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    did u get pro lessons to learn to drive? soley or did a parent/spouse etc take you out as well?


    if u just got paid lessons, how many did u need to get your licence?


    DH's family didnt have a car when he learned, he got 10 paid lessons and got his p's first time..


    since DH got his job, there hasn't been enough time in the day (between therapy appointments for the kids n him working double shifts on certain days) to take me. so i guess i just need to rely on paid lessons, wondering how many its gonna take!

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    All depends on what state you are in?

    I know in qld if under 25 you have to complete a log book of 100 hours and hold it for at least a year.

    I think if over 25 you don't have to do the log book but have to hold it for a year.

    Up here each 1 hour paid lesson equates to 3 log books hours.

    I also know that there is an option you can do where you wrote a letter explaining that you need your license because of such and such do you are unable to complete the log book or hold it for x amount of time and in some cases they grant it, it's called a hardship license, i know this because a 20yr old friend of mine is single an pregnant with twins so needed her license and they granted it for her but you can't find info online, you have to call to enquire about it and find the details out

    Good luck!

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    I had 5 just before I went for my P's. My sister got the same.

    Other than that parents & grandparents taught us.

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    Yep! I had a few lessons with my DH in the early days, but he soon realized that we had two choices: continue the lessons and divorce/die, or get professional lessons instead.

    I had about 35 hours of pro lessons, and I got my P's first time.

    Bear in mind though, that I was learning 8kms from the centre of Sydney, AND I had a massive phobia of driving, so it no doubt took me a LOT longer than most people to feel confident.

    I can't recommend pro lessons enough ... Mine were the best investment I've ever made in myself.

    Good luck DiamondEyes!

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    thank you for the replies everyone

    im in NSW and over 25. according to the RTA website:


    From 19 December 2009 drivers who are aged 25 years and over and hold a current learners licence are exempt from completing the Learner Driver Log Book and any tenure requirement.


    so i think i dont need to have it for 12 months prior to going for my P's??

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    I had lessons once a week for 6 months which was expensive but I think it was a really good investment in my learning to drive.

    DH also took me driving for practice and we certainly had a few arguments while he was doing that! Most of our arguments were over me feeling like all DH was doing was pointing out the stuff I wasn't doing well/properly but I needed to hear about the things I was doing well/improving on too. The professional lessons gave me the encouragement I needed to know I was improving while also teaching me stuff.

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    You are correct! You can go for your P's as soon as you feel comfortable doing so

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    I have no idea how many lessons I got - around 10 though.

    I hardly drove any other time... nobody would take me, or when they did, they were so annoying.

    I think it's better to go with a proper instructor... they know the actual road rules, know the kinds of things to say to help it "sink in," etc... no way would I rely on someone else. People develop bad habits and forget road rules. They don't know how strict they'll be on your test and often freak out about stupid things and make you nervous.

    (I'm in Qld, but was over 25 when I got it - thus meaning no log-book was required. I think I still had a minimum period I had to hold my Ls for though... but I didn't take much notice because I had taken my sweet time already... lol. I think it's about 6 months or 1 year).

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    I got a few lessons just before my test to unlearn all the bad habits my teacher (mum) had taught me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlily View Post
    I got a few lessons just before my test to unlearn all the bad habits my teacher (mum) had taught me.
    professional lessons should be compulsory the dollars of real lessons is nothing compared to the dollars/potential lost in road toll


 

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