Teaching someone to drive can be scary, but it’s also incredibly generous.

By helping someone you care about become comfortable and confident behind the wheel, you’re giving them a life skill they’ll carry with them for years to come.

Half of being a good coach is just being willing and eager to help out your learner.

Learner drivers who have had around 120 hours of driving practice in a range of conditions are up to 40% less likely to have a crash when they start driving alone. By setting aside just two hours of your time per week for a year, you can help make your learner driver a much safer driver.

The other half of being a good coach is being prepared.

Plan ahead and understand what skills you need to teach your learner to make them a great driver. Make sure you’ve had a good read through the various resources on Drive. That way, you'll be able to focus on the specific skills they need to practise in each lesson.

If you’re prepared, calm and confident, you’ll be able to keep your learner relaxed and confident themselves. It never helps to get stressed or start a shouting match. Try and enjoy yourself! After all, you’re doing a really good thing for someone you care for.