How many driving lessons do people have averagely?

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I've never experienced driving before and I'm going for my first driving lesson in a few days time. My parents don't drive, so they cannot teach me and I'm going to do my theory soon. I've heard people have around 20ish hours or more. I know I may not more driving hours...
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(Original post by Minsun20)
I've never experienced driving before and I'm going for my first driving lesson in a few days time. My parents don't drive, so they cannot teach me and I'm going to do my theory soon. I've heard people have around 20ish hours or more. I know I may not more driving hours...
If you don't have anyone you can practice with outside lessons then it's worth doubling up and having 2 hours or more a week.

I was in that situation and it took me 30-50 hours in total to pass (can't remember the exact amount) and I definitely learned more during the summer when I could spend 2 hours driving instead of just 1 a week. With everything though it's important to work at your own pace - it isn't a race to get a licence it's a process to learn what you need in order to be a safe and confident driver.

20 hours before your first test is pretty normal - but for many people that first test is as much about practising what the test involves as expecting to pass.
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I had about 60
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I hear 30 is a good amount
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I've passed on my 4th test, so altogether I've had about 40h, plus I did around 15h of driving with my dad in the passenger's seat.
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So far I've had about 40 ish hours. I failed first test two weeks ago so I'm going to keep having a lesson each week until the next test. If I pass next time then it'll be up to about 46 hours, if not then I'll keep going until I pass. I don't need to learn anything but I have no car to practice privately so I'm just essentially paying to drive and brush up on little things now. It depends on you really, they say 40 hours with an instructor plus private hours with someone but that's not for everyone and not everyone can do that. I was very anxious when I started so confidence plays a part too.
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Ok but mine is odd. I got my driver's license in the UAE. I had to take 20 hours in total for a manual car driver license. Dubai's driving test is one of the toughest to pass to be honest luckily I learned how to drive when I was in my teens.
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Ok but mine is odd. I got my driver's license in the UAE. I had to take 20 hours in total for a manual car driver license. Dubai's driving test is one of the toughest to pass to be honest luckily I learned how to drive when I was in my teens.
Did you learn your driving in Bmw E30?
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Well I ended up having a 90 minute lesson every fortnight or so and after about 16 hours of lessons had passed. I had never driven before or had any other practise with my parents. Some people I know had around 20 hours of practise whilst one person I know didn't take any lessons and passed.
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Did you learn your driving in Bmw E30?
Haha, I wish I could . I learned driving in a 1994 Mazda 323 1.5 with 5 speed manual gears. Another car that I learned in was a 2001 Toyota Hilux.
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My lessons only happened greatly.
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(Original post by Mr. Petrol Head)
Haha, I wish I could . I learned driving in a 1994 Mazda 323 1.5 with 5 speed manual gears. Another car that I learned in was a 2001 Toyota Hilux.
Ooooo niceee, Banging gears on a manual.. That is a true driver :yep:
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About 40 hours I've been told, but i guess it depends on how quickly you get the hang of it
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Ooooo niceee, Banging gears on a manual.. That is a true driver :yep:
Thanks! Unfortunately I drive an automatic car now, but still it got enough beans
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I had 20, passed first time with 1 minor!
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Had 17 lessons between December and April. Passed first time
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I had 20, passed first time with 1 minor!
Wow! Nice one
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I had 20, passed first time with 1 minor!
Wow, that's awesome! Well done girl!
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I had 26 lessons I believe and they were an hour and a half long. I went on the insurance for my parents car for about 5 months too, and did probably the same amount of driving with them that I did with my instructor, so about 40 hours of lessons and about the same private practice. I was completely ready for my first and second tests but failed them for stupid things, and then passed on my third with 1 minor. It took me a very long time to get confident with driving though so I passed 10 months after I started driving. One of my friends had his birthday in late August, and passed his test early November. It takes very different amounts of time for different people, so whatever you feel will work for you, so that you're going at the pace you're comfortable with, is the best time.
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