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In the UK on average it takes people 47 hours of lessons to pass their driving test, and if you’re not practising outside of your lessons, it will increase dramatically. It means you spend the best part of two days, at least, in a close environment whilst someone is teaching you to drive.Essentially you are learning to drive by trial and error, learning a range of movements and concentration; you focus on driving straight and not crashing whilst subconsciously remembering to change gear, find the biting point and mirror, signal, manoeuvre.Learning to drive can be a long, arduous and costly process and can leave pupils disillusioned over their driving ability. Many people cite monotonous lessons with their instructor seemingly not bothered about putting in for a practical or theory test. This affects the pupil’s nerves, and self-confidence.The thing is learning to drive is not an exact science; people develop at different rates and nerves and self-confidence can play a major role in a pupil’s development. Therefore, you can’t have a standardised driving lesson format because people develop at different speeds.The driving instructor has to be vigilant and quick to assess a pupil’s strengths and weaknesses, and devise their future lessons around their progression. Pigeon holing someone into a preconceived lesson plan will benefit a minority whilst suffocating the majority.

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