Consider using a driving school or an instructor
We know that driving lessons are quite expensive and it might be tempting to get a parent to teach you instead, but here are a few things to consider:
On average, it takes a learner driver around 45 hours of expert instruction (plus another 20 hours of private practice) to get to test standard. So, unless you’re lucky enough to have a parent who’s a driving instructor, this means it could take you longer to reach the required standard.
A qualified instructor will have taken tough practical and theory tests. They’re also regularly assessed to ensure they’re able to offer a high standard of tuition.
They’ll know exactly what you’ll be examined on in the practical and theory tests, and will be able to tailor your tuition to get you to the required standard efficiently. Importantly, they won’t teach you any bad habits that could unwittingly trip you up in the test itself.
Think about combining approved lessons with some top-up time from a willing parent. This way, you’ll get all the best driving instruction alongside some road-time practice.