In cooperation with Presto, which is the biggest driving school in Riga and the biggest driving school in Latvia, we offer to get acquainted with a short guide into getting a driver's licence. If one of your New Year's aims is to get a driver's licence, then this article is just for you! The following information will help you to make an informed decision about choosing a driving school, as well as outline the guidelines on how to get the long-desired licence as fast as within 1 month!
The plan developed by Presto driving school shows that gaining a licence is much more like running a sprint and not a marathon. Besides, the effectiveness of this approach is confirmed by the RTSD statistics according to which Presto is regularly listed among the TOP best Latvian driving schools. It is precisely in this driving school that a greater number of trainees pass the RTSD exams on the first attempt in comparison to trainees from other driving schools.
This driving school demonstrates that the process of getting a licence does not obligatory have to take up a whole year. Instead, by acting wisely, planning the necessary tasks ahead, taking advantage of bonuses of a driving school and attending classes intensively, the aim of getting a licence can be reached in a record short period of time - even within 30 days.
Very often the reason why training takes so much time is not because the trainees are unable to pass the tests faster but it is simply because of lack of information on how to do it in a shorter period of time. The possibility to get a licence fast sounds like a good ad; however, as statistics confirm, it is the most effective of strategies.
Statistics show that the highest chances of gaining a licence successfully are precisely within the first 3 months since the start of training. But the longer the training process, the harder it is to get a licence. The motivation is at its highest at the very beginning of the training.
That is why you have to strike while the iron is hot. Even before signing the agreement it is possible to start moving consciously towards the aim of getting a licence within 30 days. Obtaining a driver's licence is similar to chess - if you plan your moves wisely, you will soon hear yourself say “Checkmate!”.
According to the formula of setting a S.M.A.R.T. aim, it is not enough just to simply formulate the aim. It turns from a dream into a plan only if a specific deadline for achieving it is set. Therefore, when starting the training, it is necessary even before the first theory lesson to set a specific date by which the aim will be achieved. This will help you to plan what you have to do step by step to meet the deadline.
Also when it comes to the process of getting a licence, there is also a chain of strategically successful moves that pave the safest road to success. Gaining a licence within a month is not only for the lucky-ones but every single trainee of a driving school can aim for it, even those that have never driven a car before. It is only necessary to follow a few directions.
Also the training approach of the driving school plays a significant role in this as it makes up the main preconditions for the trainees to be able to make the best of choices. It is ensured by those driving schools in Riga that offer a training model with more elastic conditions instead of holding on to outdated industry standards.
Even before starting the training in driving school, it is possible to get a medical certificate, which is an obligatory requirement in all driving schools in Riga. The best prices are offered by Presto driving school, and on its website a visit can be booked not only in Riga but also Daugavpils, Liepaja and Ventspils. Yet another bonus is no payment queue which allows to decrease the time needed for completing this task.
As there are certain medical contraindications when driving a car and training in a driving school is strictly prohibited, it is important to make sure that the aim can actually be achieved and that health allows it before signing an agreement and paying a deposit. Also the attainability of a goal is one of the components of setting a S.M.A.R.T. aim.
When the medical licence has been obtained, it is possible to visit RTSD to get a learner's driving permit. Without this document, a trainee has no right to attend driving lessons with instructors. By postponing this task to the last minute, the trainee risks starting the driving training much later than planned and it also means that the overall training period will have to be extended.
After making a successful first move, you can sign the driving school agreement and choose a suitable training group. Unlike other driving schools in Riga, Presto provides an option to attend driving lessons not only in the capital but also in any other city of Latvia where Presto instructors can be found. That is why visiting grandparents and going on a date in another town can be easily combined with attending a driving lesson. The chosen town of the training is basically the one where the trainee is planning to attend theory lessons as the choice of driving lessons' locations can differ from that.
When signing an agreement, it is important to pay attention to the conditions. The more limitations and stricter the conditions for passing the school exams, the higher the chances for training to turn out more expensive and longer. Among all the driving schools in Riga, Presto is just one of the few that has uploaded the agreement on its website, ensuring that it can be freely reviewed online before signing it. It is also one of the few driving schools that provides an option to sign the agreement remotely on a website as well as make the payments from a newly-created user's profile.
