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Posts made in March, 2015

What is the legal age to start the driving lessons?

Posted in New Drivers, Questions and Answers

What is the legal age to start the process of learning to drive? In British Columbia, two things have to happen before a student gets behind the wheel for their first lesson. A student has to be at least 16 years of age, and they have to pass the written practical test. The learners license is valid for two years and the student has a one year wait after receiving his learners license before the driving test is allowed to be taken. If the test has not been passed by the time two years is...

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Can I get picked up after school for my lesson?

Posted in New Drivers, Questions and Answers

Parents and students often ask if pick up at high school or college is possible? Before I answer this question I ask not only where the school is located but also the time hoped for and what the student wants to learn in this lesson. For example, the location of the school and traffic conditions may not match the students skill level or lesson plan, or it may work fine. The more information a student gives me the better able I am to advise the best course of action and we can agree to a...

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Healing my Driving Anxiety

Posted in Ingrid's Story, Questions and Answers

I dreaded driving in my early years. I had hoped that once I passed the driving test I would feel much better about driving. I didn’t know what to do about this unhappy state I was in, other than to keep on driving and hoping it would go away. It didn’t. I felt very alone, there was no one I felt I could talk to, and I didn’t see anybody else have problems in driving, so I started to feel ashamed and hid my fears from others. It wasn’t until I made the connection with a...

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Who was the worst student? (an introduction to Mindful Driving)

Posted in Fuel for the Mindful Driver, Ingrid's Story, Questions and Answers

Who was the worst student? Students will often ask me if they are the worst student I have ever seen. It comes as a big surprise when I tell them that the worst student was me . Some students judge their struggles in lessons as being a “bad” student, and so did I. I couldn’t understand why I was so terrified to learn to drive . It didn’t make any sense to me, but emotionally, I did not want to drive. I cried a lot and felt overwhelmed most of the time. But I also had a...

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