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Y'know, like learning to drive/ finishing off the second half of your lessons in a week. Good idea ?
Although it was really more of a 4-day weekend, residential course thing. 5 hours tuition per day and a test at the end. I failed the test with no minor faults and one major (cut a cyclist up on my way back to the test centre, gigantic un-lol) and then went back a few weeks later for a re-test and passed.
It was good for me, helped me iron out a lot of little mistakes and was more relaxed than how I'd been learning previously (in rush hour, in London, tired after work).
Although she could drive afterwards, she couldn't park her car in the garage under her apartment building and had to get her dad to come round and take her car in and out of her space whenever she used it.
In theory it's a great idea. But some companies who offer this kind of package neglect to tell you *where* you may be tested. It's all well and good learning to drive, but a huge part of learning to pass your test is knowing the area, how to deal particularly dodgy roundabouts etc. There are companies out there however who, due to the nature of an intensive course, will book the next available date for a test, regardless of whether it's the one you've been driving around on lessons or not.
So I'd just make sure you are guaranteed a test in your own area when you're booking.
i'll be sure to grill them about this, thanks
The forth time I failed my driving test was after a 4 day intensive course.
Went to Southend of all places to take it. Strongly disliked the guy teaching me, which didn't help. Anyway, it was my worst attempt at trying to pass. At one point the instructor stopped marking me and was just staring like she couldn't believe someone this fucking crap at driving was actually taking a test. Several times I was tempted to stop, get out of the car and walk off.
I've opted for a semi-intensive 2 week course, and I can add lessons on the end if I don't feel ready. Sounds like a horrible test scenario right there
It just wasn't right for me. Plus it was during a time I didn't actually want to drive and was being pressured into doing it, which made me hate doing it as well. Going into it with a negative attitude reflected so, so badly.
I passed 4 years ago anyway (on my 7th attempt) in Bedford of all places.