After how many lessons were you allowed to drive home?Watch
So I had my first lesson today. It went okay. I learned how to start the car and drove on a straight road in gears 1-3 and then brought the car to a stop. I kept using the clutch incorrectly whilst braking but I'm sure I'll pick that up as I practise more... Anyways, I was just wondering after how many lessons your instructor let you drive home without his help?
However, my pupils don't drive home 'without my help'. To do so, I would have to close my eyes and not say anything, which would be foolhardy in the extreme and I am not that crazy! My pupils have almost all their lessons with my 'help' even if it means that I am sitting there simply watching to ensure they don't kill me and themselves. By the time they are test ready, I can sit there nice and relaxed knowing that I won't have to intervene...it doesn't mean I don't keep watching though!
I think it's fair to say that, like Emma said above, there's always some degree of help even if it is just the instructor quietly sat there observing. For me, it was the first lesson, as my instructor lived on the same street as me, just a few houses up.