Car driving courses are now popping up in many places. With prices that are quite varied, ranging from affordable to quite expensive. Actually, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a car driving course?
For people who already have the basics of driving, the course can be a means to hone driving skills. On the other hand, those who have not been able to drive at all feel very benefited, because there are car facilities available for direct practice, including an instructor who will guide.
In addition, after completing the course of the driving lessons you are guaranteed to get a driving license. Most car driving courses have packages that include a driver’s license service that will make it easier for you so you don’t have to bother with a driver’s license. You know for yourself that it is not easy to arrange and get a driving license. It’s not uncommon for you to repeat a few times before finally passing the test and getting a driver’s license.
Another benefit is that the car used is a special car for driving training. This car is actually an ordinary car that has been modified with additional brakes and clutch for the instructor next to you. This is to anticipate when you will hit something, the instructor can immediately press the brakes.
You can also learn to drive calmly under the guidance of an experienced instructor. If your car is grazing a wall or a tree, you don’t have to worry about paying for repairs.
The main benefit is, of course, that you will be able to drive a car. In fact, in some places, you will be guided so that you can drive, climb, and park the car. Of course, this depends on the package you take.
One of the disadvantages of a car driving course is that in terms of cost, you have to spend a significant amount of money to take a car driving course. Because the driving course only teaches you to be able to drive, not to an advanced level.
Another disadvantage is Lack of Focus. Generally driving schools apply one hour of study time for one meeting. Students are only given verbal instructions for about 5-10 minutes, on how to use the clutch and so on, then immediately practice going to the public road.
The material taught is classified as conventional. Technical matters are theoretically exposed such as how to remove the clutch, move the gear lever, brake, turn on the turn signal until the technique of holding the clutch is stuck on an uphill road.
But other supporting materials, which aim to form good and correct driving behaviour including defensive driving guidance for students, are not taught in driving schools.
Broadly speaking, the material and training being taught are still very general and lacking focus. This means that someone who has the right to drive a car and get a driving license (SIM) must be equipped with the ability to drive properly, including mentally preparing the driver to be ready to face any conditions that may occur on the road.