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    When I was learning to drive im afraid its true ....people treat learners different…they will go close behind and intimidate you. This can become a problem especially at traffic lights if you stall because they hit the back of you happend to me twice!….my dads an instructor so wen I drive now I give learners space and time. but relax cos instructors have full control of the car. respect!
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    (Original post by YourSideView)
    When I was learning to drive im afraid its true ....people treat learners different…they will go close behind and intimidate you
    Thanks for that :rolleyes:
    (Original post by ufish)
    Hey, if you dont feel up 2 it just at the moment, then theres no need to rush.
    This is probably the best chance I have to learn though as I have no other commitments.
    (Original post by scaredashell)
    I dont know bout AA but i would say private ppl are ur best bet and their rates are usually lower. Have fun and dont be scared!
    I've chosen a driving school but it's not a big one like the AA or BSM.

    Anyway, I am expecting an instructor to call me tomorrow but I am still very nervous. Oh well...
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    im helping for mental preperation!
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    Not everyone treats learners badly, but you tend to only notice the people who do. Most drivers are patient when they notice a learner in front of them - after all, everyone has to learn sometime.
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    im 19 and was the same... i was really scared!

    but ive had 3 lesson and dispite being nervracking the instructers wont make you do stuff your not comfy with!!
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    Should be getting a call to arrange my first lesson tomorrow
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    Some people are scared beforehand, but once they get there, the feeling disappears. Don't worry! Although I'll probably feel exactly the same...
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    (Original post by -Sian-)
    :cool:, thanks. How many lessons have you had?
    You're welcome!
    I've had ten so far. Anyone have any idea how many I'll need? I don't have any other practice.

    (Original post by YourSideView)
    people treat learners different…they will go close behind and intimidate you.
    I know! They go so damn close! I hate when they do that and I'm on a hill.
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    (Original post by -Sian-)
    Ahh! I'm sure I'm not normal, most people can't wait to get started when they turn 17! I'm 18 and have put off driving lessons for a year and a half, until now...

    I've done loads of research and chosen a company etc and just filled in an online form. It now says they're gonna phone me soon to arrange lessons with a local instructor but I'm so worried lol! I mean, what if I crash?! What if I hate my instructor? What if I am rubbish, give up and never learn to drive!? :eek: I'll probably end up having to have a big break as well as I doubt I'll be able to get a test passed before uni starts in late September.

    Oh yeah, and what is the first lesson like? I know NOTHING, not even how to start a car I hate not knowing stuff and am worried I'll be a slow learner.

    How long does it take to learn theory stuff? What are the best books, CD-roms etc?

    Gah, listen to me!! I'm such an OTT worrier
    its not as bad as you think it will be. driving a car isnt that difficult, and after a few hours (yes, just hours) you will be able to drive pretty decently.

    my first lesson was at an industrial estate just driving up and down and getting used to the controls and the car. did some turns and junctions and that was it.
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    I'll tell you what they told me: if driving were that hard, would all that people be driving? Imagine all the stupid people you know that can drive: why would you be less than them?

    Maybe it'll cost you some work, but nothing really worrying. But I just had to take three classes, and instruction cars here only have two sets of pedals, they don't even have two wheels. Well, it's easier if you live in a country where there is no exam to get a license , but anyway, now I'm not even 17 and can consider myself a good, responsible driver. Just don't get nervous: you've done much harder things in life. And remember how empty streets would be if driving were so difficult most people couldn't do it.
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    (Original post by -Sian-)
    Ahh! I'm sure I'm not normal, most people can't wait to get started when they turn 17! I'm 18 and have put off driving lessons for a year and a half, until now...

    I've done loads of research and chosen a company etc and just filled in an online form. It now says they're gonna phone me soon to arrange lessons with a local instructor but I'm so worried lol! I mean, what if I crash?! What if I hate my instructor? What if I am rubbish, give up and never learn to drive!? :eek: I'll probably end up having to have a big break as well as I doubt I'll be able to get a test passed before uni starts in late September.

    Oh yeah, and what is the first lesson like? I know NOTHING, not even how to start a car I hate not knowing stuff and am worried I'll be a slow learner.

    How long does it take to learn theory stuff? What are the best books, CD-roms etc?

    Gah, listen to me!! I'm such an OTT worrier
    Hey -Sian-, yeah I know what you mean! I was like you a couple years ago - in fact, I was prolly older, like 19, when I decided to learn how to drive (e.g. with practical lessons etc, not just exams). Now coming from a place where you're allowed to start driving at 16, I was given a hard time over it, but seriously, if you're not ready - you're just not ready!

    So I waited till I was ready :p:

    Some advice I could give is to defo be confident whenever you decide to start, b/c having confidence in yourself will help. A lot. Oh and of couse paying close attention (more listening than anything) to the instructor will be of great benefit too!

    Anyway best of luck with everything,

    DB_x
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    bleh im 19 and still no provisional or anything lol i had a job which paid Ok-ish money so i could have gotten my licence and probably even a car if i wanted but noo im too lazy to do it but now i need a car in order to get a new job in town so im screwed oh well
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    (Original post by angelsarmiento)
    I'll tell you what they told me: if driving were that hard, would all that people be driving? Imagine all the stupid people you know that can drive: why would you be less than them?
    Good point
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    -Sian- You ain't an OTT worrier, I'm 20 already and I'm only starting to learn to drive myself! You'll be fine, I'm booking my lessons in the next few days maybe even today Bet you pass before me!
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    Learning to drive is easy - passing your test is the hard part
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    (Original post by Cortez)
    Learning to drive is easy - passing your test is the hard part
    If you can drive properly, then you'll pass your test. You simply need to demonstrate you are safe and road aware. Moving the vehicle is not 'driving.'
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    (Original post by MrSornia)
    -Sian- You ain't an OTT worrier, I'm 20 already and I'm only starting to learn to drive myself! You'll be fine, I'm booking my lessons in the next few days maybe even today Bet you pass before me!
    It's not a race =P
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    Passing the test is my biggest problem, I do not have the mental ability to cope with it. Passing degrees is one thing, its just stress and hard work, passing a drive test is hell.
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    Hi,
    driving isn't that scary!!

    on my first lesson my driving instructor gave me the option of him driving me to a suitable place or me driving myself straight away - now i'm normally a worried type person - but i drove straight away and haven't regretted it!!
    i passed my test last week after bout 35 lessons!! - lots of fun!!

    you'll have a great time if you manage to find an instructor who keeps you relaxed and one that chats normally - you don't feel tense then!!

    Anyway..... Good Luck with your driving when you get around to it!!

    Sarah x
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    omg.... driving is well scary!!!! i have had like 5 lessons and i hate it
    plus i dont like my driving instructor he makes me sit on a cushion cause im too short aparently? i dont get it im learning in a micra!!
    My tip is get a nice instructor, mine shouts at me... oo and book in advance cause they get well booked up.
 
 
 

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