Here is some quick piece of advice for those of you young ones out there who might be putting off taking driving lessons because you think you have time and there are more important things that you can be spending your time on. Don't wait till you are 50, 40 or even 30 before thinking of learning to drive.
A mum was talking to me about lessons for her 18 year old daughter the other day, the daughter walked up to us and said why should she learn to drive, as she can always take the bus or a cab if necessary! Yes you might not need to drive a car now, but it is easier, will be cheaper and take you less time to get a driving licence the earlier you start.
I have seen parents almost begging thier teenage old children to take lessons that the parents are paying for. Now I know not all of you might be in that situation, but if you can sacrifice some of life's luxuries and gain a life skill that is very useful to have, then by all means do so.
I currently have 3 50 year old women taking lessons with me over the last 18 months, and I can tell you they have not been finding it easy. Apart from the obvious difficulties of not being as sharp and quick learning as those in their prime of life, there are work committments, family pressures and health issues that can always throw spanners in the works and prevent them from being consistent in taking driving tuition.
While many of you might be saying I won't wait that long, my question to you is why put off for tommorrow what can be done today?
Every week I have someone call me up to say they need to pass their driving test urgently because their 2 year old theory test certificate is expiring soon, so before you know it, you are no longer 18, but 28 going on 30, or 40 or approaching 50! Make hay while the sun shines. A good start point will be to apply for your provisional driving licence if you don't already have, for those of you that do, I would suggest getting a copy of DSA's learning to drive book which gives you a complete run down of everything you need to do to pass the driving test (get this book even if you are paying for lessons, not all instructors give you the complete information, some cowboys will delibrately withhold vital small details hoping you fail and take more lessons with them, this DSA guide gives you all the knowledge on what the examiner will be testing you on).
Why not make 2010 the year you learnt to drive and obtained your full british driving licence.
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