Getting behind the wheel for the first time is both exciting and daunting. On the one hand, learning how to drive feels like a gateway to independence. On the other, the anxiety that comes with getting on the road is almost debilitating at times. It is always a better idea to initially practice in relatively open spaces such as empty parking lots before tackling streets and roads.

Arizona is home to some iconic spots that are popular with drivers looking to go on a road trip with friends. However, it is also known for the spaces it allows new drivers to master their skills.

Here are some fantastic places where new drivers can practice before hitting the open road.

Sport Stadiums

When there aren’t any games or events scheduled for the day, sports facilities have tens of thousands of empty surrounding parking spaces that are ideal for driving practice. The University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale is a great example.

Community College Campuses

Community college campus grounds on the weekends are great places to practice basic driving skills. Mesa Community College is the largest of the 10 community colleges in Maricopa County Community College District. There’s also Pima Community College and Glendale Community College. The speed limit on campus is 15 miles an hour.

Industrial Parks

Industrial parks on the weekend, such as the ASU Research Park, are great places to take a new driver to practice maneuvering. ASU’s 320 acres have winding streets, cul-de-sacs, stop signs, jogging trails, picnic ramadas, and lakes.

Driving around a place like this will be a refreshing break from grey and dreary parking lots. The maximum speed in the area is 35 miles an hour.

Do you live in Tempe, Chandler, or Glendale and feel the need to take professional driving classes to learn the rules of the road? Have a friend or loved one drive you to Jacob’s Driving & Traffic School in Phoenix, Arizona.

We are one of the most reputable driving schools in the region. We offer the highest standard of driving education. Along with our hourly driving lessons, we offer a comprehensive, practical, and enjoyable defensive driving course for drivers looking to clear a traffic ticket easily. So, what are you waiting for? Book a driving lesson now or call (602) 297-1000 to get in touch today.

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