Hey guys! In today’s post, I will be sharing my drivers ed experience with you, and a few tips on how to pass and do well.
At the beginning of last year, my mom signed me up for drivers ed that our local home school group was hosting. As most of you may know, drivers ed normally last longer than a week at a normal public school. But not for home schoolers, we like to always take the slightly difficult route.
At the beginning of last year untill summer when I was scheduled to attend the class, my Pawpaw was letting me drive some and teaching me the road signs as we drove. As summer rolled around, I soon found out that some of my friends were also attending the same drivers ed class as me. I thought for sure that drivers ed would be an easy pass class were I could set back and talk to my friends for a week.
The first day of class came quickly, and I soon found myself at the front door of the church were the class was taking place. As we all went into the classroom I took a seat beside one of my good friends and took out my note-book. The teacher passed out our work sheets and then told us how he was a strict teacher and would fail us if he thought we shouldn’t be driving. After the introduction, he told us that many people’s lives are in danger when we are driving. I totally agreed with him having been to a few wreaks at that time, and seen the consequences of not driving safe.
By this time, I was pretty comfortable so far with the teacher, but he caught my attention when he said to look at the person beside you. I looked at my friend trying not to smile because of the seriousness in his voice. He then said, “This is the person that will kill you in a car accident.”
I saw the smile drop from everyone’s face. I then knew that this dude did not take the privilege of being able to drive lightly!
The next few days were filled with watching gruesome videos of people getting into wreaks, these were meant stick in our minds to keep us cautious when on the road. To be honest, this was probably the second most stressful week of my life, because of trying to learn all of this information after I got home every night. Not to mention the time I forgot my lunch one day( I almost died).
By the end of the week I was so nervous about taking the test to pass the class. I though for sure I would fail, (at the time I did not know that the test was 200 questions long). But to end the story, I did pass, and got my permit on my birthday this year. So let me share some tips with you for passing drivers ed.
Listen during class: Bring a notebook and take notes while your teacher is talking, because if you are like me, you learn better when someone is explaining it to you.
Study outside of class: Yes, you should take notes and pay attention during class, but you also have to study on your own when you get home.
Remember that you are learning important information: After drivers ed when you take the test and get your permit, when you drive, you have people’s lives basically in your hand. Don’t drive recklessly, or abuse your privilege of driving on roads and highways. Because if you do, this privilege could be taking away in a second, and you could affect many people’s lives.
Don’t stress about failing the class: If you practise the tips above, you will easily pass drivers ed. A lot of road safety and driving is basically common sense and things that you have been taught since you were little.
I hope that you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions about drivers ed, or want to tell me about your drivers ed experience, leave a comment bellow or in the contact section!