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Motors Driving Lessons.

Discussion in 'General' started by tkh, 28 Jun 2006.

  1. tkh

    tkh Minimodder

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    I have just come back from my third driving lesson and i am really enjoying it. Today I did roundabouts and traffic lights. I was just wondering how many lessons it took you guys to pass your test and weather you passed first time. I have 20 lessons booked. I hope I wont need much more than that.
     
  2. yatesy

    yatesy What's a Dremel?

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    16 Lessons, Passed first time :D

    Nearly 2 months on, and driving is still great fun...

    Yatesy
     
  3. tkh

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    Great, hope I can pass in the same ammount of time. Lol I stalled the car at a small roundabout today, needless to say I didnt get any looks of praise from the other cars.
     
  4. exavier412

    exavier412 What's a Dremel?

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    man. i'm from the US. i had 3 driving lessons of 2 hours each. thats it.

    funny how different things are. and i'm sure you guys dont have as many idiot drivers as we do.
     
  5. tkh

    tkh Minimodder

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    I wouldnt be too shure about the idiot drivers lol. Dont all americans learn to drive in an automatic though?
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Yup, and AFAIK, US tests are simpler. (Although it's not necessarily true of course, no offence to yanks if I'm wrong.)

    I had about 3 months of lessons on-and-off (had plenty of breaks, was waiting for my practical to come), passed first time. Seems like such a while ago, even though it was only 2 years ago. Who are you learning with? I've found some companies can be better than others for getting you to be a good driver, not just to pass a test, that's the easy bit. I was with the AA and I'd say I'm a pretty good driver, certainly better than most.
     
  7. tkh

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    Im learning with a local company. My mum knows the guy and he is very helpful, and also cheap lol
     
  8. olly_lewis

    olly_lewis What's a Dremel?

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    Im still learning and at the moment I have has around 14 lessons and I probably need about or 6 more over the next few weeks until I am confident of taking the test and passing, I started about 5 months ago and I have 1, 1 hour lesson per week, its pretty cheap and my instructor is a pretty god one...
     
  9. Freedom

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    we have the strictist driving test of the hole of europe i know that much i got to 20 or 21 hour cant quite rember nealy ready to do my test but teh cost of uni soon put that onto the back burner loved driving though cant wait to start learning again.
     
  10. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    I took lessons on and off over the course of a year or so (maybe 16 lessons or so). Passed first time.

    What do you guys mean the US test is easier? Here in Brooklyn, many people fail their first attempt. When parallel parking, if you hit the curb, BAM it's an automatic failure.
     
  11. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    I've forgotten how many lessons I had, I think it was about 20. I also passed my test first time.

    The key is being confident and enjoying it. If you look at the test as an exam you'll get stressed and find it harder to concentrate properly. When you come to take your test just think of it as a way to show off to someone how safely and smoothly you can drive and what you've learnt from your instructor.

    You say you're enjoying the lessons which is a good thing, most people who don't enjoy them or find them scary take a long time to pass and end up poor drivers in my experience ;)
     
  12. Freedom

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    same ere with the parrel park. but as well as have the prac we have a theory which includes a video clips where you have to point out the dangors(click when you see it) The DVLA(the peeps incharge of motring stuff) say that our average frist time pass rate is 40%.
     
  13. ajack

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    14 lessons and passed first time. Was insured on my parents' car though at the time so was tootling about in that too.
     
  14. eek

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    o0o 20hours for most people on here then?

    I thought the UK average was aroud 40?

    Either way, I took about 35. Had tests after about 15, 25 and (obvisouly) 35 hours, should have really passed on the first and second times but I always get nervous when being tested for some reason. To make it worse I had the same test guy all 3 times!
     
  15. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    Well I was under the impression that we were talking about private lessons. If you take lessons through the school system, there's a lot more sitting down listening and not driving lesson time.
     
  16. ajack

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    We don't do driving at school in the UK so I assume everyone is talking about private lessons.
     
  17. eek

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    yeah the closest we have to school when it comes to driving is learning the highway code - although seeing as most of it is common sense it is fairly straight forward to pass the theory side of it without the need for hours of study!

    I assumed we were talking about private lessons. I wasn't on my parents insurance/didn't have my own car so my 35hours is all the driving I did before passing my test. I didn't drive again for nearly 5 years before starting again about 2 weeks ago!
     
  18. JCG

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    38 hours and counting :D, well I already passed my theorie exame, and today I'll hear when I can do the actual driving exame.
     
  19. planki

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    i had 27 one hour lessons and i passed first time :D
     
  20. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Just a quick note to those who are reading this thread and thinking "I should start learning to drive". Take 2 hour lessons at a time - it gives you more chance to learn things (imagine school lessons, you do disproportionately more work in an hour than a 30 minute one). This applies especially during the beginning of your tutilage as most likely you'll need to drive to somewhere quiet to learn. :)
     
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