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[Research Report] What kind of reviews of driving schools do you refer to? 1st place was “the quality and personality of the instructor”! ……
“Hodo no Mori” (https://jafmate.co.jp/review/), an information media that is useful for daily life, operated by Review Co., Ltd.
(https://jafmate.co.jp/), is aimed at teenagers and older from all over Japan. We conducted a survey of people asking, “What kind of reviews about driving schools do you refer to?”
We will publish the results.
Survey target: Men and women in their teens and older
Survey date: October 2023
Research institution: In-house research
Survey method: Voluntary response via the internet
Number of people surveyed: 100 (72 women, 28 men)
Research report: https://jafmate.co.jp/review/report-209/
*When quoting the results of this survey, please use the URL of “Honbutsu no Mori” (https://jafmate.co.jp/review/).
Survey results summary
When we conducted a survey to find out what kind of reviews about driving schools are most helpful, the number one answer was “the quality and personality of the instructor.”
We will also introduce other items in ranking format.
“The quality and personality of the instructor” came in first place. After 2nd place, “fees” and “support system” followed, and “quality of lessons” came in 7th place.
1st place: Instructor quality/personality
– I spend a lot of time teaching one-on-one in the car, so if the instructor’s teaching style or attitude is bad, I feel like my motivation will be dampened. I would want to go if there were reviews saying that the instruction was good. (Female in her 30s)
・Even if the facilities and prices are good, if the instructor doesn’t suit you, your motivation to attend a driving school will decrease in the first place. (Female in her 20s)
・Even if the price is low or the course is for a short period of time, I am curious about the type of instructor. I’m not good at socializing with people, so I would like to have fun with the instructors. (Female in her 30s)
1st place was “Quality and personality of the instructor.” Classes at driving schools are often one-on-one with the instructor, so quality and personality are very important factors.
2nd place: Fee
・Driving school costs a lot of money, so I would appreciate it if it could be done as cheaply as possible, so I’m most concerned about fees (female in her 30s)
・If the fees are high, I won’t want to go because I don’t have the money. I would like to attend a place that will help me financially. (Male in his 30s)
・We will focus on whether there are additional fees for supplementary classes or when you fail your provisional license, and whether they run frequent campaigns. If it takes time to get it or there is a risk of it falling off, I would like to choose one that doesn’t have any additional charges. (Female in her 20s)
Second place is “fee”.
Some people said they wanted to choose the cheapest place as long as they could get their license.
3rd place: Support system
・Because I want to pass the entire curriculum in one go. I would like to have someone other than my instructor manage my progress, like at a cram school. (Male in his 30s)
・There are driving schools in various places, so if there is a support system or something unique to that school, I would like to refer to it. (Female in her 20s)
・Even if the location and cost are good, it doesn’t mean anything if you can’t pass the exam in the end. If there is something you don’t understand or something you’re not good at, I think it’s better to have someone support you and help you, which will motivate you and bring you closer to passing the exam. (Female in her 20s)
4th place: Pass rate
・For young people, it’s like an extension of school and they learn quickly, so I don’t think they have anything to worry about, but for people of a certain age, I’m worried about whether they’ll pass or how long it will take to pass, so I’m concerned about passing. I think people would be more interested if they could learn more about the details, and especially if the passing rates were detailed. (Female in her 50s and up)
・The most important thing is the passing rate. There are many driving schools out there, but I don’t think the costs are all that different, so I only read reviews about driving schools that will help you pass the exam quickly. (Male in his 30s)
・When choosing a driving school, the price and support system are very important, but I am most concerned about the pass rate, so I refer to reviews of the pass rate (Female in her 50s and above)
5th place: Equipment
・Since waiting times for classes and driving lessons can be long, having restaurants, manga and game corners will make your time more meaningful. (Female in her 30s)
・Do you have the equipment for the license you want to obtain? For example, if you want to obtain a large special vehicle license, it is very important whether you have the facilities to obtain that license. Depending on the location, some driving schools are forced to pack equipment into small premises, and it can take a very long time to obtain a license. Also, if the equipment is old and the staff is not available, it may be difficult to get a reservation and it may take longer than necessary. (Male in his 40s)
-If the facilities are not in place, it will be difficult to wait during breaks (between classes, etc.) or until the next class (when you have to wait several hours). When you want to concentrate and memorize, such as before a test, work at school will not go smoothly if the equipment is not in place. (Male in his 40s)
5th place: Surrounding environment
・The driving school I attended was in a rural area and there were very few shops nearby, so I had a hard time finding a place to kill time during my free time. I thought it would be more enjoyable if there were some commercial facilities nearby. (Female in her 30s)
・Since I’m going to study there, I’ll be there for a certain amount of time, so I think it’s good that it’s convenient to get to and from, and that the surrounding area is safe and I can go shopping when I get hungry. (Female in her 40s)
・The surrounding environment is the most important aspect of the exam, as we place the utmost importance on an environment where you can concentrate in order to pass the exam. (Male in his 30s)
7th place: Quality of teaching
・The women’s specialty also went to a training camp and driving school. Perhaps because there were many women, the teachers taught in a unique way that was easy for women to understand. (Female in her 20s)
・I am very concerned about the pass rate as it is not cheap, but as a receiver, I place great importance on whether the quality of the lessons is solid. (Female in her 30s)
・The purpose of going to a driving school is to get a driver’s license, and if you don’t have proper lessons for that purpose, you’ll feel anxious. (female teenager)
“Quality of teaching” was ranked 7th.
Some people were concerned about how easy-to-understand the classes would be and whether there would be female instructors.
When we surveyed 100 people, 49.0% of them answered “the quality and personality of the instructor.”
In addition, many respondents said that they were not motivated if they did not get along well with the instructor, and that they were concerned about the quality of the instruction.
Even though it’s only for a short period of time, you have to attend in order to get your license, so you can see that the quality and personality of the instructor is very important.
If you are thinking of attending a driving school, why not use this as a reference?
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