Learning To Drive As An Adult

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5 Steps To Learning To Drive As An Adult

Some people don’t start learning to drive until later in life for different reasons.

Regardless of why, learning to drive as an adult doesn’t have to be intimidating or cause worry.

Any one of the countless driving instructors on the EzLicence platform will talk you through the process and make your journey as simple as possible.

By the time you’ve finished reading this blog, you’ll have discovered the five steps to passing a driver’s test to get your full licence. You’ll be more confident and ready to get behind the wheel.

Step 1: Study And Take The Practice Learners Test

Learning to drive as an adult begins with studying and taking the practice learners test.

And we have the practice learners test here for you!

Click on the test for the state in which you reside and get practising.

Also, further study should be done on the road rules manual in your respective state.

For example, if you live in Victoria, you’ll find the road rules on the VicRoads website.

Be sure to find the road rules in the state you live in by visiting your state road’s government agency website. 

Step 2: Take The Learners Test

Once you’re confident with the road rules upon studying the manual, and have taken advantage of our free learners driving test, you’re free to book your learners driving test!   

When taking the practice learners test, you want to be passing it consecutively to ensure you’re ready.

Be sure you’re well-rested the night before taking your test to give yourself the best chance at success.

Step 3: Find The Right Driving Instructor

Once you’ve passed your learner's driving test, you’re ready to find the right driving instructor that suits you.

This is where we come in an EzLicence! We make learning to drive as an adult easy for you:

  • We have over 800 verified instructors on the platform so you find the right instructor for you.
  • We have 24/7 online booking and rescheduling options (you won’t need to stress when adult-life events occur during your learn-to-drive journey – just rebook your lesson at a time that suits you).
  • You can find an instructor to take you for your driving lessons at any time that suits 
  • You can change your instructor at any time in the process (as opposed to traditional routes where you’re forced to find another driving school altogether)
  • All driving instructors on the EzLicence platform are verified and licensed: We only work with driving instructors who are appropriately licensed and have valid “working with children” credentials. This gives learners (or parents) peace of mind that you’re working with verified professionals with the right qualifications and clearances.
  • If you buy multiple lessons with us, you could be eligible to a discount. 

100,000 new learners every year take advantage of the EzLicence platform, including those like you that are learning to drive as an adult.

As many people who have undertaken learn to drive programs for adults, or learned to drive later in life, will tell you – it’s worth every penny to learn from a professional driving instructor before taking a driving test. 

We understand learning to drive as an adult is stressful enough, so we’ve done all the hard work for you on our ready-to-use platform – so you can learn to drive as an adult with ease!

Step 4: Build Up Your Hours And Confidence

Once you’ve chosen your ideal instructor, seek regular lessons with them and pay special attention to their notes.

If you find yourself in the company of a competent and experienced driver as a passenger, pay close attention to how they drive and observe the road rules.

How Long Does It Take To Learn To Drive As An Adult?

A common question we get is: “How long does learning to drive for an adult take?”

And the answer depends on how frequently you take lessons, and how naturally gifted you are as a driver.

But there are advantages to learning to drive as an adult!

For example, in New South Wales, an adult driver over 25 doesn't have to log 120 hours of driving across ten months like someone who is under the age of 25!

Be sure to check how it works in your state.

A Quick Tip For Feeling Confident On The Road

Remember this: no one is laughing at you on the road – everyone’s too busy focusing on driving and their destination!

There’s no need to feel intimidated. 

Step 5: Book The Test And Do Your Best!

Once you and your instructor are confident you’re ready for the test, it’s time to book it and go for it!

Make sure you’re well rested with 7-9 hours of sleep the night before.

Driving Lessons For Adults With Learning Difficulties

We understand that not everybody learns at the same pace.

Instructors on the EzLicence platform are:

  • Patient
  • Explain things simply
  • Answer all your questions
  • Remain calm at all times
  • Friendly

How To Learn To Drive As An Adult | Summary

The five steps to learning to drive as an adult are:

  1. Study and take the practice learners test
  2. Take the learner's test
  3. Find the right driving instructor
  4. Build up your hours and confidence
  5. Book the driver's test and do your best!

The EzLicence platform offers a user-friendly platform to help adult learners find the perfect instructor to guide them through the process, at their own pace and convenience. 

Remember: Learning to drive as an adult and passing your driving test takes time, practice, and patience.

See you on the road!

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EzLicence takes the hassle out of choosing a driving school by helping learner drivers find, compare and book verified driving instructors online.

The EzLicence online platform brings transparency, choice and efficiency to booking and managing driving instructors and driving lessons in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

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