Learning to drive is an exciting time for anyone, but to make sure you’re fully prepared, there are a few things you need to have in order before you start your lessons.
A provisional licence
Before you can begin learning to drive, you need to get your provisional licence. You can apply from three months prior to your seventeenth birthday and the licence costs £50. A provisional license is also needed to take your theory test.
Upon passing your test, your provisional licence will be replaced with a full driving licence.
The necessary money saved up
If you have the money to pay for your lessons prior to embarking on the learning process, you can be confident that you will always have access to the money to pay for your next lesson.
This means that you can continue with your lessons at a time to suit you, without waiting to save the money and experiencing large breaks between lessons which could possibly set your progress back.
Time to commit to your lessons
Learning to drive requires a significant amount of your time. Make sure that you have the time to fit in an hour’s lesson around your schedule. If you find you don’t have the time, you can always apply for an intensive course which you can often fit in over a weekend – Wimbledon Driving School offer 12, 24 and 36 hour intensive courses.
A good instructor you can rely on
It’s incredibly important to feel comfortable and safe when learning to drive, alongside an instructor you trust. Learning to drive can be daunting, but by ensuring you choose a great instructor, you can make the process as comfortable as possible.
At Wimbledon Driving School, we have driving instructors with the top teaching qualifications. This way, you can always be sure that you’re receiving tuition from someone who really knows what they’re talking about.