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Hi guys I’ve got a dilemma now. I would like to start my driving lessons now I’ve got a provisional license by the way. I’ve been trying to do practice questions for my theory but I’m not getting anywhere. So I would like to start my lessons first whilst I practice for the theory test. How did you all do your driving process? Which one is better doing lessons first or pass your theory first?
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For sure take your theory test a few lessons in. Having the actual practical experience helps.

I took around 8 lessons and then took my theory test- luckily I passed on my first go

Read the highway code (only the relevant chapters) and familiarize yourself with the signs and speed limits.

http://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/uploa...k-en-12-04.pdf

Take practice tests online, the questions are often recurring.

https://theorytestpro.co.uk

Good luck!
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I passed my theory first first, then started learning how to drive. I honestly think everyone is different. I decided to start my theory first as I already had motorbike experience, so I knew the highway code pretty well. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way, but having practical experience can help you to understand the highway code better.

Don’t forget to download the official DVLA app on your phone. Keep doing mock tests and quick questionnaire’s when you have a moment. I would also recommend reading the Highway Code... it’s seriously a quick read. x
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(Original post by Bubblylibra)
I passed my theory first first, then started learning how to drive. I honestly think everyone is different. I decided to start my theory first as I already had motorbike experience, so I knew the highway code pretty well. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way, but having practical experience can help you to understand the highway code better.

Don’t forget to download the official DVLA app on your phone. Keep doing mock tests and quick questionnaire’s when you have a moment. I would also recommend reading the Highway Code... it’s seriously a quick read. x
Thank you and yes I’ve got the app . I do practice mock tests but I’m not meeting the pass percentage yet😢
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For sure take your theory test a few lessons in. Having the actual practical experience helps.

I took around 8 lessons and then took my theory test- luckily I passed on my first go

Read the highway code (only the relevant chapters) and familiarize yourself with the signs and speed limits.

http://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/uploa...k-en-12-04.pdf

Take practice tests online, the questions are often recurring.

https://theorytestpro.co.uk

Good luck!
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(Original post by Dunya)
For sure take your theory test a few lessons in. Having the actual practical experience helps.

I took around 8 lessons and then took my theory test- luckily I passed on my first go

Read the highway code (only the relevant chapters) and familiarize yourself with the signs and speed limits.

http://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/uploa...k-en-12-04.pdf

Take practice tests online, the questions are often recurring.

https://theorytestpro.co.uk

Good luck!
Thank you so much
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(Original post by Rudo18xx)
Thank you and yes I’ve got the app . I do practice mock tests but I’m not meeting the pass percentage yet😢
Don’t worry too much about it. It takes time and practise x
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I didn't worry about my theory until I was ready to book it really. I had about 10 hours of driving then I booked my theory, with about 15 hours work of lessons before my theory. I passed first time. Whatever works for you. I say work on your theory whilst you're learning to drive, it helps with remembering what to do when you are driving!
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I passed my theory first and then did a 4 week driving course (which actually turned into 8 weeks as I didn't pass first time).
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I did my theory first (all I did was read the highway code for a week and two/three free tests online), and then about 20 hours of driving after that.
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I started having driving lessons and practicing the theory at the same time, I passed me theory test about halfway through learning to drive. If you are going to start lessons as well, just make sure you practice enough to pass the theory test before your practical. My brother failed his theory twice and was really frustrated that he had to push back his practical x
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I started revising for my theory last year but taking my test next week after about 9 hours of lessons, there's no reason why you can't take your theory before you start lessons but having practical experience does help
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