Learner's period.

Australia
January 23, 2009 9:43am CST
Hi, i'm currently learning to drive and i would like to know how long it took you to learn before you were ready for the practical test- approximately how many lessons? I'm learning auto driving and i wanna know how i measure up to other learners. And because the lessons are getting expensive i'm trying to learn as quickly as i can.
3 responses
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I think it took me at least 6 weeks of driving before I was ready to go and take the test. I had driver's education in high school though.
• Australia
23 Jan 09
6 weeks, not bad, assuming only a few hours a week? Yea, i waited a few years before i started learning this year.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 09
I was very lucky when I took my driving lesson. It was cheap and the laws were flexible then. I only took 15 hours of lesson and I got my driving license. Now they made it compulsory to take oral test before being able to learn driving. Once you pass the oral test, you have to attend the workshop training which comprises of learning how to change the car tires and checking on motor oils and all the other stuff. Maybe a fast learner will only take one week to really know how to drive on the road before they are allowed to take the driving test. Upon passing the test the new driver is given one year probation with an 'L' sticker pasted on the windscreen of his car. That one year probation you should not have any accident otherwise you have to take another round of driving test. The cost of all these is quite high here.
• Australia
23 Jan 09
Wow, i didn't know malaysia has such strict laws . And learning to "troubleshoot" cars? hm.. that adds to a lot of time but sounds effective. Compared to all that australia is pretty straight forward learning.
• United States
23 Jan 09
This is a good question, im also in process of learn to drive, but i dont how long it takes before you actually learn to to drive, other says, you have to have 50hours of practice, is that really true? well, i think as long as you know the road and know how to use the car then thats fine..,