SUPERVISING LEARNER DRIVERS in the current pandemic isn’t easy. They need the practice but unless you are over 21, been driving for three years and live in the same household you’re a bit stuffed. Even if you manage to satisfy all those requirements, has to be an essential journey.
Personally I am all in favor of outside practice for Learners in between lessons with a qualified ADI. Even more important if you feel you will struggle with test nerves on the day. In my experience the more natural driving becomes, the easier test day will seem. When you are anxious about learning and have to psyche yourself up for a lesson then the test will take some work!
SUPERVISING LEARNER DRIVERS
If you can get to the point where driving a car becomes as natural as making a cup of tea then you are ready to drive on your own. When you are ready to drive on your own that is when you care ready to take your test.
EVEN DRIVING INSTRUCTORS UNDERSTAND THAT LEARNING TO DRIVE IS EXPENSIVE
Driving lessons are expensive we know. However so is running a car. Driving school cars lose their value quicker than cars just used for social, domestic and pleasure. One look from a car salesman and you know they are going to try and knock another couple of grand off the value because the car has a “past” as they put it!! charming. Given the fact they will have been learners at some point abusing some poor instructors car clearly doesn’t come into it. There are many reasons why lessons are expensive and I will cover those in another post. However the fact remains that when you have long breaks in between lessons you can lose the edge you had to some degree.
Of course any practice needs to be safe and so it’s generally best to do so after at least 15 -20 hours of professional lessons. It’s possible you will end having a couple of extra hours to catch back up with what you may have lost due to lack of practice during lockdown.
Whatever happens NEVER GIVE UP