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o.k so i have 2 questions
1. i have between now and the end of august to learn to drive is this sufficient time and how many lessons would i need?
2.how much would it cost, on aerage?
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(Original post by Aspire)
o.k so i have 2 questions
1. i have between now and the end of august to learn to drive is this sufficient time and how many lessons would i need?
2.how much would it cost, on aerage?
How long is a piece of string? ( double half its length but you get the idea)

Different people different times, yes its sufficent not its not ,

It can cost you £100- its can cost you £1000
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it can be. the average is somewhere between 10 and 20 lessons, at an average cost of £18-22 for an hour.
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It depends if you're a quick learner or not I guess. My friend has been taking lessons for a year, including driving with parents, and still hasn't passed.
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I think you'll find the average amount of lessons needed to pass is around 30 if you've never driven before, and obviously you need to book your test which can take around a month to get a date, so you're gonna have to take about 3 or 4 lessons a week, and get started pretty quick on your theory.
Where cost is concerned, yeah prices can be anything from £18-£25 per lesson, then you have to pay for your tests.
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How many lessons you need also depends on how much practice you get elsewhere (driving you parents car etc).
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it can be. the average is somewhere between 10 and 20 lessons, at an average cost of £18-22 for an hour.
Really? I'm in a similar situation and I thought it was generally between 20 and 30 lessons.
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depends on the test centre, instructor, innate ability etc, but it took me just over ten, and the average in my area for my friends is rarey over 20-25.
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average number of lessons about 15 - yet i still now some poeple who have had like 30 lessons!!!!!

it depends if you go driving with your parents aswell, how quickly you take to it, we can only give you averages
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An average is just that - an average.
To make an average you need people that pass in a couple of lessons and some that take 75 lessons.
You keep going until you feel you are going to be a relatively safe driver and of course pass the test
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You might be able to, with say 2 lessons a week. I had almost 40 lessons, but I wasn't great. And it costs, normally, between £18 - 25 per lesson.
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my friend managed to pass in less than 6 months, only having a lesson once every 2 weeks!
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it can be. the average is somewhere between 10 and 20 lessons, at an average cost of £18-22 for an hour.
Yet the range is between 5 - 45 lessons, so average is no use in the context tbh!
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you'll never be able do it by the end of august, unless your already an experienced driver or take a week intensive course. when i started learning to drive i wanted to have passed my test in around 6 months from when i started,that was about average from everyone i knew who had passed and its now a year later i still havn't passed. i've had over 40 lessons and 3 driving tests. if your going to learn 2 drive from scratch make sure you've got at least 5/6 months free to do it. If your an experienced driver and can practise at home or with parents then it may be possible to pass by august, baring in mind that test waiting lists are 5 - 8 weeks at some test centres.
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Yet the range is between 5 - 45 lessons, so average is no use in the context tbh!
averages depend on how you interpret them. statistics are always useful, you just need to know the details. the majority of people pass in around 10-25 lessons. with no knowledge of the OP's current driving ability, innate ability (nervousness etc), local test centre etc, one cannot give more accurate advice than suggesting the general pattern.
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(Original post by lodzinski)
averages depend on how you interpret them. statistics are always useful, you just need to know the details. the majority of people pass in around 10-25 lessons. with no knowledge of the OP's current driving ability, innate ability (nervousness etc), local test centre etc, one cannot give more accurate advice than suggesting the general pattern.
exactly, yet even the general pattern is too much of a rough measure, best of asking your instructor actually!
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the OP asks for help, I try to help, you want to debate this futilely or just not clutter the thread up?
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No of lessons; Your age + 10 on average.

Price; shop around - use your student discount and it's worth buying in blocks 'cos it works out cheaper.

Good luck

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For me, I was close to 40 lessons, and it took me almost a year, because I only had 1 lesson a week and didn't have extra driving practice for most of the time. There's a guy who lives near me who did it in two weeks of intensive lessons, he booked his test before he even started learning. Saying that, guess which one crashed into the corner of a pub while pissed off his face and got a 13 month driving ban?
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Saying that, guess which one crashed into the corner of a pub while pissed off his face and got a 13 month driving ban?
You?
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