Supervisory driver tips
This page will help you out if you need some extra tips and more of an in-depth breakdown of driving skills to help with supervising a learner. This is in addition to advice provided within the learner logbook.
There will be some extra tips and suggestions on:
These extra tips cover all those little things you may not think about if you do not drive often, you find it difficult to break down driving skills that are automatic to you or you just don’t know where to start as a supervisory driver.
The first stage is all about getting your learner confident with basic car control skills. The following skills are a good starting point.
MOVING FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS
TURNING AT INTERSECTIONS
REVERSING INTO A DRIVEWAY
In stage two your learner will have developed more confidence with their car control skills. You can begin to plan longer driving sessions in locations with increased traffic and different conditions. The following skills should be practiced in this stage.
TURNING AT A SLIP LANE
When your learner is turning at a slip lane, make sure they:
In this stage your learner will begin to drive in more complex situations: at night, in a combination of different driving conditions and in situations where they will develop their skills in assessing risks and making decisions. The following skills and conditions are important to focus on during your driving sessions in this stage.
When driving in different road and weather conditions, your learner will need to be able to respond to changes in their driving environment.
Make sure your learner:
Remind your learner:
DIFFERENT WEATHER CONDITIONS
Before driving on wet or frosty roads remind your learner that they need to:
When driving in country areas, explain to your learner that:
When driving in urban areas, explain to your learner that they need to: