How many driving lessons will I need before taking a test?
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“Those who pass their driving test have had, on average, about 45 hours of professional training combined with 22 hours of private practice. Learners who prepare this way, with a combination of plenty of professional training and plenty of practice, do better in the test.” DSA quote.
There is no set amount of hours that someone will require towards their driving test. There are lots of factors to take into account:
Age: Older learners generally have more hours to learn new skills.
Experience: It takes a while to build up road time, but those who have ridden motor bikes for example, will be at an advantage to those that have not.
Vehicle Skills: If someone has never operated any mechanical devices, they will need time to learn and co-ordinate all the controls.
Confidence: For everyone driving on the road is different, it may take some longer than others to be comfortable driving.
Co-ordination: Some find using all the controls, thinking, judging, assessing and deciding on the roads comfortable after a short time, but for others this make take a little longer.
Practice: For those who have a private car to practice in outside of lessons, this will allow skills to develop quicker, so less lessons may be required. Each learner will develop at a different rate, so the amount of tuition will vary for each individual. As a general rule, new learners will need approximately 2½-3 hours for each year of their age, as well as 22+ hours private practice outside normal driving lessons. Remember that the aim of lessons is to learn to drive safely and positively, so driving tests can be comfortably passed. To you can judge yourself when your hours before a test are correct, when you can drive independently through all types of roads and junctions, and complete all your test exercises smoothly and with good observations.
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