After how many lessons did you drive on the road?Watch
Edit: By on the road I mean as in driving with traffic flow etc, not just driving down a quiet road with no cars. In my first lesson I went in a straight line down my street, in my second I drove around a car park.
I want to start learning soon and be able to drive in a year.
Took my theory twice (100% both times, but the first expired). Took my practical four times. Failed every go on one serious although no dangerous and not many driving faults. This was because the moment the test started I suddenly forgot even the most basic rules of driving and unconsciously self-sabotaged until I knew I'd failed...at which point I drove fine. Sigh.
I gave up.
I'm autistic, so have issues with practical coordination and navigation, and I'm putting it down to that although it may just be I'm a crappy driver. >.>. I swear I've never done anything (including flying abroad alone for the first time) as frightening as a driving test in my life before and I pray I never have to again.
Buses for me from now on...
In answer to the question, though, I think I'd had ten or twelve lessons before my instructor took me out of the industrial estate and out on the actual road...though inside the industrial estate there was still traffic and roads. That would imply from lesson 1.
I've driven with my parents as well, and quite a lot...but it's up to your instructor when they think you can handle going out on a proper busy road.
If you means like moving on the road then first lesson.
If you mean on like busy roads then after like 3 lessons.
2nd lesson - driving around a much busier residential area but still 30 mph zone.
3rd lesson - out onto national speed limit roads, roundabouts and very busy areas. Actually drove into the centre of town.
0, I drove on the roads before I had any lessons, then was on the road on my first lesson aswell Your instructor should check how confident you are when you start and wont take you on the road before you are ready.
This - my dad taught me to drive, and I only used the instructor to learn how to fake the stupid **** you have to do to pass your test.
i've never understood this, basically, when you are parked say an inch from the curb, why do they make you check the left mirror and blind spot when moving off? what does that achieve since theres no way that anyone could suffer from a car moving off at say 5 mph when the vehicle is to their right?
also, when i passed, the examiner gave me a really long de brief 'for my own safety' saying she wanted me to be safe on the roads does she actually think i'm listening to her when i'm jumping around in exitement at passing? i thought you could decline a de brief anyway which is what i would have done if given the opportunity
EDIT: to answer OP's question i went out on roads with a decent volume of traffic on my 2nd or 3rd lesson, so about 3 hours, i was quite a nervous driver at the start so i was really bricking it too
I was practising on quiet roads all the time though. (:
Second lesson (an hour per lesson) I was on the dual carrageways and doing the maneuvers.
It does vary from person to person though, one of my friends took 60 hours of lessons before she sat her test!