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Why Private Practice and Driving Lessons Work in Perfect Harmony

Why Private Practice and Driving Lessons Work in Perfect Harmony
Tina Playle
  • On February 8, 2018

If you’re a learner driver, we know you want to pass your driving test as a safe and responsible driver (to avoid embarrassment and accidents on the road). We also know that you want to pass the dreaded test as soon as possible.

Here we explain the ways that private practice can enhance your driving lessons.

Cut Your Expenses When Learning to Drive

Even though there is a vast selection of great driving schools and independent driving instructors out there, you might be forgetting there might be someone in your very own home that can help you out with your driving.

The average cost of a driving lesson in the UK is now £24 an hour – a week-long learner driver insurance policy with InsureLearnerDriver costs on average £37 (this amount can vary depending on your own details). Which means you can fit as much private practice throughout the week as you need.

Private practice shouldn’t replace driving lessons, but you can use private practice to perfect all the skills you learnt in your previous driving lessons. This means you’ll use less time up in your lessons recapping everything you’ve previously learnt, allowing your driving instructor to teach you new skills.

Become a More Experienced Driver with Private Practice

You know that old saying “practice makes perfect”? If you’re struggling with a certain manoeuvre or your observations are a little rusty, the perfect opportunity to sharpen those skills is through private practice – at your own pace until you get right.

Private practice can also come in handy when getting some experience of driving in the dark. Let’s put it this way, you don’t want your first time driving in the darkness to be on your own.

When you pass your test, you want to be confident enough to have the freedom the drive anywhere at any time.

What the Instructors Say About Private Practice:

But don’t take our word for it. We asked the experts via our InsureLearnerDriver Twitter on their opinion on private practice.

“I didn’t have any private practice when I was learning but I’m sure it would have been easier if I had.“ Mo Mcbreen

“I think both lesson with an instructor and private practice go hand in hand. Well recommend the person who's taking out the student for practice, to come out for one or two lessons, so we both are on the same page in the book.”Chillax Driving

“After specific first lessons on getting a vehicle moving and importance of observation at junctions along with pupils understanding of life and death decisions .... Yes after nailing these issues its good for parental practice to take place.”Stephen Hicks 

Even our driving instructor friends in South Africa can back this up!

"Private practice boosts confidence & road sense."Joys Driving School

And we had to highlight just one of the downsides of private practice:

Well, private practice is great until your parents start use you as taxi service that’s normally were it goes down hill. Simply, if you hear the words “come on son, let’s go Tesco, your driving” be concerned.Ollie from Totally Driving

To read more about the benefits of private practice in more details, click here.

Learner Driver Insurance for Private Practice

InsureLearnerDriver is here to cover you in order for you to practice outside of your driving lessons.

Whether you want to practice in a borrowed car or your own, we make a priority to provide cover that suits you.

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