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SystemSystem Posts: 8,596 Community Managers
hi im going to start driving soon i was just wondering is it difficult and how many lessons did u all have b4 the test?
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angel
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey Angel babe, well I had to break off my driving lessons due to lack of funds but everyone tends to progress at different speeds depending on confidence, quality of driving school/instructor etc. not sure you can put a set time on it but enjoy it ok, its a laugh, who are you with, (driving school) and good luck
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    it took me over a year, but thats cos I kept on stopping and starting. But I still managed to pass first time with only 10 minor faults!

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey, like they said it varies from person to person. A couple of useful articles for you here:
    http://www.thesite.org/legal/learning_to_drive.html
    http://www.thesite.org/legal/driving_laws_explained.html

    Good Luck
    Susie <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thanx everyone im worried about running out of money i havent got a clue what driving school but thanx anyway how much is the average price.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I started with BSM and moved when my driving Instructor did, average is about 19.50 an hour
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I pay £16 per hour. During the summer i had two lessons a week but had to cut down to one once i started back at college. I alternate the payment each week between me and my mum.
    As for driving i love it! I agree with what Dark Knight said different people progress at differemt speeds.
    Had a lesson to today infact. Burst a football that shot out into the road in front of me and almost hit a Pheasant! Pesky birds!
    I've had about 21 lessons, past my theroy and i put in for my test last week. So i should get my test in before xmas (fingers crossed i pass). Just a little more practice and i should be fine me thinks.
    Above just be calm and try not to rush things. Happy Motoring!

    [This message has been edited by Dan_the_man (edited 05-11-2001).]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm having driving lessons at the moment. I rang loads of places and found the average was £15/£16 an hour but thats in my area. The most expensive I found was BSM and AA driving instructors.

    I've had about ten lessons now and I think its really hard! I go through phases with my driving where I like it and then I absolutely dread my lesson. I do want to learn though so I'm gonna have to put up with it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I haven't had ne proper lessons yet but my Mum has taken me out a few times.

    I've been foning round 4 quotes on the cost of lessons & in my area i've found its between £17-£22 an hr!! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/eek.gif"&gt;

    But the costs are different depending on where u live, like house prices.

    Just gotta book sum now! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    good luck dan the man in your test hope u pass u might be able to give a few tips then! thanks everyone!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lessons in space are £15 at most. My instructor was charging me £12, but that's cos I knew him
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i took about 25 lessons before i passed, at about 17£ per lesson, but when i did pass it was 1st time. i found it really difficult - i didnt get the hang of the clutch for about 5 lessons, and even then i was pretty shaky. but hey, if i can pass..... <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    good luck dan_the_man

    as they say, its all about attitude.

    "we have intercourse in every direction" - Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto (honest!!)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cheers to angel babe and dazed_dan for the encouragement! I'll let you all know if i pass or not.
    I'm planning to keep the date secret so i will avoid people i know wishing me good luck. It will take abit of the pressure off i hope.

    [This message has been edited by Dan_the_man (edited 06-11-2001).]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    like a teacher said 2 me b4 my exams if u need luck then u obviously have not prepared but a little luck does not do any harm so i hope everything goes well im sure it will just focus on the road ahead! no honest im sure u will be fine!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Dan_the_man:
    Burst a football that shot out into the road in front of me and almost hit a Pheasant! Pesky birds!

    i actually hit a pigeon during a mock test. must have taken its head clean off, coz i was doin about 50mph. stupid bloody animal. felt pretty ill afterwards, coz there was just this ex-pigeon in the road as i looked in my mirror.

    even worse, a friend of mine's brother nearly ran in to an old lady during his real test. he had to do an impromptu emergency stop as she stumbled off the pavement towards him. luckily it was at the end of his test, coz it really freaked him out. he still passed though!

    "we have intercourse in every direction" - Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto (honest!!)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by dazed_dan:
    i actually hit a pigeon during a mock test. must have taken its head clean off, coz i was doin about 50mph. stupid bloody animal.

    Good, sorry I fuckin hate pigeons! Evil things!


    Now, have a big toke on this South African drugs-reefer-style spliff doobie.
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    Originally posted by dazed_dan:
    i actually hit a pigeon during a mock test. must have taken its head clean off, coz i was doin about 50mph. stupid bloody animal. felt pretty ill afterwards, coz there was just this ex-pigeon in the road as i looked in my mirror.

    lmao! sorry, that made me laugh, but it is a bit sick <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt; i think ill keep out the way of truro, i dont want to be hit by any ex-pigeons after they've gone 3 rounds with dazed dan in a car!!

    Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I needed about 25 lessons and i passed first time. And my lessons were only £14! once you've got the hang of it everything comes naturally now i have my own car and love it!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    WEll ive had 16 lessons so far and its going ok. Hope to be trying for the test by between the 25th and 30th.

    The lessons cost £16 here in hereford which isn't too bad i guess.

    its not illegal til u get caught <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/mica/monkbum.gif"&gt;
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