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    Default Anyone learning to drive?

    Hi!
    Just wondering if anyone else is learning to drive? I thought this might be a good spot for a bit of encouragement, tips and motivation.

    So me,

    I went for my first lesson with an instructor last week. I have lots of practicing to do! (I won't mention running into the roundabout.)
    But I am very nearly 32 and have held my L's since I was 18. I've had to renew them like 3 times.
    I am finding I am needing a license to get ds to preschool on rainy days. I want to do the grocery shop through the week so we have more time as a family on weekends. There are things I can't take ds too because i can't get him there. Its not fair that he misses out because of me.
    So license it is.
    Getting someone to watch the kids and another to go driving with me is such a big ask. I am very lucky to have wonderful in laws.

    Hoping there are others in the same boat! (or car, lol!)

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    Good for you! My DP is learning to drive too, despite also having his Ls since his early 20s. It's something you just have to be ready for, and that comes at different times for all of us!

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    I am too!! I getting towards to back end of my twenties and still am on my L's my problem is I'm so terrified of driving. I have the same issues though and its not fair on my dd.

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    I'm learning. I'm 32 and got my L's in March this year.

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    I am too. I actually went for my P's yesterday because my L's expire (again) on Sunday and DF said I may as well try. He booked it last week so this week I've been practicing as much as possible with 2 kids at home and getting people to stay with them while I go.

    My confidence driving has really improved but I failed on the parallel park. It was right after we started the test and I was so nervous I forgot to reverse before turning in. The rest of the test was good except when I missed a red arrow. I didn't turn on it but only because he said something

    Now plan is to renew my L's again and practice parking and not feel pressured to get them before I'm ready.

    I really want to be able to drive the kids to the drs when I need to or take them out for a fun day. DS1 is 5 and I know he misses out on a lot because I don't drive.

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    I'm not learning to drive at the moment but thought I would add my story! I got my L's the day I turned 16, and was determined to go for my P's the day I turned 17.....till I had a few minor problems (getting honked at for changing lanes too slowly, reversing into a fence at a low speed - no damage caused) and I lost all my confidence. 10 years later I finally got the courage up to go for my P's and got them! My stepdad booked me an instructor, I told the instructor I've been driving for 10 years, I know all the basics so just teach me what I need to pass the test. In nsw they don't do a reverse park in the test, so I told him not to teach me, it would have been info overload lol. He taught me reverse parallel park, and all the things they look for in the test, there is lots of little things I didn't even know! Hopefully your instructor is clued up on these too, I downloaded the RMS guide that the testers use and that really helped too. Good luck, if I can do it anyone can!

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    I'm starting the process! Being from overseas, I never needed to learn and here I feel I really need a car! I'm 34, just started studying for my Ls... The best part is, in vic, since I'm over 21, only need to have them for 6 months until I try for the Ps! Hopefully I'll have the Ps before this bub comes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cecy View Post
    I'm starting the process! Being from overseas, I never needed to learn and here I feel I really need a car! I'm 34, just started studying for my Ls... The best part is, in vic, since I'm over 21, only need to have them for 6 months until I try for the Ps! Hopefully I'll have the Ps before this bub comes!
    Yay! So many people learning!

    I had a try today. Reversed paralleled into the curb. Then forgot to take it out of reverse before taking off and mounted the curb. Sigh. I knew my daughter would be getting sleepy so I made an excuse and we went home.

    So there is no reverse 45 on the test? I can somewhat do those.

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