Discussion in 'General' started by Miffers, 2 Mar 2010.
Passed my driving test today 3 minors first time
please mind the sidewalks
good luck/be safe and try not to get into any accidents
Congrats! Now enjoy getting stuck behind all the old biffers that live in Eastbourne.
Srsly though, be careful out there, it's very easy to get carried away by not having an instructor spoiling all the fun.
congrats on learning how to drive like a government lemon, now you get to learn for real.
srsly though, its a real trial by fire on your own.
Congrats - don't end up crashing into a tree like most.... take it easy.
I'm still learning every time I drive and I passed 6 years ago.
yep, the real learning curve is very long. Unfortunately however it depends on your potential. There are people who stopped learning right after they (somehow) passed the exam. I hope for the sake of everyone in the UK that you are not one of them
Keep safe out there!
Congrats. Now bend over for your first insurance premium
No sidewalks for a few thousand miles, he should be ok
Real driving is much more fluid and random, enjoy learning!
Aaha Cheers Guys Been looking for quotes I've got a 1985 mini nice little car. Best quote so far is Your Quote:£1241.00 from Aviva Worst.. Direct Line £2301.
Look at doing the pass plus to get cheaper insurance & more experience. Also consider joining the IAM & joining the local group.
From what I found pass plus doesn't really give you that much of a discount. Certainly not enough to cover the extra costs.
My brother did pass plus once he passed his test & saved about 30% on his insurance.
Maybe he was lucky
Congrats. From what I have heard the passplus doesn't pay for itself. But I would probably have taken it myself if my instructor had done it and my money hadn't dried up.
Would be a nice boost to your confidence and experience right away. Though in some people it could make them very complacent about their ability on motorways, at night etc. I think being a little bit scared helps you to pay attention and learn better.
I learnt over winter and covered everything (and more, in fact) except motorway driving, I had a "lesson" on motorway driving on the way back home from my test.
YMMV I suppose, but the maximum saving I was quoted was about £100, on an £1800 policy.
Those insurance quote's are insane !! I'm so glad I passed my test about 38 year's ago I get pissed if I'm quoted more than £200 for full comp.
But well done for passing all you need now is to build up your no claims.
I learnt over the winter as well, and was fortunate enough to have a lesson in the snow. I think that single lesson gave me 10 times more experience in car control than any normal lesson could ever do. A lot of my friends, who learnt in the summer were just completely at a loss when all the snow came down this year.
£100 on £1800 seems hardly worth it. I bet it wouldn't even be £50 cheaper when you insure the year after either.
A minor stroke of thread derailment, so I will say congrats again. Congrats!
Just remember: You still don't know how to drive properly. The license only enable you to practice on your own.
Pass plus might not pay for itself in a single year but you are going to be buying more than one years insurance right?
I forget the exact figure but something like 70% of drivers make a claim in their first year of driving, that's why your premium is so high so be careful out there.
From where I've been quoted the pass plus doesn't pay for itself. However.. the motorway driving is something I will need to be doing shortly. I may ask my dad to come with me on a journey but I can't imagine him keeping calm.
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