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Krysta
02-13-2010, 07:53 PM
Ok normally you get your license for the first time as a teen.
Now for those who wait later in life to do it for what ever reason, where is the best place to learn?

I think the older you are when you get it the more nervous you are.

1337
02-13-2010, 07:54 PM
Young drivers. There is other programs other than beginners.

Super Gram
02-14-2010, 10:18 AM
I think Driving School is the best way

dancingqueen
02-14-2010, 11:05 AM
I waited till I was older, and went to Howsen's... Ithink I'm a better driver for waiting

IMHO
02-14-2010, 04:27 PM
Our Driving School has very caring people...they are across from the police station.

CANDY_74
02-14-2010, 04:35 PM
Whats the cost usually for the lessons? I know its $125 for the beginners....

Im also going to get my beginners this year and don't really want to wait the full year to get my G2..I just want to wait the 8mths...

Dragonfly
02-14-2010, 04:40 PM
I need to get mine for the field I am going into but I really dont want to. I have the whole "Im the only one on the face of the earth who will never learn to drive" syndrome. I do it to myself

IMHO
02-15-2010, 10:18 AM
The cost is about 600 bucks and includes inclass sessions and 10 hours of actually driving a car provided by the driving school.

Chester Field
02-15-2010, 10:21 AM
I have a friend who didn't get hers until she was in her 30s. She swears by driving school for confidence and ability. She had her beginners a buch of times before, but was always too nervous until she went to drivers ed.

Muse
02-15-2010, 11:02 AM
I was in my mid 20's and went to Howson's and did private classes vs the group classes (to avoid being in a class full of teenagers lol) and they were great. It was really laid back and I was taught a lot of important skills that have probably saved my ass on more than one occasion!

Dragonfly
02-15-2010, 12:46 PM
I was in my mid 20's and went to Howson's and did private classes vs the group classes (to avoid being in a class full of teenagers lol) and they were great. It was really laid back and I was taught a lot of important skills that have probably saved my ass on more than one occasion!

Was it more money in comparison to group?

Giggle Squirt
02-15-2010, 12:59 PM
I went to our driving school when I was 16. I also went back for a refresher lesson the day before I took my G. It was like 60 or 70 for an hour lesson.

Muse
02-15-2010, 01:27 PM
Was it more money in comparison to group?

I don't remember the exact numbers, but it was less than $100 difference.

Dragonfly
02-15-2010, 01:30 PM
Cool thanks :0)

Barry Morris
02-15-2010, 03:18 PM
I knew I read this somewhere.

http://www.iforum.umontreal.ca/ForumExpress/Archives/vol3no2en/article01_ang.html

“In Ontario,” the researcher's article states, “drivers aged 16 to 19 years who took driving courses had a 45% higher collision rate than the group that did not take a course.”

Clovis 888
02-16-2010, 12:21 AM
I knew I read this somewhere.

http://www.iforum.umontreal.ca/ForumExpress/Archives/vol3no2en/article01_ang.html

“In Ontario,” the researcher's article states, “drivers aged 16 to 19 years who took driving courses had a 45% higher collision rate than the group that did not take a course.”

So what you are actually saying is that they had a 55% LOWER collision rate. Which is Good.

IMHO
02-16-2010, 08:10 AM
A teacher can teach the driver ed course...but are those students listeneing? I suspect a lot of those 16 year olds think they are smarter than the teacher and feel they know all there is to know. Also...once they get the license...they drive the way THEY WANT TO...not as the teacher trained them. Its not the driving schools fault.

Barry Morris
02-16-2010, 08:51 AM
So what you are actually saying is that they had a 55% LOWER collision rate. Which is Good.

Can't you actually read??

Barry Morris
02-16-2010, 08:53 AM
A teacher can teach the driver ed course...but are those students listeneing? I suspect a lot of those 16 year olds think they are smarter than the teacher and feel they know all there is to know. Also...once they get the license...they drive the way THEY WANT TO...not as the teacher trained them. Its not the driving schools fault.

Probably get over confident, on top of their natural tendency to feel invulnerable.

So if they drive the way they want anyway, why waste your bucks getting your kid through driving school??

And BTW, the insurance saving doesn't cover the cost of the schooling BTDT.

Chester Field
02-16-2010, 09:41 AM
She was asking for someone later in life than 16 who is nervous. Hardly a waste of money for someone interested enough to ask for a place.

Dragonfly
02-16-2010, 11:16 AM
Probably get over confident, on top of their natural tendency to feel invulnerable.

So if they drive the way they want anyway, why waste your bucks getting your kid through driving school??

And BTW, the insurance saving doesn't cover the cost of the schooling BTDT.

Maybe not but everyone I know who took driving school has lower insurance to start than those who did not.

Giggle Squirt
02-16-2010, 11:40 AM
My lower insurance rate was less then 100$ a year for full coverage. Once I added rmk to my insurance who also went to driving school my insurance went up 300$ a year because he is a male under 25. Go figure. SO the "savings' from going to driving school went right out the window.

IMHO
02-16-2010, 11:46 AM
Many parents do not feel they want the responsibility of teaching thier own kids how to drive. Not everyone is comfortable doing that. Therefore driving schools play a big part in teaching a person how to drive correctly. I think driving lessons should be mandatory before you get your g2 license.