Driving Test: When Should we be Passing?

Passing the driving test can be done at any age, we at Want Driving Lessons will tell you that this is a skill that is important, whether you are 18 or 65 years old! If you haven’t learnt to drive yet but are thinking about it, there is no better time to learn than now. But even if you have left it late to learn, you are not alone.

While some will be booking those driving lessons as soon as they hit their 17th birthday, there will be others who have decided to wait a little longer before taking the plunge. The reasons for this could be anything from financial to just not having the time to take driving lessons. It was found that around two fifths of learner drivers hadn’t begun to take lessons until they were 25 years of age and older.

The study was done by VoucherCodesPro.co.uk in 42% of 1,054 participants, haven’t yet passed their driving test and they were over the age of 25. Even more shockingly, around 1,058 drivers who were over the age of 45 were also questioned. It turns out that just 28% of these participants hadn’t passed by the age of 25 either. So leaving it till later, seems to be a trend in the UK.

The older generations were also questioned, 49% of current drivers had passed by the time they were 18. This is just some of the information that shows a lower pass rate in young people learning to drive today. But what were the reasons for such a huge decline:

Reasons why we are leaving it later…

The people who hadn’t learned to drive and passed their test were also asked why they hadn’t yet, what were the reasons that had put them off.  A large proportion of those asked said that it was simply too expensive to learn. Next on the list of answers was that nerves and anxiety played a part. Just over half of them had said that they had already failed a driving test, this had put the off from continuing.

But there were other reasons for why younger people just don’t have driving on their priorities list: Just under half said that using public transport was cheaper and much more convenient for them. This was especially the case for those living in and around London. Some said that there were other drivers in the household that they lived in so they could always get a ride when they needed one.

With the cost of living on the rise, it’s no surprise that more and more people are deciding to focus on other priorities. But driving doesn’t have to be something you avoid because of costs. Want Driving Lessons offer very competitive prices for all parts of London. Get in touch with us to find out about the offers in your area. We will even put together a price package that is perfect for your budget.

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