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how many hours did it take you to pass your driving test

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mummyme2 Thu 23-Oct-08 15:21:03

title says it all really just wondered what average amount of hours

childrenofthecornsilk Thu 23-Oct-08 15:21:39

many, many

childrenofthecornsilk Thu 23-Oct-08 15:25:30

Probably about 40.

Kathyis6incheshigh Thu 23-Oct-08 15:27:46

Literally hundreds so far and I still haven't passed. I'm very crap at driving determined, aren't I? grin

Kathyis6incheshigh Thu 23-Oct-08 15:28:21

Oh Cornsilk 40 isn't many!

Gobbledigook Thu 23-Oct-08 15:28:53

I think I had 23 or 24 lessons adn no practice outside of the lessons and I passed - I was only 17 though and I think it's easier to do when you are younger.

Gobbledigook Thu 23-Oct-08 15:29:25

And for the last 3 yrs I've been driving an automatic anyway - sooooo much easier grin

DraculaNeedsArteries Thu 23-Oct-08 15:30:46

Well the official average is about 45hrs of paid tuition plus 22hrs of private practice.

Personalyl I did about 30hrs.

Most of DPs pupils do about 30-35 + private practice.

CoolYourJets Thu 23-Oct-08 15:31:55

34 hours lessons, probably about 20 hours practice.

Lilymaid Thu 23-Oct-08 15:32:02

20 hours lessons plus loads of practice with my parents at age 17. But it was a long time ago and the Model T Ford didn't have many gears.

zippitippitoes Thu 23-Oct-08 15:32:14

22 lessons of one hour each and no practice as no access to a vehicle

passed first time

location edinburgh

Boco Thu 23-Oct-08 15:32:50

I think I've probably had about 40 spread over 3 years but I keep running out of money and having to stop so then I'm back to square one.

I've got my test in a couple of weeks and if I don't pass then I'm back to square one AGAIN having exhausted dds bank account / borrowing from parents and friends etc. The pressure is giving me lock jaw.

DontKillMeBaby Thu 23-Oct-08 15:51:23

25, plus a bit of practice outside lessons. But I was only 17 ... and I wrote my mum's car off within a fortnight of passing. blush

LittleMyDancingWithTheDevil Thu 23-Oct-08 15:52:02

17 at age 17

stitch Thu 23-Oct-08 15:52:41

well, i failed the test five times.

suzywong Thu 23-Oct-08 15:53:16


passed 4 times

OMG that's 450 pounds and that was back in the olden days shock. I'd better thank my mother.

plj Thu 23-Oct-08 15:54:58

Had about 12 lessons so far, lasting 1.5 hours each, and not even started doing 3 point turns and parallel parking. Need a few weeks of that then will go for theory test. Goodness knows how long after that till I go for my test.

ChopsTheDuck Thu 23-Oct-08 15:55:56

I think I had 30 plus.

CountessDracula Thu 23-Oct-08 15:56:05

Do you mean lessons?

I had 6 I think

PortAndDemon Thu 23-Oct-08 15:56:23

About 80 hours of lessons, with no other practice as our [expletive deleted] insurers at the time wouldn't cover me. Everyone in my family takes ages to pass or just never manages it, though (except one of my brothers, who I suspect may be a changeling or at least a throwback).

Kathyis6incheshigh Thu 23-Oct-08 15:57:49

You had only 6 lessons Countess shock??? Are you some kind of driving genius?

PortAndDemon Thu 23-Oct-08 15:59:20

(Kathy -- have you thought about just learning/testing in an automatic? They are muchmuchmuchmuchmuch easier. Obviously then you could only drive automatics, but you could at least drive (apologies if this has occurred to you already and your last two hundred hours have been in an automatic... grin)

uptomyeyes Thu 23-Oct-08 15:59:44

24 lessons - presumably 1 hour each. I was 18 and worked all summer to pay for three lessons per week and passed in 6-7 weeks. No other practise outside of lesson - well actually I went out twice with my dad, the first time we got to the end of the road, had a row and I walked home. The second time we got to the high street, had a row and I walked home.

CountessDracula Thu 23-Oct-08 16:00:31

It wasn't hard though
and I had plenty of practise

My mum used to take me to a disused airfield from about 14 so I already knew how to drive really I spose

Kathyis6incheshigh Thu 23-Oct-08 16:01:55

Portanddemon - I am having one final bash at learning in an automatic. After many many years I think I have finally mastered gears, so I don't want to give up on a manual just yet. But if I fail this time then yes, I think I might just go for automatic!

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