Before I went, I had been wondering one key point: What will the cars be like? I sort of imagined that they would just be a more complex version of a go-kart, so when I got to the Young Driver location I was having my lesson in, I was very surprised to see actual cars that you could buy from a shop. The only difference between one you get from the shop and the one I was driving in, is that mine had dual control. Dual control means that the passenger at the front (my instructor) could also brake, accelerate etc. if there was a problem.
The actual driving lesson consisted of driving round the course whilst doing little challenges along the way. Once we'd got the car set up we drove round a course that contains Give Way, roundabouts and other things you would find on the road. In just one hour, I did slalom, which is going in and out of pillars, like dribbling a ball - but in a car, I learnt how to do a U-turn and could reverse the car safely. I went into the lesson hoping that by the end I would be able to drive a car round a few bends and came out with all this which was amazing.
|me driving in the car!|
The instructor I had was called Sara and she was really nice. She explained everything really well in depth, so there was nothing I felt like I couldn't do and if I got confused she would just really patiently go through it again. There were a couple of awkward silences, but we were just concentrating and overall she was really nice. Also, Sara challenged me a bit too which I think is always really important when you're learning something too.
Overall, I had a really fun time at Young Driver and would definitely like to go again. For anyone who has ever liked the idea of driving, I would totally recommend this (ages 11 and upwards at the moment, although they are releasing a younger lesson soon too). They have venues all across the UK too, so there will definitely be one near you (if you live in the UK, of course).
Do you like the sound of this? I'll be back soon! xxx
Disclaimer: Young Driver gave me a free driving lesson in return for this review. All opinions are my own, and this post is in no way affiliated or sponsored.