Whens the perfect age to start driving?

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


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    Depends.

    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.
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    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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    My instructor says, every year you wait adds another lesson. I'm learning at 23 (I know..).
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    Done a little driving on private property before I was 17. Took lessons when I turned 17 and passed a year later. Main things are how desperate you are to learn/drive, whether you're financially able, and your time.
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    All depends when you feel comfortable with learning to drive, if you can afford it and if you have the time. Some people dive straight into lessons when they turn 17 and others put it off. I didn't start until I was 20 and my mum didn't even start lessons until this year when she turned 45! There's no right or wrong age to start at as long as you feel confident about starting and can afford lessons
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    Wait what if I take lessons at 17 and dont drive at all until I'm 21/22 would I forget?

    I dont know when to start taking lessons. Atm I woudnl't be driving anywhere.
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    i am 30, i took a license 3 years ago , bought an SUV in 2016 .

    so still practising reversing looking at the side mirrors . i live in india . the roads here are smaller and the traffic is huge . i still find it a bit difficult to drive ...lol
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    I think it depends on your financial situation. If you can afford all the costs of learning how to drive as soon as you turn 17 then go ahead.

    Personally I think if you can manage the costs, you should start as early as you can. Only because you have more time to spare in your teens. And it's good to have a licence under your belt when you enter your 20s - for multiple reasons
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    (Original post by Nettled)
    Wait what if I take lessons at 17 and dont drive at all until I'm 21/22 would I forget?

    I dont know when to start taking lessons. Atm I woudnl't be driving anywhere.
    You can take a driving refresher course if you haven't driven for a while.
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    (Original post by mehokay)
    You can take a driving refresher course if you haven't driven for a while.
    Never knew that exsisted! That's great

    I have enough money saved up to take lessons. Is the summer holiday enough time? Or am I just being overly ambitious.
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    So many girls in my class already know how to drive so it's like people are expecting me to know how to drive as well or is currently taking lessons.

    But I don't feel ready yet and I rather do it after I finish uni as I'll probably have more time then, but I feel like it'll be too late to start and more difficult to learn if I leave it till then
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    I had lessons during the summer but stopped since then because of college.

    I personally think, if you have the money and time to do so and are thirsty to learn, then go for it.

    Driving is like learning an instrument, the more you practice the better.


    The best time will depend on the individual.
 
 
 
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