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Videoing my driving lesson - why should I?

Videoing my driving lesson - why should I?

As far as I am aware, I am the only driving instructor in and around Bognor and Chichester that offers you the ability to have your driving lessons recorded. So, why do I do it? Well, I strongly believe that students can learn more by watching their driving lesson back, compared to those who don't.


I currently use a GoPro mounted on a headrest camera mount as shown in the photos. It is small and discreet, and because it's mounted on the headrest, it's very easy to forget it's there, so it doesn't distract you.


There are a couple of reasons I say this. Firstly, based on my own personal experience of when I was training to become a driving instructor, I found it gave me an opportunity to review certain points of the footage many times over, which is just not possible in real time. I like to analyse certain aspects of what happened, and it's great that you can just rewind and replay the footage as many times as you need in order to really understand what happened and why you did what you did.

The other reason I believe it's a good idea to have your driving lesson videoed is because I get a lot of comments posted on my videos by other learner drivers who say that they've passed their driving test and that watching the videos really helped them to do so.


Another reason to have your driving lessons recorded is so that your parents or partner can watch the footage and see exactly where you're at. This can be extremely useful, especially if they are actively helping you by sitting next to you whilst you get in some private practice in your own car.

Have I convinced you yet? Go on, give it a go!

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