Thinking of Learning to Drive in Manchester?
Learning to drive and obtaining a driving license is probably one of the most useful things to have and important skills you can learn . Many learner drivers take on this task with their driving instructors each and every year, building up their experience, confidence and gaining valuable knowledge so that they can finally pass their theory and practical driving tests. Lessons are not as easy as some would think. According to the DVSA the average learner driver in the UK taking a manual car test needs around 45 hours of professional tuition from a driving instructor and around 22 hours of private practice with a friend or family member. It involves a good deal of commitment of time, effort and money to learn to drive, so finding the right driving instructor is key and finding a good instructor will insure to your success.
Before you decide to start learning, here are few things that you need to take into account:
First and foremost,, you need to be over the age of 17 in the UK and have a valid provisional driving licence. No driving instructor will be able to teach you with out this. The good news is that you can apply for your provisional licence online here
You also need to have good eyesight with or without glasses – this means you need be able to read a car licence plate at the distance of 20 metres . This means you need be able to read a car licence plate at the distance of 20 metres .
Most people employ the services of a qualified driving instructor to teach them. If you are wanting to be being thought by a friend or family member, they need to be over the age of 21 and have held a full UK drivers license for the past 3 years or more.
Any car that you are learning in needs to display clear L plates so that you are clearly visible to drivers and other roads users . You should, of course, make sure that the car also has a valid MOT, is taxed and up to date and you are insured to drive it!. You will also need a rear view mirror for the person teaching you. And for your examiner on the day of the test, without this your test may be refused.
There are numerous qualities you need to bring to the process of learning to drive some people are naturals and pick driving up quickly others struggle so you need to be being diligent and focused on your driving lessons, , making sure, for example, that you pay attention to the traffic around you and understanding that you have to show patience and be conscious and aware of other road