Posted February 14, 2019 08:10:51 Many drivers are using their phones to share their driving tips online, but what’s it really like to drive on the road?
The answer to that question is driving school.
The New York Times is reporting that a new driver school program is offering students a chance to take a more hands-on approach to driving.
The school is modeled after a driver school taught in the U.K. where students can get hands-free driving lessons.
One of the students at the new school, David C. Riggs, told the Times that he was impressed with the program and would recommend it to other drivers.
Riggles first started driving in the fall of 2016 after learning about a similar program in Australia.
“I’ve been to Australia a few times and there’s definitely a lot more hands on than what you find in the United States,” Riggs told the paper.
“There’s not as much time spent on driving and it’s kind of a good way to get out of the car, to get off the gas and get back on the highway.”
The program was originally started by a group of students in the city of Melbourne, Australia, but now it has expanded to include a number of other cities and countries.
“We’re really trying to get it into the hands of drivers,” Riggs told the newspaper.
The students are taught from the comfort of their own homes in an attempt to get them to be more confident and to take charge of the road.
Ruggs says he plans to keep the program going after graduating, as long as he can afford to travel.
The new school is open to students who are 18 and older, and will be in operation through 2019.
The program is not limited to young drivers either.
Riggers and his co-author, Sarah E. Lee, also plan to add a new class that will be available in the spring of 2020.
The two said they would like to expand the program beyond young drivers.
“It would be great to get kids out and driving and to give them the tools to get the most out of it,” Rigses said.
“That’s one of the things we really wanted to focus on in the last year and a half.”