Learning to Drive in Barking
Before you can even consider learning to drive in the Barking area, you must hold a provisional driving licence. You can apply for your provisional driving licence three months before your 16th birthday. However, you cannot start driving until your 17th birthday. The only exception to this rule is if you are in receipt of applied for disability benefit at the higher rate.
Learning to Drive with Parents/ Friends
Once you have your provisional driving licence, you may start learning to drive. Most people in Barking will choose to learn to drive from either an independent driving instructor or a driving school. However, this is not compulsory. You may choose to learn to drive with your parents, a family member or even a friend.
By law, it is a criminal offence for anyone to take money in return for driving lessons unless they are either a qualified driving instructor or a licensed trainee instructor. You may report any person who charges you for driving lessons (that is not an instructor) to the DVSA.
Male and Female Driving Instructors in Barking
When choosing a driving instructor, you will also need to decide whether you would prefer to learn from a male or a female driving instructor. You might prefer to learn to drive with a female driving instructor in Barking if this keeps your nerves at bay and you feel more comfortable in a female’s company. In the same way, some learner drivers will feel more comfortable with a male company.
Some learner drivers would prefer if a driving instructor was gentle calm and patient. However, others like to be pushed and challenged to go that one step further. Using a female driving instructor in Barking does not necessarily mean that you will get a patient and gentle instructor. You could pass the driving instructor for a list of some of their past pupils. In this way, you will find out about the instructor’s past experience before writing them off because of their gender.
DTC Driving Test Services Barking
DTC UK is able to provide qualified driving instructors for weekly driving lessons or intensive courses in the Barking area. We have both automatic and manual dual control cars available at short notice.