Practice always makes perfect, so when your driving instructor thinks you are ready, why not get more practice with family members or a friend.
Please Note:- Learners who are driving a car must hold a valid provisional licence. They must be supervised by someone at least 21 years old who holds a full driving licence and has held one for at least three years.
You will need insurance to drive a vehicle. No car insurance? NO DRIVING. It is a criminal offence to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle without car insurance so don’t leave home without it. If someone teaching you states you are insured to drive then it is your responsibility to check!
You can now have an Insurance policy were you can drive almost any car, when you need it, from as short as a week.
Drive your parents, grandparents, friends or relatives car without any risk to their insurance. Just take out a policy for each vehicle when you need it. More Information
It’s important to plan practice sessions. Decide where you want to go and what you are going to do before setting out on the driving lesson. Take some care in selecting a suitable area. A large deserted car park is ideal for the initial sessions because it allows the beginner to concentrate fully on the feel of the controls and the response of the car.
For the initial road lessons please find the quietest roads possible. Your family/friend will learn the correct road and traffic procedures from the professional instructor. Your job will be to provide good feedback while he practices these procedures.
Accurate lane driving and positioning for turns, good signal timing, and good road sense are the basic ingredients for passing the government road test. These will be learned more effectively by driving around the block with somebody who provides good feedback than by hours of random driving on dual carriage ways or streets. On the other hand, a co-driver who allows the novice driver to get away with faults or who provides poor feedback may hold back the learning process considerably.