frequently asked questions
How long is it going to take me to learn to drive?
It's one of those questions that has no actual answer. You can however look at some averages to give you a sense of what it takes. The DVSA state an average of 45hrs of tuition with 20hrs of private practise, so 65hrs on the road to be test ready. But if you've driven before, rode bikes, maybe even horses or tractors this will give you a leg-up on those numbers as you have some prior knowledge already of being on the road or using vehicles. We wont know how long it will take you to learn to drive until it's done, so its probably best to focus on the learning and less time worrying about how long it will take. You'll get there quicker that way i'm sure.
What do i need to bring with me to the first lesson?
Not much really, you should always bring your provisional license to each appointment anyway, but if you wear glasses/contacts make sure you have them. Also good comfortable footwear is a must. Avoid chunky soles as you wont feel the pedals as well. Try to bring a smile with you too, can't hurt eh!
What if i can't make it and have to cancel my lesson?
Life has a habit of getting in the way of our best plans. You'll get a text from me 48hrs before each appointment, if you know you can't make it try to let me know then. At the very least please try to give me at least an hours notice, just call or send a text is fine and don't worry.
Will I have to pass the Theory Test first before starting lessons.
Not really although it can't hurt as you will have already built up some great knowledge.
Why do you not do intensive courses?
Well, most of my working week is with students who do a weekly lesson so fitting in an intensive course is the main reason. There are times of the year though, especially in the winter where i might be able to accomodate it so it's worth getting in touch and asking, what have you got to lose?