ChatterBank3 mins ago
i am 42 yrs old I have had 4 driving lessons and am terrified of being on the road. Does anyone know of a way I can quickly pass my test I was thinking of some off road lessons to build up my confidence behind the wheel before I go on the road
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Look for schools / instructors who advertise as specialising in "nervous" pupils.
Re: intensive courses, I do disagree somewhat. When I initially learnt to drive, I found that a week's gap between sessions meant that I had a whole week to worry about the next lesson. Also found that I'd just start to build up my confidence during a lesson towards the end of the hour & then it'd be time to go home. So, I had an intensive course, run by BSM, and this consisted of 4 hour sessions over 1 week. Personally, I found this concentrated attention and practice far more useful.
I passed my test at the end of it - and have never had an accident in 15 years. Admittedly, I wasn't a complete novice when I took it though.
Of course you're scared of the road - you've only had a few lessons!
Do you have a trading estate near you? These are traditionally full of learner drivers crawling along at 5 miles an hour with a terrified parent/spouse in the passenger seat. I used to go on a Sunday and on weekday evenings and it was great.