Driving as an art form?

Calgary, like most of North America, licenses are available at a young age, fundamentals are emphasized, and roads rules are clearly and extensively articulated and marked on the road. Calgary drivers schools teach both stick shift and automatic driving. Driving is seen as mostly a practical skill that anyone can attain.

In much of Europe however, the rules are more lax while the training is more extensive. There are also very few automatic cars to be found. They view driving more as an art form to be performed only by the more skilled.

Check out this video of the roundabout at the Arc du Triumph in Paris:

Do you prefer the North American or the European way of driving?

Don’t Forget to Shoulder Check

At our Calgary Driving School, Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving, we help you learn and practice all the essential skills and habits for safe driving.  One habit that will help you pass your driving test and drive safely the rest of your driving life, is to shoulder check.  While looking in a mirror is important too, there’s a blind spot that often can’t be seen in the rear or side mirrors. Taking a couple of seconds to turn your head will help you avoid a costly accident every time you get behind the wheel.

Just yesterday, I was driving slowly because of the icy conditions of downtown Calgary in December.  A yellow SUV was driving in the right lane next to me, when all of the sudden, it came into my lane.  Luckily, I was able to swerve and put on the brakes enough to not be hit!  I did tap my horn to let the driver know she almost caused an accident.  Maybe next time she’ll do a shoulder check.

Our Calgary Driving School will help you develop good driving habits.

Remember if you’re looking for a Calgary Driving School, a Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving course can help you learn to drive safely and avoid accidents, and, of course, pass your driving tests.