Total cost of learning to drive

March 3, 2015

There are so many things you need to take into consideration when learning to drive with a professional, legally and without any hassle. However it require a lot of money from applying for your provisional licence to passing your practical test. Let’s take a look what the total cost of learning to drive is!

Learning to drive isn’t cheap – and we’ve come up with an average cost that can run into the thousands. Scroll down to see how the cost of learning to drive breaks down to help prepare yourself.

1) Provisional driving licence : £34

Even before you can get yourself behind the wheel of a car, you have to apply for a provisional driving licence that costs on average £34, which gets automatically converted into a full licence when you pass your test.

In October 2014, the prices for a provisional licence was reduced from £50 to £34 for online applications and £43 for postal applications.

Click here to apply for your provisional driving licence

2) Driving Theory Test : £24

Driving theory test prices have been reduced from £31 to £24 for both cars and motorbikes.

You must pass your driving theory test before you take your practical driving test.

Statistics show that females are around 6% more likely to pass their theory driving test than males.

Click here to book your driving theory test

3) Practical Test : £110

Driving practical tests costs £62 on weekdays and £75 for weekday evenings and weekends.

Normally, driving instructors charge for 2 hours worth of driving lessons and give you an hour practice before the test. The average lesson fee costs around £24.

Total cost of lessons : £1,128

The DVSA (Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency) says, on average learner drivers require 47 hours professional driving lessons and 22 hours of private practice before they pass their practical test. This means the average cost of lessons can equate to around £1,128 based on the average £24 per lesson and a total 47 hours.

Statistics says, males are around 6% more likely to pass their practical driving test than females.

Click here to book your practical driving test

After passing the test, car insurance is the biggest concern for young drivers as on average it can cost above £1,217. It means the total cost of learning to drive including the first years insurance can easily equate to£2,325 if you are lucky enough to pass first time.

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