The Three C's of Driving: Comfortable, Confident, and Conscious



Welcome to Autorijschool Bergfeld! Our main goal is to develop reliable and independent drivers. Central to achieving this goal are what we call the "Three C's of Driving": Comfortable, Confident, and Conscious. These elements are essential not only for passing the driving exam but also for becoming a proficient and responsible driver in the long run.

Comfortable Driving

The Importance of Comfort

Comfort in driving extends beyond the physical act of sitting in the car. It involves the driver's overall state of ease and relaxation while operating the vehicle. A comfortable driver can focus better, react more quickly to unexpected situations, and generally drive more safely.

Achieving Comfort

  1. Ergonomic Adjustments: Adjusting the seat, steering wheel, and mirrors to fit your body type can significantly enhance comfort. Good posture prevents fatigue and provides better control over the vehicle.

  2. Familiarity with Controls: Knowing where all the controls are and how to use them without having to think about it increases comfort. This includes everything from indicators to windshield wipers.

  3. Smooth Driving Techniques: Practicing smooth acceleration, braking, and steering can make driving more comfortable. Jerky movements make driving stressful and uncomfortable.

  4. Mental Relaxation: Mental relaxation is equally important. Techniques such as deep breathing and mindfulness can help reduce anxiety and make driving more pleasant.

Confident Driving

Why Confidence Matters

Confidence is crucial in driving as it directly impacts decision-making and reaction times. A confident driver can handle stressful situations, such as heavy traffic or adverse weather conditions, with composure.

Building Confidence

  1. Practice and Experience: Confidence grows with practice. The more you drive, the more situations you encounter, and the better you become at handling them.

  2. Knowledge and Skills: Understanding the rules of the road and mastering driving techniques through comprehensive lessons at Autorijschool Bergfeld can significantly boost your confidence.

  3. Positive Mindset: Maintaining a positive attitude and believing in your abilities help build confidence. Remember that everyone makes mistakes, and each one is a learning opportunity.

  4. Feedback and Support: Receiving constructive feedback from instructors and practicing in a supportive environment helps build confidence. At Autorijschool Bergfeld, our instructors provide personalized feedback to help you improve continuously.

Conscious Driving

The Pinnacle of Driving Excellence

Conscious driving means being fully aware of your surroundings, anticipating potential hazards, and making informed decisions. This is perhaps the most important aspect of driving, as it directly relates to safety.

Developing Conscious Driving

  1. Situational Awareness: Always be aware of what is happening around you. This includes keeping an eye on other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and road conditions.

  2. Anticipation and Planning: Try to anticipate what other road users might do and plan your actions accordingly. This can help avoid accidents and make smoother driving decisions.

  3. Focus and Attention: Avoid distractions such as mobile phones, loud music, or eating while driving. Staying focused on the road is essential for conscious driving.

  4. Continuous Learning: Driving is a skill that requires continuous learning and improvement. Stay updated with new traffic laws, road signs, and driving techniques.

Balancing the Three C's

Balancing being comfortable, confident, and conscious is essential for becoming a reliable and independent driver. Here’s how you can work on balancing these three aspects:

  1. Regular Practice: Regular practice helps maintain comfort and build confidence. It also helps develop the habit of being conscious of your surroundings.

  2. Reflect and Improve: After each driving session, reflect on your experience. Identify areas where you felt uncomfortable or less confident and work on improving them.

  3. Seek Feedback: Always seek feedback from your instructor and work on the areas they suggest. This will help balance the three C's effectively.

  4. Stay Informed: Keeping yourself informed about new driving regulations, techniques, and technologies helps maintain confidence and consciousness.

Autorijschool Bergfeld's Approach

At Autorijschool Bergfeld, we help our students master the Three C's of driving. Our structured lessons and personalized feedback ensure that every student becomes a comfortable, confident, and conscious driver.

Comprehensive Lessons

Our lessons cover all aspects of driving, from basic controls to advanced techniques. We ensure that our students are comfortable with all aspects of driving before moving on to more complex tasks.

Experienced Instructors

Our instructors are highly experienced and trained to provide constructive feedback. They focus on helping students build confidence and continuously improve their driving skills.

Supportive Environment

We believe in creating a supportive and encouraging environment for our students. This helps reduce anxiety and make the learning process more enjoyable.


Becoming a reliable and independent driver requires mastering the Three C's of driving: Comfortable, Confident, and Conscious. At Autorijschool Bergfeld, we are committed to helping our students achieve this balance through comprehensive lessons, experienced instructors, and a supportive learning environment.

By focusing on these three aspects, you can not only pass your driving exam but also become a safe and responsible driver for life. Take the first step towards mastering the Three C's with Autorijschool Bergfeld. Schedule your trial lesson today and embark on the journey to driving excellence.