How many lessons before you passed your driving test

Discussion in 'transport' started by Sunset Tree, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    The only pulling right I know is when your wheels, tyres or brakes need looking at :confused:
     
  2. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    :D Sorry, we did sat nav instead! Wtf knew that was part of the test :confused:
     
  3. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I didn't see that coming!
    Hope it went well.
     
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  4. Sunset Tree

    Sunset Tree Well-Known Member

    Update: I am booked in for a semi-intensive course, 20 hours over 3 weeks.

    No idea if I'll be ready to pass after that but it seems a decent start. All I can afford for now anyway.

    Much more anxious about this than I thought I'd be. Probably the same anxiety that made me subconsciously put it off for nearly 20 years!
     
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  5. Sunset Tree

    Sunset Tree Well-Known Member

    First lesson was this morning.

    I was driving around on actual roads with other cars. I was learning the basics: moving off and stopping. But was also going round corners, and changing gear (only up to 2nd). I am decent at going round corners. Could be a bit smoother with the accelerating and breaking though. I only stalled once.

    It's hard to co-ordinate all the different things you're doing and was occasionally terrifying (especially when other cars were involved) but I have now officially driven a car. And it wasn't a disaster.
     
  6. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    :thumbs: Well done.

    Whereabouts are you learning?
     
  7. Sunset Tree

    Sunset Tree Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I am learning in Glasgow. For now my lessons are in a quiet leafy residential area with not much traffic.
     
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  8. Spymaster

    Spymaster Trigger

    Good. You'll progress to city driving which will ultimately mean you'll be far less phased at driving in heavy traffic and urban conditions than if you were learning in a rural area.
     
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  9. Sunset Tree

    Sunset Tree Well-Known Member

    Yeah I thought that. Glasgow seems intimidating to drive in, the volume of traffic and complexity of the road systems. But if I learn here I can drive anywhere.
     
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  10. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Intimidating it may be but it won't move fast.
     
  11. Sunset Tree

    Sunset Tree Well-Known Member

    That's true. I always say I don't want to drive at peak times because the traffic is so congested, but at least it's slow, maybe it's not so bad.
     
  12. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

  13. Sunset Tree

    Sunset Tree Well-Known Member

    How did you manage to pass after two lessons? I technically had two lessons today (a double lesson) and can barely do anything.
     
  14. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    I think I had 20 when I was 18 then another 20 about 10 years later but I probably could have got away with less than that.
     
  15. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    1 lesson and one on the morning of my test, which wasn't a lesson, it was the hire of the instructor's car.
     
  16. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    I drove with no papers for years. Then had two lessons and passed.
     

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