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Nowadays, people are often put off by the high prices of driving lessons, and often resort to other methods of learning. 

So that begs the question, is it worth investing in driving lessons?

Well, we are here to discuss the benefits of driving lessons, as well as driving experience from peers. 

In order to give you a better understanding of what it is you want to do.

Driving Instructors

We will start off by discussing the benefits of driving instructors compared to peers.

It goes without saying that driving instructors are obviously trained to help you learn how to drive and are therefore generally better equipped when it comes to teaching you.  If they’re situated around a test center, they’re also used to the roads around where you’re likely to be learning.

It goes without saying that driving instructors are obviously trained to help you learn how to drive and are therefore generally better equipped when it comes to teaching you.  If they’re situated around a test center, they’re also used to the roads around where you’re likely to be learning.

This also means that they are always aware of the laws, manoeuvres and general driving practices that should be kept to a high standard.

However, with your peers, you will often find that because they have been without supervision for a prolonged period of time, some of their skills may have been forgotten or used less frequently.

More importantly, you might find that friends and family have got into bad habits that they can easily pass on to you.

In addition to instructors being trained, their cars are specifically designed to keep you safe when learning to drive. 

This is because their cars have pedals on the passenger side. Meaning if you accidentally make a mistake, then the instructor can simply use his pedals to safely control the car.

Whereas in a regular car, you’ll need to be informed to brake or press the clutch which adds an extra delay before you can take action to help prevent a problem.

An additional benefit to using a driving instructor is that you don’t need to pay for insurance. 

If you are using a friend’s car, or your own, you will need to ensure that you are insured on the vehicle you are driving, which is an expense that you can avoid with lessons.

Driving Peers

One of the biggest benefits of driving with friends and family is that there is far less pressure involved as you will feel more comfortable with them.

This can make it easier for you to learn as you will be less worried about the whole experience.

Another bonus to driving with friends is that they will often have more experience on the roads around your area as these are roads they frequently use.

It also means that they can give advice on what to expect on said roads.

As well as all this, if you drive with peers, it means that you can actually use your own car.

If you decide to stick with a driving instructor, it means that you will get used to their car, and when you pass your test, you will then have to learn how to drive your own car.

While it will be relatively similar, doing this will take a bit of practice before you feel completely comfortable with your car.

Choice

Hopefully, this has given you some insight into how each learning method can benefit you. 

And while there is no strict right or wrong way to go about it, we do suggest you try both to see which works best for you.

This way you stand the best chance at learning as comfortably and quickly as possible.