It’s compulsory in the UK and many other countries around the world to pass an intensive California Fake driver’s license test before you’re allowed control of a car by yourself. In the UK, if you even want to practice driving, you have to be accompanied by a qualified instructor or someone who has been driving for several years. There are several reasons why driving lessons are so important, and some of them aren’t the obvious.
Let’s get the most obvious reason out of the way first. A car is a big, fast, dangerous machine that regularly leads to fatal accidents. Every day people are involved in crashes and there are deaths on the road. Driving lessons can’t stop accidents from happening (otherwise they wouldn’t be accidents!) but they can make you as safe as possible on the roads. Your driving instructor will make sure that you know how to drive safely, and you won’t pass your test unless you do so. You’ll only pick up bad habits once you’re no longer under the car of your driving instructor.
Passing your test opens up a whole new world of possibilities, and this is where we find the other reasons for taking lessons. Do you know how many jobs require a valid driving licence? It’s surprising. Even if your job doesn’t actually involve any driving – you might work in an office – many employers would prefer you to be able to drive just in case. Maybe you have to go to a meeting at other office, or you have to deliver some papers or go and pick up emergency supplies (if the office runs out of milk!). Driving is an essential in all of these scenarios, and candidates who can drive are often more attractive to employers than those who can’t. Driving also offers up a far wider range of jobs than public transport. If you have to get a bus or a train to work every day, you have to work in a town or city, and if the train is late there’s nothing you can do. Being able to drive means that you can work anywhere and your schedule is exactly what you make it.
The final reason to learn to drive is that a driving licence is the most useful form of ID. If you’re trying to buy alcohol, your student card won’t be accepted as identification, but your driving licence will. If you’re applying for a bank account, you can use it as ID too – in fact, everything that demands a photo ID, or something with your address on it accepts your licence, so it’s a very useful card to have in your wallet.