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Whens the perfect age to start driving?

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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    I don't think there is a perfect age to start. I started when I was 16 doing closed-road lessons. (If you're unfamiliar with this, it's legal to drive on closed private roads at 16, under supervision of someone over 21 with 3.5 years of driving experience). I started on-road lessons at 17 and passed about 6 months after I started. I was fortunate enough to have my parents pay for my driving lessons but obviously not everyone receives that kind of support so a good time to start is when it's affordable and also when it's necessary for you to drive somewhere. If there are good public transport links where you live and you can get by without needing a car then there isn't that much point in doing lessons really early. That being said, learning to drive was probably the best thing I did with my time when I was younger because it gave me a lot more freedom since I live in the middle of nowhere.

    I'd say when you feel like you're ready to start learning

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    If I passed early, i'd want a car early. Insurance would be way too high at that age and I wouldn't really have the means to own a car and run it.

    Good thing would be insurance would be cheaper as I got older because i'd been passed for so long and I wouldn't have to worry about it later on in life when i'm probably going to be really busy.

    In terms of learning, the common consensus is, the younger you are, the quicker you tend to pick it up (within legal limits of course). However, as far as financially, driving before you turn 25 and especially before you turn 21 has the potential to work out very expensive.
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