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Should I take driving lessons or a driving crash course

Eez1 Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
I wanna pass ASAP this year. Which is the better route to go? Anyone got experience of both
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I took an intensive 3 day course and passed, they have a very good pass rate.
#2
skusey
I took an intensive 3 day course and passed, they have a very good pass rate.


how much time did it take each day? Did they help you with the theory test?
#3
How much was that mate? I have driving experience around my uncles yard so fancy my chances on a short course.
#4
My wife's an instructor, she doesn't do intensive courses because she holds the belief that you don't really learn to drive properly on intensive courses, you only learn to pass the test.

Lessons = more experience on the road before sitting the test.
#5
Would the cost work out much different
#6
moob
My wife's an instructor, she doesn't do intensive courses because she holds the belief that you don't really learn to drive properly on intensive courses, you only learn to pass the test.

Lessons = more experience on the road before sitting the test.


+ 1 :thumbsup:

How many hours do you think you are going to get on an intensive course ? Even if you do a 5 day course you can only concentrate for a max of 2 hours at a time - so it's usually 2 hours twice a day with the test on the friday - therefore a max of about 18 hours practice - that's nowhere near enough hours to learn a skill for life - and one that keeps you safe with a lethal weapon !!

The actual pass rate on these courses is atrociously low (they will lie to you about that !) but the official figures show that the vast majority of people who pass their test have a minimum of 40 hours lessons plus private practice.

People seem to think a licence is a right - it's not, it's a responsibility - and how can you think so little of a skill that you are going to use every day and your life is going to depend on, that you would invest the minimum amount of time and money you can get away with ??

Driving is fun yes - I have bikes and cars, love speed and most of my mates are bikers and have been since we were kids - but we all have a healthy respect for our own lives and those of others - and take regular training ourselves to keep our skills up to scratch.

Take pride in gaining a life skill - handling a car in difficult circumstances - knowing your limits and that of your vehicle - go onto advanced training - have a go on the skid pan - go on a track day etc etc - all things you can do once you have passed your test and started to drive - and still keep learning. You never stop finding yourself in different situations on the road - awkward drivers, old people, inexperienced drivers - all doing unexpected things that you simply won't have the opportunity to learn about on a crash course (ever wondered why they are called CRASH courses ??!! ).

Ok I will get off my soap box now lol - but it is something I feel very strongly about. Whatever you do, take driving seriously and take care - it's a jungle out there !

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