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Who Should You Have Your First Driving Lesson With?

Who Should You Have Your First Driving Lesson With?
Tina Playle
  • On May 3, 2018

Getting behind the wheel and having your first driving lesson can be incredibly daunting. So daunting that some learner drivers may prefer to have their first driving lesson with a family member, or friend, as opposed to a driving instructor.

But is this a wise decision? We’ve weighed up the pros and cons so you can make the right decision for yourself.

Learning to Drive with a Friend or Family Member

Having a family member or friend help you out when learning to drive isn’t uncommon, in fact it can be hugely beneficial in helping you prepare for your driving test.

Click here to read more on how private practice can help you pass your driving test.

Some new learner drivers find the concept of their first driving lesson intimidating, and instead opt in for someone closer to home to help them out with it.

If you’re feeling nervous about driving, having someone familiar next to you can make the world of difference.

However, sometimes it can be even more distracting. It’s important to know (though we love them a lot) not all mums and dads are professional driving instructors. The potential downside to having a relative or friend in the passenger seat is that they might not know how to deal with a first-time driver.

What the professionals advise for your first driving lesson

On our Twitter page, a few of our driving instructor followers weighed in on the matter:



We even hosted a poll which was pretty conclusive:


The final verdict

It’s clear that the most common thing to do for your first driving lesson is to seek the help of a driving instructor, but the final decision is down to you.

If having your first driving lesson with a close friend or family member makes you more relaxed, then go for it!

With InsureLearnerDriver, you can get practising outside of driving lessons from just £2 a day*.

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