How Many Driving Lessons Do I Need?
This is a question many young drivers ask themselves as they begin to learn how to drive. Driving instructors are often asked this question on either the first or second driving lesson simply because the pupil would like to save as much money as possible and to pass their driving test quicker.
However, it’s important to understand that every pupil learns at different speeds. As each pupil is different, each one will take different time scales to get to a test standard. Any driving instructor worth their salt will refrain from giving you an exact figure simply because you can’t.
Our advice? Any driving instructor that says “I’ll have you passed in 8-weeks” or says “I reckon you will be fine with 10-hours of driving” is worth avoiding.
On average it takes a new driver (someone with absolutely no experience) approximately 40-hours and 20-hours of private tuition with a friend or family member. However, just as I have mentioned above, this figure is not set in stone and can be shorter or longer, depending on how quickly you take to driving.
For example, a pupil recently learnt how to drive by taking their driving lessons in Chelmsford and successfully passed with just 22-hours of driving lessons with a qualified instructor.
However, another pupil who was taking their driving lessons in London needed a little more time to get to test standard, accumulating 43-hours of driving lessons before successfully passing.
Both of these students, where of similar ages and ability when they first started to drive too. This simply shows that everyone is different. You shouldn’t put any unnecessary pressure on yourself when learning. Try to learn at your own pace and regularly communicate with your driving instructor.
They will be able to guide you and offer useful pieces of advice and resources to help you feel more confident in your driving.