Huddersfield is literally surrounded by main roads, linking you to M62 and for a further drive the M1. With farm land and nature parks you can always rely on taking a scenic route. Driving a car takes great skill and once you are off on your own it’s a proud moment and a real thrill!
Driving lessons give you not only the information you need to know how to manoeuvre a car, but how to be safe on the roads, how to read road signs, how to manoeuvre yourself out of sticky situations and well, let the instructor tell you the rest, there really is a lot to it!
What do I need to do to pass my test?
Passing your test is your main objective; it’s why you learn to drive, but focus on each step separately. The first step you must take is apply for your provisional licence, once you have done this you can book your driving lessons, the first test that you will need to pass is the theory test (a multiple-choice exam assessing you on your road knowledge) this can be practiced with the instructor and online, there are also books and DVD’s you can buy for help. Once your theory is passed you can then book your practical test being as you and your instructor agree you are at test standard.
How many hours will I need before being test-ready?
Every individual is different depending on their own ability; it can take between 15-40+ hours of professional practice for a person to be at test standard. Remember this is not something you can rush, but the instructors will help you through at a comfortable pace for you.
How do I book?
To book your first lesson simply follow this link; http://www.drivinglesson.com/book-driving-lessons-online.asp and within no time one of our instructors will make contact with you and get your first lesson booked in! Or call us on 08001075724.
How do I pay?
You can pre-pay for your driving lessons and get your lessons for £1 cheaper; you can do this by calling up or you can do it online, OR pay on the day to the instructor which will cost you £1 extra per hour.
To be able to learn with a friend or family member you will need to be insured on their car. If you are with a driving instructor, don’t worry as their insurance will cover you!
Full licence holder insurance
If you had learner insurance, it will have to then be upgraded when you pass your test, expect this to cost you a considerable amount more. Every driver must have insurance as this covers you for any accidents or incidents you are involved in.
How to help cut costs
Generally driving as a new driver comes pretty costly, insurance for new drivers are more likely to be paying more than an older, more experienced driver. BUT there are ways of getting around this;
Compare sites – be sure to check on compare sites to find yourself a cheap deal that suits you!
Black box – some insurance providers offer installation of a black-box which tracks your driving and measures your score, the better you drive the more points you get, this ensures your insurance to come down a considerable amount.
How to book – To book your practical driving test go to https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test. Remember this can only be booked once you have passed your theory test.
When to book – Only book your test if your instructor believes you are at the correct standard and check the best dates that the instructor can do. Remember, it takes some people 40 hours or more to be at test standard.
Mock tests – Your instructor will be able to take mock tests with you to give you a feel for how the test will pan out. This will help prepare you for the exam.
Find a sooner test – You can pay £15 to us to be put on a cancellation finder which will send you text messages with sooner dates to the one you already have booked in, simply reply within a certain time-frame with the reply they give and it automatically changes your test for you.
Struggling to pass?
If you are struggling to pass your practical test, here are a couple of things you can try;
· Take mock driving tests to assess the faults that your instructor picks up.
· Choose a good time of day to book the test; the instructor will be able to help you with this.
· If you are failing at the same test centre see if your instructor can take you to a different driving one and give that one a go, as you may prefer the routes.
Take this quiz before going on your next test;
Your nearest test location
If you want your test from an area outside of Huddersfield follow this link to find the closest one http://www.dft.gov.uk/fyn/practical.php.
Are you allowed to drive?
To start your driving lessons, you need to be 17 years of age or older, there is no maximum age limit. Once a driver reaches the age of 70, they have to renew their driving licence and every three years after that.
REMEMBER! You must have a valid provisional driving licence before you can learn.
The DVLA need to be informed of any medical conditions you may have. You can be fined up to £1000 if you do not let them know this information.
See the health impairments or problems that can affect your driving by following this link; https://www.gov.uk/health-conditions-and-driving.
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Areas we cover in Huddersfield
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