Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Why I Didn't Get My Driving License Sooner

I spent a long time sitting in the passenger seat before I finally booked my driving test. I think a lot of people go through the same issues, and so I wanted to highlight my story. There is no way I could live without a car these days. My family commitments mean I’m always nipping out to get shopping, going to work, or picking the kids up from school. However, there were lots of years when I had the opportunity to take my test but didn’t. Below this paragraph, I’ve listed all the main reasons for that. Hopefully, reading them will help you to avoid the same situation. Getting a driving licence is something everyone has to do at some point in their lives.

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  • I couldn’t find a good instructor

Over the years, I paid for numerous lessons from different instructors. However, none of them seemed to help me very much. It was a long time before I met a professional who had enough patience. I needed someone who was willing to take a lot of time because I was quite nervous. After many attempts, I contacted one of the top driving schools for assistance. The person I spoke to on the phone understood my concerns and put my mind at ease. Within a couple of months, I was ready to take my test and go out on the roads alone.

  • I didn’t have enough money

The lesson and test costs are usually between £500 and £1000 in total for new drivers. Even so, that is not the only expense for which you have to worry. I felt there just wasn’t enough cash in the bank to purchase a car, and then pay tax and insurance costs. As a new driver, I knew I’d end up paying thousands. Indeed, most of the quotes I obtained were higher than the vehicle’s value. That just seemed silly. So, waiting a few more years paid off in the end.

  • I didn’t have the motivation

Until my children were born, I just didn’t have enough motivation to get my licence. That is because I worked less than twenty minutes walk away from home, and I didn’t have to pick anyone up from school. So, it just made more sense to leave it a while. My motivation levels soon increased after the birth of my eldest. Now I have a licence; we can plan last minute trips, visit the seaside, or whatever we want. I thought it wasn’t fair that my partner had to do all the driving. So, I decided it was time to bite the bullet.

Now you know why I didn’t get my licence sooner, you can probably relate to some of my reasons. Those of you in the same boat should take some comfort in knowing that driving tests are not just for young people. There is nothing wrong with waiting until you need to get a car to survive. Lots of people don’t bother until their thirties or forties these days. So, there’s plenty of time if you’re still not ready. 

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