Look Out On The Roads - My Daughter is Learning to Drive!!!

Her driving instructer said that she is good enough to drive in a car without dual controls, so she has forced, I mean asked, me to add her onto my insurance. It has cost me,£413.50! Plus sleepless nights too! Anyways, I have taken her out twice so far, driving around empty car parks & quiet side roads, and have nearly gotten past the panicky screaming stage, nearly... I have warned her that if I have a fibro moment then SHE has to be as patient with ME as she keeps telling ME to be with HER!! Will let you know how we get on, Julie xxx

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  • Aaargh. And how vulnerable are badgers? We have no road sense you know :P

    You're not coming my way are you?

  • You're quite safe Mr Badger, we haven't driven out of the Midlands! (yet!) But I will warn you that Daughter wants to drive when we go to Cornwall on hols in August... :-O

  • I'll stay in my sett then :P

  • lol bless her, she sounds like she'l be ok, just keep her away from the woods, don't want bluebells run over :) have funxx

  • Hi Julie63

    I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? I think that is quite a good deal? I won't ask how old she is? As my wife will 'slap me one!' But my son in law, who is 27 paid nearly £1000 for his first insurance after passing his test.

    He asked me why I thought it was so expensive and I told him it was because he was a total plonker!

    I also want to wish her all the best of luck with her test.

    Take care

    Ken x

  • Hi ken, just typed reply to you and my phone ate it, and now it has low battery& needs charging, like me actually! Will tryand remember it when we're both fully charged! Gentle hugs, Julie xxx

  • Hi Julie63

    Bless you, don't worry!

    Take care

    Ken x

  • When I first wanted to learn to drive, my dad brought home some L-plates......the 2ft high ones (that also clearly state Driver Under Instruction) that he used at work for teaching people to drive buses!!!! I did laugh and slap him too! After 1 lesson (with proper L plates) I decided I wasn't ready to learn to drive just then, so I waited a few years and was much more prepared second time round.

  • Hi lucyhobbit, lol, good job you could see the funny side! Glad to hear you felt more prpared second time, hugs. Julie xxx

  • Insurance for a newly pass is much higher than for a learner as they are on their own. Do pass plus as that gives you one years no claim bonus. think about restrictive driving, a 17 year old died as he was hurrying to get home before the curfew.

    After having my father sit beside me when I was learning we let ours learn 100% with a professional. much less stressful.

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