why are driving tests so expensive?

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They are like over 150 quid!
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It is what it is lol.
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What are you going to do about it?
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They are £62...
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They are £62...
well my instructor charges like 90 on top of that to do the test in his car
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Cars are not cheap to run. The government does not allow certain parts of the public sector to run at a loss, and the Driving Standards Agency is one.
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well my instructor charges like 90 on top of that to do the test in his car
Sounds a bit of a ripoff tbh, Mine just charged standard lesson rates.
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Sounds a bit of a ripoff tbh, Mine just charged standard lesson rates.
yeah exactly
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Driving is not a cheap hobby nor is it essential. (Try motorcycles... it's even worse cost-wise initially if you want your full licence!)

For the privilege of two wheels you have to do a one day course; theory test and TWO driving tests before you're good to go.

I'd rather not think of it as 'Jesus this is so expensive'.

At the end of the day it is an investment in yourself. Aside from the obvious of getting your licence but not driving like an absolute tit - keeps your premiums low; keeps your licence intact and you might actually enjoy driving.

You'd be surprised how many people have learnt to drive out of necessity and actually don't like driving (my ex was one of them).
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It’s also worth noting that the price of the test hasn’t changed since 2009, which if it had been increased with inflation would have made it £83 today, so it has technically gotten cheaper.
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It’s also worth noting that the price of the test hasn’t changed since 2009, which if it had been increased with inflation would have made it £83 today, so it has technically gotten cheaper.
maybe but I do think 90 quid to use my instructor's car is a bit too much
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(Original post by royalty1702)
They are like over 150 quid!
I reckon they raised the price due to there being many foolish drivers on the road, but that's merely an assumption.
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well my instructor charges like 90 on top of that to do the test in his car
mine did it so that i had a lesson beforehand that was an hour and a half (around 30 quid) and then the test which was £62 and then he drove me home as part of the package, so mine was in total £92.

are you paying for an expensive driving instructor?
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They are like over 150 quid!
No its not its £62... which I'd suggest is actually quite reasonable? One person's time for an hour, and all the admin and premises costs to go with it.
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mine did it so that i had a lesson beforehand that was an hour and a half (around 30 quid) and then the test which was £62 and then he drove me home as part of the package, so mine was in total £92.

are you paying for an expensive driving instructor?
seems like it, did you use your own car?
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seems like it, did you use your own car?
nope i used the driving instructor's.
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nope i used the driving instructor's.
then how come you didn't have to pay anywhere near 150?
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They are like over 150 quid!
life is expensive in itself, people should stop having children
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Sounds a bit of a ripoff tbh, Mine just charged standard lesson rates.
Did you pass first time?
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Did you pass first time?
No, but I don't see why that's relevant?, it's not like it changes the price.
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