When can I start driving lessons Liverpool is a question all teenagers ask sooner or later, firstly, when you are sure you are ready. It is vital that you have enough funds to complete your driving course. There is little point in taking a few driving lessons ad hoc. Even taking 10 driving lessons and then giving up because you cannot afford to continue is pointless. Make sure you save up enough money to continue to learn to drive until you are ready to pass your driving test. So do not waste your hard earned cash, save up then invest in your future as a safe and skilled driver.
Deal Hopping Will get you Nowhere.
With lots of start up deals on the market to choose from, you would think it is easy to learn to drive by going from start up deal to start up deal. However, you will be taking two steps forward and one step back in the long run, and it will be difficult to retain the information from lots of different driving instructors. If you take advantage of a start up deal and you find the instructor matches your learning style and you feel you have made some great progress stay with them! It will be worth it in the end.
Change your Driving Instructor.
Having written the paragraph above, we felt it was only fair to put in a word of warning! If you do not feel comfortable with a driving instructor, or you feel you are not making progress, change! If your instructor is part of a driving school, like Insight 2 Drive, then phone the driving school to voice your concerns. They will help you. It also allows the driving school to help the driving instructor with any training they may need. If you are with a ‘one man band’ then your only option is to simply change driving instructors.
When Can I Start Driving Lessons :
To start your driving lessons on the public road you must have a signed Provisional Driving Licence for category B, and be at least 17 years old. (16 if you are receiving disability living allowance at the higher rate.) You can apply for your driving licence 3 months before your 17th birthday, but you cannot drive on the public roads or take your theory test until your birthday. You must be able to read an old-style number plate in good daylight from a distance of 20.5 metres (that’s 67 feet, or about five car lengths). The distance for the new- style number plates introduced in September 2001 is 20 metres (66 feet). You must be healthy and free from drink and drugs.
Who can teach you to drive?
Anyone can give you driving lessons but they must be over 21 years old and have held, and still hold, a full UK driving licence for at least 3 years. The car you learn to drive in must be insured for you to drive it as a provisional licence holder.
Local Merseyside Driving Instructor was so fed up with learners wanting the cheapest driving lesson possible she made a 3 part film on how not to give a lesson. Driving instructors who are charging less and less per hour are simply not making a profit and any business that does not make a profit will go under. So how are these instructors doing it? They must simply be working long hours or cutting corners. Kathy runs Insight 2 Drive a school with 10 instructors all trying to make a decent living while giving a professional service, however it is becoming harder and harder as the public simply do not know what a driving lesson is and the fact they are not all the same, buying a lesson is not the same as buying a bag of sugar. Kathy said “if only people could see exactly what they are getting for their money, they would know it is more cost effective to simply pay professional prices for a professional instructor who will do the job properly and first time. She also said learning to drive is a life skill and should be done properly as it could turn out to be a live saving skill. Parents will invest lots of money for piano lessons, university education, parties, but want to pay as little as possible for lesson in the very thing that could end their lives if not done properly” Kathy is one of the most qualified instructors in the country and has put a lot of time and effort keeping herself up to date with current thinking and training styles. She is also the secretary of the IMTD (Institute of Master Tutors of Driving. She has been in the industry over 13 years and started teaching learners back in 1999 and charged £15 per hour for ‘mates rates’ the normal price was £18, fuel was around 65p per litre. Today there are instructors charging less than £15 per hour with fuel costing over twice as much, insurance, car prices and everything else going up! So how can these instructors make ends meet? Learners think they are getting good value for money but in reality they are being short changed, by instructors having to spend as long as possible at the side of the road, not using fuel and or working lengthy hours raising the questions on fatigue and job satisfaction. Does the person on lesson 10 on that day get the same service they one on lesson 1 got? Kathy has produced a 3 part film which is available on you tube to highlight what a bad lesson would go like. The film is meant to be fun and very much tongue in cheek, the improvised script was taken from feedback given by learners who have had bad experiences during lessons. So please consider what the real cost of cheap driving lessons. You may be paying less per hour but the overall cost could well be greater. If the training has been focused on a simple test pass instead of equipping the person to drive in the real world then it could result in a very costly post test pass crash. You can view the short films here. For more information and comments contact Kathy Higgins on 07748 303545 or Kathy.email@example.com