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Au Pair Tells of Her Transition from Driving in Columbia to Taking Driving Lessons with Local Driving School Shift Above 2

An Au Pair is often a young person from another country, who helps with light housework or childcare in exchange for room and board. They typically stay for one year, during that year they drive the family car.  This can be a daunting task here in the US since our roadways differ from the ones in their country.  
Maria an Au Pair here in New Jersey and, one of our students, shares her experience: 
My name is MarĂ­a, I’m from Cali, Colombia. I came to New Jersey as an Au Pair. I have been driving for 5 months manual and automatic vehicles in my home country and here in the United States. 
I have some concerns about driving in the US, for example, one of my chores is to transport my host kid frequently and with safety. Then, I was worried about a lot of differences between drive laws and street signs system between both countries. And the last one, pass both text and road test, to get my drivers license. 

My concern with my driving is my nervous about doing something wrong or don’t know enou…

10 Most Common Fails Student Drivers Make When Taking the New Jersey Road Test

In addition to nerves, lack of focus and small oversights with speed control, parking or even turning can add up during your road test performance and cause you to fail.
10 of the most overlooked reason why people fail their road test or get penalized.
Here is our list of the most common mistakes you can make while taking the road test: Making rolling stops or quick stopsPerforming to slow (driving too slow) when demonstrating your basics.Aggressive accelerating or hard braking.Not clearing both sides of the road when required to do soMoving the vehicle before they instructed you to do soImproper parking position or parking technique for road test acceptance.Too much stopping and starting while performing 3-point turn or parallel parkingOveruse of the right mirror or back-up camera when allowed to use.Too much contact of the curb during parallel parking.Unnecessary or excessive movement of the wheel during straight reverse.







Well Known and Trusted Certified Driving Instructor Mike Moran Opens Driving School in New Jersey

On December of 2018 Mike MoranEnded his Affiliation withPro City Driving School Mike began to expand his services to work with doctors and physical therapist clients in need of specialized driving training as well as traveling to train individuals from other parts of the United States.He continued to further expand his driving programs for Adults, International Employees & Au Pairs as well as ongoing instructing for individuals with Developmental Disabilities & various driving issues. In April of 2019, he decided to open his own Driving School, called ShiftAbove2, which expresses Mike’s goal of going beyond driver's education, to provide a higher level of driving instruction to students of all ages and to help students to improve their driving skills and knowledge. 


Our Driving Programs Include: 6 Hour GDL & Novice Drivers ProgramRoad Test Preparation Au Pair Driving Program International Drivers Program Seniors Driving ProgramNight-time Drivers Program Experienced Driver …