This may seem odd to some people but when you are learning a new skill like driving, it is very helpful to practice mentally. We explain to our pupils, it’s a bit like programming a computer. Going through the motions in your head and in a car with the engine switched off can really help to train/programme your brain. Then, when you come to physically drive, your brain has the programme there and driving becomes easier.
So, we were pleased to come across this article from a lady who obviously has an instructor who thinks the way we do!
Simulating driving worked for Penny
SO, my fake driving and making a fool of myself paid off.
My colleagues and fellow travellers might have laughed as I simulated driving on the train and at my desk but I’m chuffed to bits with my technique because it worked.
Last week I filled my spare moments with thoughts of roundabouts, lanes, reversing and gear changes and that extra mental practice meant that my last driving lesson was the best yet.
I really feel as if everything started to click into place.
Even my instructor noticed the difference, when I told him I’d been “thinking driving” all week he told me to keep it up. So, clearly he could see a change.
My test is very close now and for the first time, I’m sort of looking forward to it.
Thursday May 3,2012 By Penny Stretton, Express.co.uk
If you want to take driving lessons in Bedford with an instructor who thinks the same way Penny’s instructor does call Jo on 07778 008989 for more information.