It’s been a hot minute, but we did not forget about our My Learner Driver Experience series! Let’s just say it took a little hiatus while driving lessons and tests in the UK were on hold. The important thing is that we’re back now and we have a brilliant interview to share.
This month’s dose of driving inspo comes courtesy of PassMeFast ADI Assistant, Jade. She managed to earn her licence in what looks like record time and she has some great advice for learners wanting to do the same. Let’s check out how she managed it!
How old were you when you started learning to drive? 19
How old were you when you passed your driving test? 19
How many attempts did it take for you to pass the theory test? 1
The learning process
What transmission did you learn to drive in? Manual.
How many lessons did you need? Over 20.
Why did you want to learn to drive? To make commuting quicker and easier.
What was your biggest challenge? My biggest challenge was finding time to practise driving regularly—I had to fit it around university and work!
What did you enjoy most during your lessons? When the basics of driving became second nature and I could drive around independently and confidently with little input from my instructor.
What was your instructor like? My instructor, Noel, was very relaxed and easy going. He made me feel very calm during the lessons and he was very patient with me in stressful situations. Noel made the lessons really enjoyable and the time seemed to go very quick!
The practical test
Where did you take your test? West Didsbury.
How many attempts did it take for you to pass the driving test? 1
How many minors did you get? 1
Reflecting on the experience
Overall, how did you find the experience of learning to drive? Overall I thoroughly enjoyed learning to drive. It was a quick process as it only took around 2-3 months from booking my theory test to passing my practical test. It was much less stressful than I initially anticipated as I thought I would be a nervous driver!
Do you still drive now? Yes!
And, finally, Jade’s top tip for learner drivers:
“Try to remain calm on the lessons and don’t be afraid to ask your instructor questions.”
We couldn’t agree more with that last point! When you take professional driving lessons you’re paying for the knowledge and experience of your instructor, so be sure to pick their brains about anything driving-related you want to know.