Should I start to learn to drive?

Starting to learn to drive can be a daunting task as it is very serious, however the rewards for owning your license (and better yet owning a car) are unmatched. You can visit friends that live far away, you are more qualified for jobs that are a little further away and you have that general freedom that you otherwise would not have!

Minimum Age

The main factor that will affect when you learn to drive is going to be your age. In the UK, the minimum age that you can start learning to drive is 17 (however you can get private experience before this age on private land).

Time Management

Most people who start learning to drive will have something else that they are doing, whether that is full-time education, part-time job or even a full-time job, therefore it is important that you book your driving lessons on a suitable time for you. Trying to get lessons on a day-off is ideal and LDrive will allow you to do just that! You can browse through each instructor and see if they are available at that time! Finding the best instructor is paramount to having good driving experience and will shape how you perform as a driver.


So, you are 17 and have a few days off every week that you are going to dedicate to driving lessons, but now you must look at the financial side of it. We all know that driving lessons are by no means cheap, but the benefits of learning to drive outweigh the negatives, especially if you can get help from your friends or family. Having a full driving license will give you something to put on your CV (that a lot of employers specifically look for) and it will allow you to look for more jobs.

LDrive allows you to look at each instructor’s price before you book them, so you can choose the cheapest option if it suits you.

Time of the year

Each season of the year has a set of pros and cons when it comes to driving that must be carefully considered before choosing: