Learning to Drive in Chingford
Learning to drive in Chingford can be very exciting and challenging. However, before you begin this challenge you must be in possession of a provisional driving licence. This is available from the DVLA by compleating the D1 form which is available online and at major Post Offices.
The Theory Test
In order to obtain a UK driving licence, the learner driver must pass a theory test followed by a practical driving test. You can book your theory test three months before your 17th birthday. However, you cannot actually take your theory test until you are actually 17 years old. The nearest theory test centre to Chingford is 253 High Street, Ilford, IG1 1NE.
The theory consists of two different tests which are taken at the same time. The first test is the multiple choice and the second, the hazard perception test. Both tests must be passed together. The pass mark for the multiple choice is 86%. Therefore you will need to answer 43 questions correctly out of the 50 asked. The pass mark for the hazard perception is 44 out of 75. If you have a learning difficulty, you can request extra time to do the test. However, this needs to be done at the time of application.
Male and Female Driving Instructors in Chingford
Some learner drivers feel more comfortable in the company of a female driving instructor. They believe that a female instructor will be gentle calm and patient. However, other learner drivers prefer to be pushed and challenged to go that one step further.
However, using a female driving instructor in Chingford does not necessarily mean that you will get a patient and gentle instructor. You could request 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.
Automatic & Manual Driving Lessons in Chingford
Many driving instructors in the Chingford area will have a manual car. It is harder to learn to drive in a manual car and will take longer. However, if you pass your driving test in a manual car, this will allow you to drive both manuals as well as automatic cars.
There is only a handful of driving instructors in Chingford with automatic cars. Learning to drive in an automatic car is easier than a manual car and quicker. Unfortunately, the driving instructors that do have automatic cars in the Chingford area tend to charge slightly higher prices.
DTC Driving Test Services
The average waiting time for a test at the Chingford the driving test centre is well over two months. However, if you recently failed a driving test hold the international driving licence, DTC UK can guarantee your driving test in the Chingford area within two weeks or it’s totally free.
Even if you have already found short notice driving test, DTC UK can arrange an emergency driving instructor with either a manual or automatic car hire for your test. All our vehicles are fitted with dual controls and meet DVSA requirements.