Learning to Drive in Wanstead
Whether you are 17 years old or your 70 years old, learning to drive in Wanstead can be very exciting with the thought of no more buses, freedom and the open road. However, it can also be challenging. Firstly, the learner must ensure that they have a valid provisional and then study for hours in order to pass the theory test.
The Theory Test in Wanstead
There are several theory test centres within easy reach of Wanstead. The nearest ones being 253 High Street, Ilford, IG1 1NE and 3 Quebec Wharf, 14 Thomas Road, E14 7AF. Many learner drivers in Wanstead prefer to pass their theory test before even starting driving lessons. Once passed, it is valid for two years. The learner than must pass their practical within this period or retake the theory test. However, this is not compulsory and you are free to start your driving lessons without even booking a theory test. Some people feel it helps them understand the theory better.
Learning to Drive with Parents/ Friends
Most learner drivers in Wanstead prefer to take driving lessons from an instructor. However, you are free to learn with friends, family members or colleagues. However, strict rules must be followed. Firstly, the person supervising you must have held his or her full license for at least 3 years and be over the age of 21. Secondly, the car must be fitted with L-plates, taxed, MOTed, and insured for the learner driver. You can be disqualified from driving for having no insurance.
If you decide to start learning to drive without an instructor, bear in mind, you will not have the added safety of dual controls. Therefore, it is best to start off in an empty car park. Make sure you are aware of where all the controls are before moving onto a public road.
Choosing a Driving Instructor in Wanstead
There are several things to take into account when choosing an instructor. The majority of people learn to drive in a manual car. However, it’s possible to take lessons in an automatic car, which is usually easier to drive. If you pass in a manual you can drive both legally. However, if you pass in an automatic, you will be restricted to automatics only.
Choose a driving instructor that is fully qualified and Approved by the DVSA. All Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) must display a Green Badge in the front windscreen of the tuition vehicle. Trainee instructors will display a Pink Badge. If no badge is displayed, the instructor may be teaching illegally.
Emergency Driving Test at Wanstead
The Wanstead Practical Driving Test Centre is extremely popular amongst learners in London and this is reflected by the high waiting time for a test appointment. If you have recently failed a driving test, DTC UK can guarantee you an earlier test in the Wanstead area within 2 weeks or it’s free. We have emergency driving instructors with automatic and manual dual control car hire available at just 48 hours notice.