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what age did you pass your test?
Did you drive regularly after passing?
If you drove regularly where to?
Did you have your own car or use parents?
Did you have any restrictuons after passing, eg no passengers, no motorway driving?
How long did ot take for you to feel a safe driver?
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I passed 1st time at 17
For the first fortnight after passing no because I didn't have a car. Once I got a car then I drove everyday.
I mostly drive on motorways as I had no experience with them, and round my nearby towns
I used my own car that I bought 2 weeks after passing my test
I had to drive with an experienced driver as a passenger, mainly my dad or uncle.
I started to feel safe a year after passing.
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I'm 18 in a month and a half and still not even started. I wanna pass it though asap but cba lol. Uber for life.
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I'm 18 in a month and a half and still not even started. I wanna pass it though asap but cba lol. Uber for life.
probably cheaper than learning to drive! none of your mates passed yet then?
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20 / 1st time
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Work
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3 months
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probably cheaper than learning to drive! none of your mates passed yet then?
I've got a few who are learning. To be honest I'll probably do an intensive course in the February or Easter half term and then get insured on my both my parents cars (an Audi A4 and a Honda CRV), I'll end up paying for the extra insurance but even then it'll be cheaper than me having to buy an old car or getting a new one on finance as I'll end up with wasting money when Uber exists in Manchester and if I've got insurance on my mum and dad's car.

Meh... so I suppose I'll probably actually get a car after uni I suppose.
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what age did you pass your test?

Passed at 19

Did you drive regularly after passing?

Got car about a week after passing and have been driving almost every day since then


If you drove regularly where to?

Shops, friends, gym, basically anywhere I would by bus


Did you have your own car or use parents?

Own Car

Did you have any restrictuons after passing, eg no passengers, no motorway driving?

I was scared of motorways and avoided them at all costs, then I found myself on one by accident and was like :afraid: but was actually quite boring and found it more safer than regual street driving. Drive on them whenever I need to now


How long did ot take for you to feel a safe driver?

Probably about a week of driving my car daily. I'd say I'm overconfident now :/
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I've got a few who are learning. To be honest I'll probably do an intensive course in the February or Easter half term and then get insured on my both my parents cars (an Audi A4 and a Honda CRV), I'll end up paying for the extra insurance but even then it'll be cheaper than me having to buy an old car or getting a new one on finance as I'll end up with wasting money when Uber exists in Manchester and if I've got insurance on my mum and dad's car.

Meh... so I suppose I'll probably actually get a car after uni I suppose.
watxh out for those intensive courses, better to take your time and learn slowly otherwise you will lack confidence when you go out on your own
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I passed like three weeks ago and just drove from Kent to Yorkshire and back
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I passed like three weeks ago and just drove from Kent to Yorkshire and back
wow! on your own? how did it go?
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1)I past my test 3 days after turning 17
2) Yes I drove on my own everywhere. A few weeks after passing I drove my friends on an 8 hour drive down to london just for fun.
3) I had my own BMW worth £100000
4) No I just drove with anyone to anywhere
5) I have always been a safe driver
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what age did you pass your test? 18
Did you drive regularly after passing? Not after a couple of years. Now living in a car free house.
If you drove regularly where to? N/A
Did you have your own car or use parents? Never owned one
Did you have any restrictuons after passing, eg no passengers, no motorway driving? No use when mum wanted the car!
How long did ot take for you to feel a safe driver? A few months
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wow! on your own? how did it go?
With my mum and sister, and it was okay. I just went up the A1 instead of m25/m1 so it was okay. Went on the m11 tho
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17 first time (and no minors )
Not for a few weeks due to lack of car
I now drive regularly to the station on my way to school
Parents' car - we had been planning on getting a smaller second car for a while so me passing is when we actually got one
Some of my friends that my mum thought were a "bad influence" driving-wise weren't allowed as passengers initially, and no motorways until I'd done a 2-hour motorway tuition session with an instructor
There's no specific point where I went "I am a safe driver now", but a couple of months I guess. That said, as I've got more confident driving more recklessly is a risk I've noticed...
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17 first time (and no minors )
Not for a few weeks due to lack of car
I now drive regularly to the station on my way to school
Parents' car - we had been planning on getting a smaller second car for a while so me passing is when we actually got one
Some of my friends that my mum thought were a "bad influence" driving-wise weren't allowed as passengers initially, and no motorways until I'd done a 2-hour motorway tuition session with an instructor
There's no specific point where I went "I am a safe driver now", but a couple of months I guess. That said, as I've got more confident driving more recklessly is a risk I've noticed...
sounds a sensible approach. Driving to school is always the risky one in my view, moee likely to have mates in the car and be messing around
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watxh out for those intensive courses, better to take your time and learn slowly otherwise you will lack confidence when you go out on your own
Yeah I'm completely with you. I've already had some private lessons from the father so I can pretty much drive, but need to brush up on everything and extend them skills I suppose. I'm generally confident when I need to make a 30 second drive down to the local Tesco, park up, reverse out of the carpark onto a main road and then make the 30 second drive back and reverse into the driveway/garage.

I may take some basic lessons first though, not sure yet :P.
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Yeah I'm completely with you. I've already had some private lessons from the father so I can pretty much drive, but need to brush up on everything and extend them skills I suppose. I'm generally confident when I need to make a 30 second drive down to the local Tesco, park up, reverse out of the carpark onto a main road and then make the 30 second drive back and reverse into the driveway/garage.

I may take some basic lessons first though, not sure yet :P.
good luck and take it slowly when you do pass!
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1)I past my test 3 days after turning 17
2) Yes I drove on my own everywhere. A few weeks after passing I drove my friends on an 8 hour drive down to london just for fun.
3) I had my own BMW worth £100000
4) No I just drove with anyone to anywhere
5) I have always been a safe driver
how did you pass within 3 days?!
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(Original post by tobie123)
what age did you pass your test?
Did you drive regularly after passing?
If you drove regularly where to?
Did you have your own car or use parents?
Did you have any restrictuons after passing, eg no passengers, no motorway driving?
How long did ot take for you to feel a safe driver?
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Nope so the rest isn't applicable.
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I passed on my fourth attempt last year. I was 18!
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