Tuesday, 10 February 2009 11:32 AM

Look and Learn to Get Behind Wheels

While some learn to wait patiently to learn to drive and not break the law, the majority learn from watching others.

"Look and learn is how we do it," a young driver Billy Mae joked.

He said the majority of young drivers around Honiara do not go through the right procedures.

Solomon Times was informed that the process often takes too long "so we take the short-cut."

It was revealed that the 'look and learn' is not just limited to driving.

"We have a lot of young boys who can patch up vehicle engines without the need to go to universities," a young self-trained mechanic, Jack Didi, 17, said.

The young man who works "under my Dad's supervision" helps to 'restore car engines'.

Most who go by 'look and learn' say it is better than theory.