to find outstanding classes, both on campus and behind the wheel, that are engaging, fact-filled, entertaining, and geared toward success.
We make no bones about it, we believe that Northwest provides the best driving lessons in Las Vegas, no matter your age or background. We are proud of the fact that 98% of our students pass their test on the first try. Call us at (702) 403-1592 to start your driving adventure with one of our expert instructors.
Master Instructor / General Manager