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First Time Driving Lessons

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becky_jase

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Hi everyone

Can someone please advise me regarding first beginner for driving lessons. I have my provisional Drivers license.

I am really interested in wanting to apply for driving lessons.

1) Can you start first time driving lessons before having a test?
2) Is there a test first (computer test) before starting driving lessons?
3) What companies do good suitable prices for driving lessons?

Many thanks!
 
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Not sure what the rules are these days but when I took my first driving lessons in cars (I already had a full motorbikers licence) I just booked a "learn to drive in a week course" which cost me £375 in 1988. I just turned up got in a car, got showed around it by the instructor and started driving. At first local and then by the 4th day was driving all over Yorkshire, miles every day.

As far as I know there isn't a test before you start driving, though I could be wrong.

If you can, get yourself a female driving instructor, I did, and found them less macho than annoying men.

can't recommend anyone for you though there must be something online where you can check up pn who is good or bad.

If you do get driving and want to buy a car, your insurance will probably cost more than the car, so you'll have to do some saving up. I would recommend that you go on an "advanced drivers test" which will teach you how to drive ultra safely.

Have fun.
 
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fallen

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Hi Becky,

I've just PMd you some details as I'm about to start driving lessons myself. :cool:
 
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clouds

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Word of mouth recommendations for local driving instructors are usually the best or used to be, they give discounts too for so many first lessons, I passed with a female driving instructor too after four failed attempts previously, no prejudice and each to thier own:) Hope and am sure you and fallen will be on the road soon xx
 
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Taff

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But you do need to get your provisional driving licence first, forms at the post office !!! No test required just paperwork to be filled in.xxx
way hey, good luck all, I really miss being able to drive.
 
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becky_jase

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Thank you all. I have my Provisional Drivers License already. Finding the suitable company is hard. I found one but it's all about the driving instructer's times and days that they have availble for learners. What with my rota, using this company will be difficult. I don't have regular times and days.
 
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Rose19602

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You'll manage Becky.
My sons are students and have funny hours and timetables that change.....their instructor is fine with it.
They give you all the info when you start about how to apply for your practical and online road safety test and you can apply for special consideration if you need it (dyslexia, disability etc.)

I'm a dreadful driver.... could do with going back for more lessons really.
I daydream in the car...not advisable!
x
 
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Hi Becky, some instructors will come to your work place after you finish shift or before you start work and finnish the lesson there, depending on shifts, it puts and extra hour onto your day but can make things easier sometimes x
 
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becky_jase

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Yeah I know. But with this week, the days and times won't really work for me.

I came across one where it costs £103. something for 5 lessons. Not sure if that is a good or bad deal.
 
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That doesn't sound like too bad a deal, not sure what the going rate is now tbh but a lot of instructors used to give more of a discount the more lessons you booked, not set dates and times but they'd try work around what fitted in best. It is very expensive but finding an instructor you feel comfortable with can get you through your test quicker and save money too in the long run, or not because you'll be on the road in no time x
 
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becky_jase

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I do have a company in mind. Will phone and see what deals they have.

Thank you all for your suggestions and opinions.
 
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