Some people get put off learning to drive as they think it has to take them months before they pass. Heck, there are even some stories of people taking years before they make it onto the roads. However, this doesn’t have to be the case as you can pass in a matter of weeks with the right tips at hand:
Book Your Theory Immediately
The biggest mistake people make when learning to drive is they leave it too late to book their theory. They’ll have lessons for a few months and then decide it’s time to book their theory. In most cases, they’ll have to wait a few weeks before an open theory test slot is available. So, this just pushes things back further. What you should do is book your theory as soon as you start thinking about driving lessons. Then, you have a date set and can pass your theory as early as possible into your lessons. As a result, it’s one less thing to worry about, and you have plenty of time to re-book it if you fail. Remember, you can’t take your practical test unless you’ve passed your theory! So, take your theory too late, and fail, and you’ll just keep on pushing back the date for your practical test, meaning you have to wait longer to pass.
When most people start their driving lessons, they go down the conventional route of booking a block of lessons that span over a few months. Typically, people will get one or two hours of driving booked in a week, and the average amount of hours needed to pass is somewhere in the forty region. So, you could be looking at spending half the year trying to pass your test in a conventional manner. Which is why you should think about taking a different approach and going on an intensive driving school course instead. Courses like this are designed to make you spend hours in a day learning how to drive. It’s very intense, but the reward is that you condense your driving lessons into the space of a few weeks instead of a few months. Naturally, you’ll spend more time in a car at one time, which also helps you get more accustomed to driving than spending two hours a week in a car.
Drive Everywhere With Your Parents
Finally, if your parents have cars, then you have to take advantage of this. Slap some L plates on their car, and you can drive it around with them in the passenger seat. So, if you ever need a lift somewhere, you can drive yourself instead of them driving you. The benefit of this is that you spend a lot of your spare time getting in some valuable driving experience. You hone your skills and get better at being behind the wheel. This then translates into your lessons where you won’t have to spend as much time on general driving skills and the instructor can focus on technical elements instead.
Now, this is where the fun begins, as you can start thinking about buying your first car after you’ve passed your test! Follow these tips, and you’ll be on the roads in a matter of weeks.