Probationary drivers have a greater risk of crashing than more experienced drivers. However, after one year of driving this risk is almost halved and continues to decrease the longer they drive.
Learning to drive is more than being able to control the car. It’s about being safe, understanding hazards, risk and risky behavior. Recognising the actions that increases the potential for harm.
The habits formed while learning to drive stay with us for many years, perhaps a lifetime. Supervising someone while learning to drive offers the best opportunity to form the good driving habits to help keep us safe on the roads.
Today learning to drive safely involves a partnership between a learner and their supervising driver with the ongoing support of a professional driving instructor.