Driving instructors teach individuals and groups the theory and practical application of driving skills.
Duties & Tasks
Driving instructors may perform the following tasks:instruct students to drive a motor vehicle by teaching them how to steer, change gears (if manual), interpret and understand traffic conditions, reverse, park, and understand mechanical components and functions
teach road traffic regulations and advise students when they are ready for assessment
teach road craft and defensive driving skills
advise on and teach advanced driving techniques for emergency situations and/or to extend driving knowledge.
Many driving instructors work on a commission basis. Some use their own vehicles, which are converted to dual control (with pedals on the front passenger side), while others use company vehicles. The work can be stressful, with long and irregular hours. Driving instructors have a high level of public contact.par Driving instructors with special licences teach people to drive buses and rigid or articulated vehicles.
enjoy working with people
good interpersonal skills
able to give clear and precise instructions
patient and tactful
good eyesight (may be corrected)
able to act quickly and correctly in various traffic situations.