Friday, 30 June 2017

Learning To Drive And Where To Get Started


Its coming up to a year, since I passed my driving test. I can't believe how quickly the times gone! I thought I'd share how I got started with the learning process, and all the goes alongside it!

Learning to drive can be such a daunting task. Like where do you start?! You have to consider whether you're going to do an intensive course, normal driving lessons, find the cheapest instructor and all that malarkey! And then you've also got your theory test to revise for before you can even think about taking your test. I'm really not selling this am I, hahah. 

But in all seriousness, its so worth it. Doesn't matter whether it takes you years to pass your test, or just months. I managed to pass my theory test within the second month of learning to drive, and passed first time. I can't stress enough how important it is to actually practise for it before you go in. So many people believe you can just wing it, trust me you can't. And if you did, and passed, you're damn lucky. I used a free app to do my practise questions and it worked for me, so if you're on a budget I'd recommend getting a free app!

As for driving lessons themselves, they can be pretty pricey, I'll give you that. I think I paid around £52 for two hours worth of lessons, every other week. It adds up quickly. You just have to search around for prices that are good for you, and also look for an instructor you like, and of course are comfortable with. Pass 'N' Go, actually give out free driving lessons on their Twitter occasionally, so its definitely worth having a look at that if you're finding it hard to fund driving lessons. 

Overall, I couldn't be happier that I learnt to drive when I did. It gives me so much freedom to do what I want, and go where I need to go in my own time. Granted, its not cheap but its totally worth it.

- Lucy

-This post was in collaboration with Pass 'N' Go, however all opinions are my own-
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  1. I would love to learn how to drive but I'm put off by the road tax and insurance that my friend has to pay on her car :o

    franalibi.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Road tax isn't too expensive, well it does depend on the car you have but I pay for mine monthly which is good!

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  2. I put off learning to drive for a full year after my 17th birthday because I was too nervous - now I've passed my test I have realised that I should've just gone for it, like you said it's sooo worth it!

    Maddie x | thatplacecalledhere.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Its so worth doing isn't it - I was super nervous at the beginning as well!

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  3. Ooh - I need to read this post - I've had my learners permit for years and haven't bit the bullet on the next step! But we just bought a new car and I really gotta move on to the next step!

    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. You really should just bite the bullet, its so worth it!

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  4. I started driving lessons as soon as I turned 17, I did quite a few lessons but once I got to reverse parking and around corners I gave up, I was way way too anxious and I started to hate it. I'm nearly 20 now so I feel like I really need to get back into it, but it fills me with dread!

    Courtney | Lashes and Luxe

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    1. There were so many lessons that I had to postpone because of my anxiety, but I just carried on and tried to do it and finally I managed to pass and I'm so happy I did!

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  5. Learning to drive is an important milestone into adulthood I think.
    I had a pretty horrible time of it because I couldn't afford lessons so I had to ask dad to teach me.
    I am a natural driver so after all that it was a pretty easy pass for me.
    Are you a natural driver?
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

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    1. I really think so as well - thats really good to hear it was an easy pass for you! I don't think I am a natural, hence why it took me so long to pass haha!

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  6. such a handy post for people that are finding learning to drive a little tricky - I learnt to drive as soon as I could and I've been driving coming up 5 years now I think, so glad I did it as soon as I could to get it done and out the way xo

    sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think the sooner you get it done, the better really!

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  7. I love this! I couldn't survive really without driving now, it's so essential to just general life. Your lessons were crazy more expensive than mine though! I think I got lucky.

    Katie // wordsbykatie.com

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    1. Thank you - neither could I! Mine were quite expensive, I do think it varies as to where you live but I'm not sure, I just wish it was a bit cheaper haha!

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  8. This was a lovely post to read. I past years ago now, so I can't imagine not being able to drive! It just gives you so much more freedom - especially as I live in the sticks haha x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

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    1. I've only been passed a year and I couldn't imagine not being able to drive either - so much freedom is fab!

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  9. i passed my driving tes almost 5 years ago and i love being able to drive but learning how to drive was just horrible. i hated my instructor.
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    www.elenaisabelle.com

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    1. I love being able to drive too, but yeah the learning process wasn't the best!

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  10. Leaning to drive is one of the best things that I can you can do, I have just upgraded my car and it has made me fall in love with driving all over again!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. Thats so exciting, I hope to get a new car in the near future and I think that'll let me fall in love with driving all over again!

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