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Correcting Bad Driving Habits: How to Create Good, Strong Driving Habits – Part 3

Welcome to the final stretch of this series!

This week I’d like to tell you a story about bad driving habits and how to correct them.

 

There You Habit

I once had an adult student, named Donna, who was a habitual speeder. Everywhere Donna went she got there at least five miles per hour faster than everyone else, yet she was consistently no less than five minutes late. Arriving for her driving lessons was no exception. Continue reading Correcting Bad Driving Habits: How to Create Good, Strong Driving Habits – Part 3

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How to Create Good, Strong Driving Habits for Your Students – Part 2

Welcome back!

In the last installment of this series, we talked about habit formation as a natural process and how its three basic components work together to create automatic behaviors – good or bad. Now, it’s time to talk about utilizing those components to create good driving habits during lessons.

 

Getting to “Good Driving Habits”

As I mentioned last week, we define a habit by its routine of behavior. So, when we talk about good habits we are usually talking about habituated good behaviors.

But I think we can do a little better. I think we can easily develop strong habits out of good behaviors. Continue reading How to Create Good, Strong Driving Habits for Your Students – Part 2

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How Driving Habits Work: How to Create Good, Strong Driving Habits for Your Students – Part 1

Welcome to BesideTheWheel’s first featured article!

To kick off our journey, what better place to start than the buzziest buzzword in driver education … habit.

If there’s a holy grail in driver education, it’s good driving habits. They’re the key to lasting safe practices behind the wheel; yet they’re often the most difficult and time-consuming lessons our students may never actually learn.

It seems like it should be simple: demonstrate proper procedures, practice, practice, practice, and use it on the road forever after. Right?  Continue reading How Driving Habits Work: How to Create Good, Strong Driving Habits for Your Students – Part 1