Learning to drive can be like playing sports, video games or a musical instrument— you have to practice to get better.
Although not required by Mississippi law, AAA suggests you complete at least 100 hours of supervised practice driving with your parents.
- Start with the basics — sit in the car, learn where everything is and what everything does. Take a look at the owner’s manual, too.
- Talk to your parents about what to expect, so you can avoid misunderstandings or arguments on the road when you are learning to drive.
- Start practicing with simple driving in an open parking lot or a quiet neighborhood street. As you get better at controlling the vehicle, try more challenging roadways.
- Practice in a variety of conditions.
- City streets
- Rainy weather
- Heavy traffic