Give yourself a driving course

The end of the year is approaching and with it the Christmas bonus, which gives an excellent opportunity to invest in a good driving course that allows you to polish your knowledge and skills, if you already know how to drive or learn the correct way to drive. with complete safety and responsibility.

According to the Mexican Association of Driving Schools (Automex), it is very important to be properly trained not only to be able to operate a vehicle correctly, but also to become aware and acquire knowledge about road culture, which will allow us to drastically reduce problems with the authorities and especially road accidents, one of the leading causes of death worldwide.

According to Cesvi Mexico, the situation in our country in terms of safety is worrying, because currently, according to data from the National Institute of Public Health, we are in seventh place worldwide and third in Latin America in deaths related to road accidents, with 22 deaths of young people between 15 and 29 years old a day, and 24 thousand deaths on average each year.

This situation can be prevented with good training in driver education in certified driving schools, says Emmanuel Barrera Baños, director of Automex.

According to the manager, the current situation in our country on this issue is worrying, as he assures that data from Cesvi México indicate that only 1 in 10 drivers attends a driving institution, while the rest learned to driving with family, friends or just observing, acquiring the bad habits of their instructors, thus putting people’s lives at risk by not having proper driver education.

Choose well

The insurance company Arca points out that choosing a driving school is not an easy task, since, before thinking about prices and costs, what matters most is prevention, knowing how to plan and develop a road culture. and thus have peace of mind by adopting a responsible way of driving.

Arca ensures that you can learn with a certified teacher who preferably belongs to a driving school duly registered with the authorities.

You should take into account that there are many driving institutions on the market that promise to drive you quickly, but few guarantee you a comprehensive training.

The insurer points out that you should not be guided by the cheapest course, but there must be a balance between the hours of theory and practice. It is also key to ask about the preparation of the instructors.

In the same way, it is necessary to ask yourself how much you need to learn or polish your skills to adapt to the different learning paces with basic, intermediate and intensive courses.

It is also necessary to ensure that the curriculum of the driving school you chose includes theoretical aspects of mechanics, proper maintenance of a car and traffic regulations and that the institution has a fleet of cars designed for teaching with their labels and security mechanisms.

5 criteria for choosing a school

Knowledge of traffic signs to develop acuity to read road signs. Basic mechanics to have the essential knowledge to give a good maintenance to a car and the ability to solve simple defects. Traffic education to take into account the principles, values ​​and traffic rules for a good coexistence with other street users. Defensive driving with techniques that promote prevention, applied to avoid risks of road accidents and traffic offenses. Psychotechnical management that offers elements to help make decisions in the face of an event on the road such as a traffic accident.