The Cost of Learning to Drive

Learning to drive can be an expensive business. Not only do you have to think about the cost of driving lessons, but also the cost of car insurance for learner drivers if the DSA's recommendation of 22 hours or private practice alongside 47 hours of professional tuition is adhered to.

However, did you know that it costs at least £141 to make one attempt at the compulsory theory and practical driving tests? This is without taking into account the cost of hiring the driving instructor's vehicle for the duration of the practical test and of course the cost of buying a provisional licence.

All in all, MoneySupermarket has calculated that it will cost the average learner driver at least £2,741to become a fully qualified motorist.

We have also taken a look at the test centres with the highest and lowest pass rates. It seems that you are most likely to pass you driving test first time if you live in Scotland, with Bradford test centre having the lowest 1st time pass rate in the country.

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