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Learning to drive next year

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
I am 17 next year and have heard rumours that a ban will bought in, in april where you have to be 18 to drive. Has anyone else hear of this?
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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banned#1
Ive heard rumours, but honstly thought it was a lot higher than 18 and also that insurers are gunna start increasing their minimum age to take out a policy with them.
#2
i've not heard anything about this i got some driving license application forms for my bro last week and it didnt have anything in there about the changes of age maybe just a rumour x
banned#4
There was some talk of this a while ago but I think that's all it was......talk. According to reports today they are trying to bring in a zero alcohol limit for drivers aged between 17 and 21 to cut down on accident fatalities. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7505018.stm
#5
Doubt you have anything to worry about. There would be some kind of x year warning before it changed and as far as I know nothing factual was decided.
#7
My son has just turned 17 so have been watching carefully. Last year someone tried to put this thru parliament but it got nowhere as they cannot agree......so for now nothing has changed.
#8
I'd ignore it really, that rumour was floating about when my sister started to drive around 8 years ago or around that. Also when i started to drive which was over 3 years ago. Best tip as soon as your 17 do ya driving and pass get it out of the way. Thats wat i did. Try get lessons on your birthday,
#9
You're just going to have to take it as it comes really, if it changes it changes so there's little you can do. As most people have mentioned I've heard this for years and haven't seen anything concrete which is an inidcation it will change. I think targetting drink driving and forcing a minimum limit on having a provisional license would be more beneficial to road safety than simply increasing the minimum age to 18.

John
#10
when i turned 17 last year te same rumour was going around. I'd worry about it nearer the time!

Will probably be too expensive for anybody to drive by the anyway :(
#11
Wouldnt bother learning to drive mate unless youre rich (prices are estimates as i cannot remember exact)
£22 a lesson if youre lucky
min 20 lessons
= £440
Theory test - £35
Driving license - £35
Test - £130
So just to learn and pass thats
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Total = £640 (and thats if you pass first time)

Then a car - £1000
Road tax - £60
petrol - £40+ for a full tank
insurance - £2000 +

So to learn and to drive a car youre lookign at a minimum of
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£3740 + petrol every few weeks

Im 19 and i passed my test last week first time but man am i facing problems paying to own and run a car
#12
There's a lot of assumptions there which don't apply to everyone particularly the number of lessons which may be considerably less depending on how good your tutor is and how much assistance you can get from your family in practicing. Also you may be driving a parent's car rather than your own to begin with, I think it's definitely best to get your driving done as soon as possible as the price isn't going to come down and if you have family around who can give you practice lessons it can make a huge difference to the cost of driving.

While you may not need the license immediately it may come in handy when you don't expect it, employers can often view having a license as favourable even if driving is not part of your job.

John
#13
dandoc2
Wouldnt bother learning to drive mate unless youre rich (prices are estimates as i cannot remember exact)
£22 a lesson if youre lucky
min 20 lessons
= £440
Theory test - £35
Driving license - £35
Test - £130
So just to learn and pass thats
============================
Total = £640 (and thats if you pass first time)

Then a car - £1000
Road tax - £60
petrol - £40+ for a full tank
insurance - £2000 +

So to learn and to drive a car youre lookign at a minimum of
================================================
£3740 + petrol every few weeks

Im 19 and i passed my test last week first time but man am i facing problems paying to own and run a car


geez way to put a downer on something =P

do you have a job yet??
#14
stratomaster
geez way to put a downer on something =P

do you have a job yet??


not and im effing sick of being unemployed so im going to recuirment agency this sat and signing up with them as im going crazy here
#15
I had to wait for my inheritance off a great aunt when i was 18 in order to pay for my lessons, test etc. I cannot believe how much it costs, i went with the AA when it was £22 a lesson, my mate just learning and said it has gone up to £23.50 a lesson.

Sooner or later something is gonna have to change as it is getting out of hand hoe much it costs to pass your test.
banned#16
dandoc2;2528890
Test - £130


Why did you pay £130 for a Driving Test ?

Last time I checked they were £56
#17
most 17 year oolds won't be able to run a car anyway if gordon brown has anything to do with it
#18
road tax £60??? is that for 6 months?

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