Learning to drive in Halifax
Learning to drive is a great life skill to have, not always everyone’s cup of tea but a great deal of people are eager on learning to drive as soon as they turn 17. When learning to drive it requires a great amount of practice and determination, it may be difficult but that’s what we are here for!
It can be hard finding the right school for you, not to worry though because you can stop looking. We at drivinglesson.com know we are going to be the right school to send you on the right road to pass your test.
The stages of learning to drive
Getting your provisional licence – the first stage of learning to drive is getting the very important provisional licence, for those who don’t know, your provisional licence is a driving licence which gives you permission to drive on the roads excluding motorways with supervision which can either be a driving instructor or an adult over the age of 21 who has held a licence for a minimum of 3 years.
Passing your theory test – Your theory test is a test which you take which shows that you know what the meaning of road signs are, aware of the highway code and can show all the knowledge needed to be allowed onto the road. This can be taken before you start lessons or alongside, but you must have passed by the time you take your practical test.
Booking your first driving lesson – Your next step to take it is to book in that very first lesson, this is where we come in! All you need to do is give us a call or fill in one of our online booking forms and we will get an instructor to contact you the same day. You also get a choice to both pay online or to pay over the phone or you can even pay in cash on the day. This gives you that flexibility to decide what’s best for you, our instructor will also try to book you in for the best times and days that are most convenient for you.
The test – Depending on you as a person, you could pass within a couple of months or you could take a year or so. Everyone is different, but you will get there in the end. Your instructor will know once you’re at test standard! When you are you shall book in your test using the government website, then on the day you and the instructor shall attend the test which will consist of a few things that you’ll be doing.
A sights test – The sight test is just to check your vision is at the correct standard, this is to ensure that you can read number plates, signs and that you can see things at a good standard. If you are unable to see to the correct standard, then you will be unable to take your test until you have visited an optician.
Show me, tell me – Show me tell me is something that you shall learn with your instructor, this is where the examiner will ask you to show them how to do something in the car and tell you if you know how to use something. An example is:
When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d operate the horn? Or Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
The drive – The drive is around 40 minutes and you will have to listen to various instructions given by the instructor and show that you have what it takes to be on the road permanently.
Independent Drive – The independent drive is around 20 minutes of independent driving without instructions, this may include around 10 minutes of following directions on a Sat-Nav.
- < > – At the end of the test you will then be told by the instructor if you have passed your test of failed. If you have passed, then you are officially road ready! If you want to further your driving, then you can always do a pass plus course. If you fail which could be the case, then not to worry! It does happen and all you need to do is keep practicing using the feedback given by the examiner and try again once you’re ready to do so. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/horrific-footage-moment-dad-sees-7452975
Another article about Debbie, a mother of 3 who was killed by a drunk driver when on a walk with her husband and 3 sons.
On a positive note, learning with us will ensure that you get the correct training and that you know that you will be the best you can be on the road. That you will protect yourself and fellow drivers and passengers.
Be the best you can be and learn with us at drivinglesson.com
If you would like more information, then please call on 08001075724 or message us on our chat or you can even put in an enquiry so we can call you back!
HAPPY AND SAFE DRIVING 😊 – the drivinglesson.com team
Areas we cover in Halifax:
HALIFAX TOWN CENTRE