Driving Instructor Training do you discuss speed cameras with your learner drivers or just tell them?
So you are training to be a driving instructor or you are already a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor and your learner driver is trying desperately on their lessons to obey the speed limits or you are constantly them about their speed and appropriate speed but the question I want to ask you, is do you really believe they will try that hard when they have passed their driving tests? How can you influence them and is your training and your trainer helping you to deal with these potential problems or is your training test focused. Coaching and Client Centred Learning helps the learner share their thoughts and opinions in a non-judgemental environmental. We know that somewhere in the region of 85% of drivers will and do break the speed limit.
Drivers will risk fines and new drivers risk losing their license if they get 6 points and yet there seems to be a social tolerance to speeding and also there is quite often a tolerance built into speed cameras but not all. There is an article that you can have a look at here on confused.com that suggests speed cameras cause confusion in many drivers.
Teaching people to drive is just not about training the skills of moving the cars but also helping your learners to deal with their thoughts and feelings and where they come from. Discussing how they really think and feel is essential in producing safe driving for life. There is a website that you can find all about safe driving for life and you can find it here.
Tri-Coaching Partnership are driver coaching specialists and they have designed the Tri-Coaching Instructor Training program TCIT so as you can not only develop those skills of driver instruction but you can learn to coach your drivers to be able to drive in a post test environment.
Discussing topics is a great way to engage with your learner drivers and probably more importantly full license holders so please practice in putting these discussions into your driver training.