People stop learning to drive for a variety of reasons.
It could be because of a failed test. Maybe a specific maneuver has proved to be particularly tricky to master and frustration has boiled over. Perhaps it’s a bad experience has hit your confidence.
Sometimes there’s no real reason at all. Life might have just gotten in the way.
Regardless, stuff happens. But if you’ve stopped taking driving lessons and you haven’t given up hope of passing your test, you’re in luck.
.Refresher driving lessons are the answer to your problems.
Refresher driving lessons have a very specific goal:
To bring people who’ve previously had lessons back up to speed, to complete their training and to help them pass their driving test.
Refresher lessons could be be in the normal manner over whatever timeframe you want, or they could be taken in the form of an intensive course, where the aim is to complete your training as quickly as possible.
After booking yourself a lesson, your driving instructor will give you a call to say hello. At this point you should tell him or her about your driving background.
Along with your first lesson, this initial information will help your instructor assess your ability and map out how best to approach your training.
This fact-finding mission will play out the same way if you've chosen a refresher intensive driving course, too. Whichever route your choose, the end goal is the same – to help you pass your test as quickly as possible.
You might be feeling a bit down at the prospect of having more driving lessons, but guess what?
If you’ve had driving tuition before, that’s a great base and you won’t be starting from scratch. It may be that your instructor can fill in any knowledge gaps and bring you up to speed quickly.
No matter what’s happened in the past and what you perceive your driving ability to be, crucial seeds have been sown and an experienced instructor can capitalise on this existing knowledge.
And please don't be embarrassed about anything. Driving instructors have seen it all before.
If you want to have refresher driving lessons or an intensive, the number of sessions you'll need will depend on how many lessons you’ve had and how good at driving you are.
By their nature, refresher driving lessons should be unique and tailored to each learner.
If you've only had a few lessons in the past, we would expect you to need 32-40 hours. If you've got plenty of previous driving experience, you might only require 12 hours of lessons.
As you would expect, the cost of a refresher driving lesson is the same as a normal driving lesson. And the cost of an intensive depends on the length of the course.
But never give up. Whether you're taking a course or just re-starting lessons, that pass is closer than you think.