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Evaluation vs Lesson

Updated: Mar 21, 2023


A behind the wheel evaluation is typically performed by a licensed driving instructor and is used to assess the skills and abilities of a new driver. The evaluation may include tasks such as parallel parking, turning, braking, and accelerating, and is designed to identify any areas where the driver may need additional instruction or practice.


On the other hand, a behind the wheel lesson is a structured driving session with a licensed instructor that focuses on developing the skills and knowledge necessary to become a safe and competent driver. During a lesson, the instructor will typically review driving techniques, traffic laws, and other important information related to safe driving.


When providing a behind the wheel lesson, it is important for the instructor to evaluate what the student driver already knows and has learned since obtaining their Maryland Learners permit. This helps to ensure that the lesson is tailored to the individual needs of the driver and that they are able to progress in their driving skills in a safe and effective manner.


Additionally, it is important to emphasize the responsibilities of new drivers as they relate to the rookie drivers log. In Maryland, new drivers are required to complete a minimum of 60 hours of supervised driving practice, with at least 10 hours of nighttime driving, before they can apply for a provisional license.


The rookie drivers log is used to track this practice, and it is important for new drivers to understand the importance of logging their practice hours accurately and honestly in order to meet the requirements for obtaining their provisional license.

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