Even though most people earn their license and start driving at the age of 16, there are some who for different reasons postpone the wonderful opportunity to hit the road independently. Even if the delay is long, I deeply believe that it is never too late to start anything in your life. And thrilling and unique experiences like operating a car are easily made possible through an adult drivers education course.
Recently I came across the story of Russell Huebsch, which again proved my conviction that everything is possible. Age isn’t an obstacle in learning the art of driving!
Getting behind the wheel only at the age of 25 myself, I had to overcome a lot of fears and concerns. Reading Russell’s article, I shared a lot of his feelings and found his words really inspirational and reassuring. But his brash claim that it’s cool just to read the traffic rules in the drivers handbook and practice driving skills in a friend’s car don’t sound secure to me!
Like with any other skill, sport, hobby, or foreign language that you’re just getting into, the basics of driving have to be learned with professionals to help you be safe, productive, and successful. Self-education is a good thing, but only when it doesn’t have any potential risks for your health and life. Earn yourself some peace of mind and ensure safety for you and your passengers by taking adult drivers education.
And if you are in Texas like Russell, and you’re between 18 and 24 years old, you’re required to take Texas Adult Drivers Education Course before taking the written test at the Texas DPS and getting your drivers permit. Completing adult drivers education will help you understand and remember traffic rules, learn to handle driving in different weather and road conditions, and even learn about your car’s setup. And the minute you pass the test, you’ll be ready to put your foot on the pedal!
Once the test is passed, you can start the most exciting part of mastering driving: driving lessons! But again, in-car lessons are fun and effective only if you’re trained by professional instructors. Unlike friends and relatives, they are always patient, friendly, and willing to teach you all the defensive driving techniques.
Investing in education is never wrong… and never too late!