FAQ

Can you learn to drive later in life?

Can you learn to drive later in life?

You can learn to drive as an older person, no two ways about it. You simply need to make sure you schedule in regular lessons, work hard, and keep that positive mindset. Getting into the right headspace before a lesson is also a big help, which is why looking after your health is important.

What is the average hours to learn to drive?

As a rule of thumb, learning to drive takes around 45 hours of professional lessons and 20 hours of practice. That could be spread out over three or four months. The trouble is, everyone is different.

What is the average age to start learning to drive?

Many people will have to go used to it as many of us are learning later in life these days that we used to. The legal age to get behind the wheel and start learning to drive is 17, however research from a survey of 1,500 participants in 2016 shows that the average age to start driving is now 26. In fact, 44\% of learners are now over the age of 25.

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Why don’t more older drivers take driving lessons?

Older drivers often have more commitments too such as managing lessons around working hours and looking after a family. Those far from the legal driving age may also have slower reactions to the hazards that occur on the roads and this can deter them from learning.

What are the requirements to be an adult driver?

Some define adult drivers as anyone 18 or older, while other DMVs deem 21 as the true age of adulthood. Regardless, in general, as an adult driver you will need to meet all or some of the following learners permit and drivers license requirements: Pass a vision test. This is standard for all new drivers regardless of age or state.

Why are older drivers so scared of driving?

Older drivers are more accustomed to being passengers or using public transport and the thought of being in control of a vehicle is frightening. The second worry for older drivers is ‘not knowing how long the process will take’.