Learning to drive is a rite of passage, and can be the most exciting thing about turning 17. However, the reality is often different to what you imagine the learning experience to be like, so it’s important that you know what to expect.
The driving permit and the driving test are extremely different than what you may be used to. These exams are not your typical sit down and cram. While you will, of course, need to know all about cars, driving and the rules of the road, the main component is the practical exam. Practice makes perfect, and signing up for lessons with a reputable driving school should mean you get all the practice you need to feel comfortable behind the wheel so that you pass your test on the first try.
Learning to drive can be expensive, so make sure you’ve saved up enough money for all of your lessons. However, it isn’t just the learning process that can be costly. You will also need to make sure you have enough money set aside to buy a car, pay for insurance, and any maintenance which it might need. It’s probably also best to get a part time job now – while gas prices are going down it’s still expensive.
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