Should you give up on learning to drive?
March 7, 2019
It’s been reported in recent news that the number of learner drivers is decreasing by the year. The rising costs of being a young driver being highlighted as the main culprit. However, before you decide to throw in the towel, we would advise thinking through these points first.
Can you save money whilst learning to drive?
We’re going to be realistic here – learning to drive isn’t going to be cheap. Lessons with a fully qualified instructor and practising in your spare time will both make you a better driver but will also come at a price.
But this doesn’t mean you should give up on learning to drive right away. There are ways to cut the costs, whilst not sacrificing on the vital skills needed to become a safe driver. For example, bulk booking with an instructor can save you money. There are also ways to insure yourself as a learner that might work out cheaper than you thought it would!
Is this the best time to be learning to drive?
Learning to drive can not only be expensive but can take up a lot of time. It’s recommended that you get behind the wheel with an instructor for at least 2 hours a week. Then you need to find time to fit in private practice, along with revising for the theory test.
If you try to cram in learning to drive on top of working full time or exam season, then it can make the process quite stressful! Make sure not to spread yourself too thin and take it at your own pace when you think it’s suitable.
Will you need to have a full licence soon?
Sometimes, the reality is that you just don’t need a car at the moment. So why bother learning to drive? Also, aren’t self-driving cars supposed to be coming out real soon?
That’s not to say that you won’t need to a full licence at some point in your life. Even if you don’t mind not having a car, it’s useful to have a full licence under your belt just in case you need it.
There’s also the issue of finding it more difficult to fit the time to learn to drive later on in life. If you have the time and resources to learn to drive right now, then maybe you should just go for it!
We’re not going to act like learning to drive right here and right now is something you need to do. If your financial situation isn’t up to it or you haven’t got the time, there will be a chance in the future.
Don’t let yourself be pressured into sticking with it and don’t be pressured into giving up either. Figure out what’s right for you and we’ll be here to help when you need it.
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