How long will it take me to learn to drive?
The Driving Standards Agency statistics state that an average pupil will take 30-35 lessons.
How do I pick a good instructor?
The best way is by recommendation. Alternatively, ask what grade and level of experience the instructor has. The DVSA is now rolling out a new grade system where A is the top and B is just below.
Do I need to pass my theory test before I can start learning to drive?
No, the Driving Standards Agency advises that it is beneficial to start learning to drive before sitting the theory test as your driving instructor will help prepare you for this test.
Can I learn to drive with a relative or friend?
Yes, as long as they have held a full driving licence for over three years and are over 21 years of age, but the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency strongly advises that professional lessons should form part of your driver training.
How long will it take to get a driving test?
In the London area, the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency target is for tests to be available within 6-8 weeks.
How can I reduce my insurance costs once I have passed my driving test?
Many insurance companies recognize the Pass Plus Scheme (short post-test driving course to further improve your driving skills and make you a safer driver) and will offer discounts of up to 30% after successful completion of this course.