When you think about the ideal car to teach a new learner, the Peugeot 308 GTi may not be the first car that comes to mind. After all, this is a performance car that’s got considerable power on the road. However, the Peugeot 308 GTi 2018 models are extremely well equipped with driver assistance and safety features. If the car is driven normally, there is no reason why it can’t be used to teach a new driver under supervision. In this article, we will look at four tips for parents that want to teach their kids to drive.
1. Invest in Some Suction L-plates
When you purchase the L-plates for your Peugeot 308 GTi go with suction plates and avoid the rest. The magnetic plates cannot be fixed to an aluminium panel or plastic surface. The sticky pad L-plates seem OK when you first put them on, but they quickly lose their stickiness, peel at the edges and then come off entirely. A suction L-plate is easy to use, it sticks on really well, and you can take it off at any time. If you have other younger kids that will be reaching a driving age soon, you can reuse a suction L-plate again next year.
2. Using Gifting to Get Professional Lessons
Teaching someone to drive isn’t easy, and the main reason why parents do this is to save some money. Driving lessons can be expensive, and some people can find it hard to fit them into their budget. However, you can purchase driving lessons as a gift for a birthday or Christmas. The load can be spread by involving the rest of your extended family and friends. If everyone is on board, you may find that you can put together a course of a few lessons to get your child some professional training. This is especially useful on the run up to a driving test to get some intensive instruction.
3. Consistent Driving Lessons Work Best
If you make the commitment to teach your child how to drive it’s important to set up a regular schedule. It can be easy to forget previous lessons if the gaps between them are too long. Shorter and more frequent lessons work best to get your child used to the basics quickly. It’s important to stick to the lesson plan no matter what the conditions are like outside. Once they pass their test, your fledgling driver will need to be able to drive in adverse weather conditions. Also, once the student has grasped the basics vary the times so that they can be challenged by more traffic on the road.
4. Plan Some Longer Trips
Every now and again it’s a great idea to throw in a few longer lessons and trips to keep your student engaged. It’s a great idea to get used to the local streets in your neighborhood, but this can get stale after a while, and a trip somewhere else will be a useful exercise.