Frequently Asked Questions - FAQS
Q: How old do I have to be before I can book my first lesson?
A: You can book your lesson before your 17th birthday and as long as you have your provisional licence you can have your 1st lesson on your birthday.
Q: How do I book my first lesson?
A: You’ll find all my contact information in the 'Contact' section – please don’t hesitate to give Gary a ring to get you on the road to driving.
Q: How much will it cost to pass my test?
A: This depends on the individual. As a guide The Driving Standards Agency says that, on average, you will need approx 2 hours of professional tuition for every year of your age, i.e. the average 20 year old will need 40 hours. You’ll also need to pay your theory and practical test fees; currently totaling £94. A sensible budget to work on is approximately £1000.
Q: Can I be picked up and dropped off in different places?
A: Yes, if required it can usually be arranged that the drop off point is a different location than pick-up. Ideal for pick-up from work, drop off at home or pick-up from home drop off in town, etc. This must be within the working area and will be dependent on the location of the next lesson, so must be arranged beforehand.
Q: How do I book my test?
A: You have to book both your theory and practical tests with the Driving Standards Agency, which is the government department responsible for carrying out all driving tests in England, Scotland and Wales. This can be done by phone, letter, or most easily online – for more information on this visit the DVSA website.