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Learning to drive

Learning to Drive WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW STOP THE COST OF LEARNING £34 Provisional driving licence fee Total £1222 Theory test booking fee £25 Driving lessons *Based UK Average of 47 hours of teaching at E24PH £1 128* + Car insurance UK Average for 17-22 year-olds £1,242/yr Passing Your Theory Test The theory test involves 50 multiple choice questions based on the Highway Code and a hazard perception test. ONLINE LEARNING APPS AA theory test DVSA theory test kit 2015 free The OFFICIAL DVSA THEORY TEST KIT FINDING A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR AA Use recognised driving schools RED DRIVINGSCHOOL AA RED BSM BSM Find instructors who are both approved and registered with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency online: PASSING YOUR PRACTICAL: How many hours does it take? On average: 67 hours (47 hours of professional driving training combined with 20 hours of private practice) What does the driving test involve? Reading a number plate from a distance of: for vehicles with for vehicles with a 20m a new-style number plate 20.5m or old-style number plate Show me tell me, such as: 01 Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working? 02 Show me how you would check the brake lights are working on this car? 40 minutes driving ability test 01 Normal stops 02 An angle start 03 A hill start 04 Reversing around a corner 05 Turning in the road 06 Reverse parking 07 10 minutes of independent driving TOP 10 ways of failing the practical test 01 Junctions (observation) 02 Use of mirrors (change direction) 03 Control (steering) 04 Junctions (turning right) 05 Response to signals (traffic lights) 06 Move off (safety) 07 Move off (control) 08 Positioning (normal driving) 09 Reverse park (control) 10 Response to signals (road markings) :WHERE TO BOOK YOUR TEST: FACT QUIETER RURAL AREAS HAVE BETTER PASS RATES THAN BUSIER URBAN ONES BEST AND WORST PLACES TO PASS YOUR TEST (PASS RATE %) Mallaig 68,2% Ballater 69,8% Ballachulish 71,4%| Isle of Skye 72,2% Barra 77,8% Isle of Mull 80% Leeds 36,3% Barrow-in-Furness 68,3% Kendal 70,8% Wednesbury 33.4% Llandrindod Wells 68,1% Kingstanding 35.1% Enfield 36,% South Yardley 32.4% Wood Green 34,2% Belvedere 32.2% Luton 37% Barking 33.3% Wanstead 33.5% IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE PASSING, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! 01 A 28 year old from the London area recorded 107 failed attempts at the car theory test. 02 A 30-year-old man from Peterborough has had 86 unsuccessful attempts. 03 A 41-year-old learner from Birmingham eventually passed on his 80th try DANGERS ON THE ROAD: THREE SOBERING STATISTICS Drivers aged 16-19 are more than twice as likely to die in a crash as drivers aged 40-49. 01 One in four 18-24 year olds crash within two years of passing their driving test. 02 Young male drivers are involved in many more crashes than young female drivers. 03 ENDORSEMENT CODES AND PENALTHY POINTS UNDERSTANDING PENALTY POINTS (ENDORSMENTS) 01 Endorsements stay on your driving record for 4 or 11 years. 02 You can be disqualified from driving if you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of 3 years. 03 Your license will be revoked if you get 6 or more points within 2 years of passing your test. Construction and use offences 3 points Motorway offences 3 points Pedestrian crossings 3 points Traffic direction and signs 3 points Speed limits 3 to 6 points Licence offences 3 to 6 points Disqualified driver 6 points Insurance offences 6 to 8 points Accident offences 5 to 10 points Miscellaneous offences 3 to 11 points Reckless/dangerous driving 3 to 11 points Drug driving 3 to 11 points Drink driving 3 to 11 points Careless driving 3 to 11 points Special code 3 to 11 points SC SELECT CONTRACTS BUSINESS & PERSONAL VEHICLE LEASING Sources

Learning to drive

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Gaining your driving license is a big moment in anyone’s life, and something most teenagers cannot wait to do. But, before you jump in a car or try and book that first test there is much you should ...


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