Before starting the theory training, it is advisable to pass the first aid training first. If it is not done, the trainee is not allowed to pass the school and RTSD theory exams. But among the intensive theory training, finding 2 additional days for attending first aid training may turn out to be impossible.
Therefore, it is necessary that the theory training start date comes after having passed first aid training. It is possible to apply for the first aid training on Presto website where you can also see the start dates of the course. After 2 days of training, it is necessary to pass the first test. The knowledge gained in this course will be important to later pass the RTSD theory exam that also includes questions about first aid.
B category theory cycle consists of 11 lessons. In order to finish it sooner, an intensive course 3 times a week must be taken. It is recommended to apply for the driving school theory exam as soon as possible - in the best of scenarios - just a day after the training course has finished.
Even though trainees very often think that their knowledge will strengthen over time and that is why they postpone the exam, actually just the opposite happens as the nuances slowly start to be forgotten day by day. That is why postponing the exam is not a wise decision. Besides, if the exam is not passed after the 1st attempt, it will be necessary to retake it again until it is passed. It is also recommended to apply for the RTSD exam just after passing the school theory exam. It should be taken into account that there may already be a row, and the later a trainee applies, the later he/she will be able to take the state exam.
The driving lessons can be booked in a timely manner - just after concluding the agreement. The 1st driving lesson can be attended after the 3rd theory class. To understand with which instructor you click best, the first 2-4 lessons are advised to be taken with different instructors. On average, trainees need at least 20-30 driving lessons. This number of lessons can be covered within 1 month by attending lessons every day. In order to cover this number of lessons within at least a period of 3 months, one has to plan to attend at least 3-4 classes a week.
It is quite rare that a driving school in Riga informs its trainees on how to have a more successful training process in general. However, as it is indicated by driving school in Riga Presto, the intensity of lessons is one of the main success factors in order to increase the chances of gaining a driver's licence.
Contrary to the popular belief that it is better to train longer, statistics confirm that a shorter period of training is what actually works much better in order to master all the necessary skills to successfully pass the RTSD exams. Therefore, it is best to plan to attend driving lessons every day. In driving school in Riga Presto, lessons can be booked also on the weekends and bank holidays, which means that not a single day of training has to be missed!
Also, often only on the day of taking the exam the trainee finds out that the exam car is different from the one he/she has been driving together with an instructor. The RTSD may allot one of the following 3 car models by a lottery: Volkswagen Golf 7, Audi A3 Sportback or BMW 218D XDrive Active Tourer. If you will have learnt how to complete tasks only with 1 of these models, there is a chance that you will not be able to do it on the day of the RTSD examination. This is due to differences in car technical parameters. If you learn to park with Audi, you will be able to do the same with a BMW; however, the points of reference for successful parking are slightly different when it comes to Golf. In Presto driving school, training can be done with different kinds of cars; however, not all driving schools in Riga offer the same.
There are also technical differences that one has to take into account when driving each of the RTSD cars in traffic. For example, the clutch of a BMW has to first be lifted up instead of pushing it in as it is traditionally done when driving other car models. Also even such seemingly small nuances as turning on wipers or starting the car is different. However, if one finds that out on the day of the RTSD exam, unfortunately, due to lack of experience these small things may turn out to be too hard to be done.
Finally, very often the trainees do not get prepared psychologically for what is to come in the exam. Not only may a new car model await the future driver in the parking lot of RTSD but there will definitely also be a new instructor sitting next to the trainee. When one finds himself/herself in this situation for the first time, it is inevitable for the stress to arise. However, the training model of Presto driving school aims at turning this non-standard situation into an everyday event - in Presto it is possible to freely change both instructors and cars. Because of that, a lesson in a new car next to another instructor on the day of exam is nothing unusual to a trainee of Presto. At the same time, many driving schools in Riga keep on following the industry standard by allotting only 1 instructor and 1 car model to the trainee.
Now, when you have learned the instruction of getting a licence within 30 days, you will definitely have made sure that getting a licence is not only possible, but it is also possible to be done fast.
That is why “impossible” is a word we want you to delete out of your vocabulary. Nothing is impossible - Presto has shown that a prudent strategy and logical sequence of actions allow for the driver's licence to be obtained even as fast as within one winter.
It means that already by spring you may be driving in the streets of Riga with your own car. More information on presto.lv!
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