Is it worth taking private driving practice?

Rip up L plateYes! The more driving practice a learner driver gets before their test the better as it gives them the experience to drive safely on our roads.

Taking a learner driver out for the first time if you are not an ADI can be quiet daunting, especially as the vehicle won’t have dual controls. Therefore, it’s a good idea for you to check with the learner driver’s instructor that they have the necessary basic car control to start private lessons.

It’s also worth remembering that, while learner drivers have few accidents when they are under supervision, once they pass their test their chances of crashing increase dramatically, especially in their first year of driving. About 1 in 5 young drivers crash in their first year of driving. Well planned and structured private practice that supports the ADI lessons have been shown to reduce young driver’s chances of crashing once they have passed their test.


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