That first time behind a wheel is daunting and I remember it well. 17 years old and full of confidence, slipping behind the steering wheel and knowing this was the gateway to a whole new world.
Then you turn 18, fail your test 3 times and all that confidence is knocked out of you. I don’t know what it was but the thought of an exam of any kind sent me into a tizz. Knowing full well I could drive and do it confidently went out of the window as soon as that word ‘TEST’ entered the equation.
Now, at the age of 45 I am about to enter that realm again. I am hoping that with age has come the ability to put a stop to the nerves. There are so many companies out there who cater to specialist niches now too – females only, older drivers etc. One of the things I am looking forward to also is going out with my sister in her car to learn the basics again. We get on so well that I am hoping that this would help with the nerves and also give me a little more confidence behind the wheel.
What we have found is that learner car insurance is available which means I can take out specific days insurance etc depending on when we could actually go out on the road. Obviously with children now it’s not a case of being able to book appointments in advance as its bug season and the girls seem to catch everything going. With day insurance I can book it on a whim and get moving!
I really regret not sticking with it when I was younger as there was no theory test, which in itself seems to be a task and a half! Also the price is constantly going up, not just for lessons but the theory, test and costs of running a car too so I think its best that I get on with it and do it sooner rather than later!