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>> No. 4171 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 3:32 pm
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Do either of you have experiences with Intensive Driving Courses?

I'm thinking of booking a couple of weeks off work especially. I want my license, but I don't currently own a car. Should I just go for it and get the test over with?
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>> No. 4173 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 4:31 pm
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I did one to get my motorbike license. It's fucking hard work. Four or five hours of driving per day is mentally exhausting when you're a learner. If you're determined to pass and have a few days of spare holiday time, I think it can be a good option. Taking normal lessons of an hour a week is a bit "two steps forward, one step back", because you spend the beginning of each lesson just getting back to where you were at the end of the last one. If you live in an urban area, it can be easier to pass by taking an intensive course out in the sticks, but you might need a couple of extra post-pass lessons to get used to city driving.
>> No. 4174 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 4:34 pm
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My missus did one and she passed first time, but she'd had years of experience of the rules of the road and general navigation as a cyclist, so I think she had a huge advantage over the average person there.

If you're relatively confident and good at learning quickly, then it's worth it. If you're not, or if you can stand to drag it out over a few months, it might be better to just have a couple of traditional lessons a week, as even though you'll end up with about the same amount of driving hours, you'll have more time to absorb the highway code stuff and perception test practice.
>> No. 4176 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 6:22 pm
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>Taking normal lessons of an hour a week is a bit "two steps forward, one step back", because you spend the beginning of each lesson just getting back to where you were at the end of the last one.

This is why I'm getting frustrated. Without my own car and a full-time job, I have no means to practice outside of lessons. It seems like a slow and tortuous process.

I haven't booked the time off, yet, but I'll bear it in mind.


I'm actually a motorcyclist on a little 125cc, and a 110cc scooter, so I've become more comfortable on the roads.

It took me a while to get over road anxiety, and I'm still not fond of fiddling about with gears, but I've got rules of the road and general navigation of my hometown learned pretty well.

I've messaged my old instructor to see about traditional lessons, she was great so I'd like to see if the option's open.
>> No. 4177 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 6:41 pm
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You're probably an ideal candidate then, since you understand the road more than most drivers anyway just by trying to stay alive on a scooter.

All you'll really be doing is getting used to a car.
>> No. 4178 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 6:42 pm
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I did both my motorbike license and car license this way - it is definitely the best!
>> No. 4179 Anonymous
10th June 2018
Sunday 10:14 pm
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My Mrs was doing a single 2 hours lesson a week for just over a month, just to get the basics down and get used to the car. Then she booked in an intensive week. She passed first time and the day she passed she booked in an advanced driving course so she could get some Motorway practice in. I do find if she wants to do something she just has an all or nothing attitude towards learning to do something. This style of learning obviously may not be for you.
>> No. 4180 Anonymous
11th June 2018
Monday 12:05 am
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Just to echo the others, go for it. I did both my A and B license that way (though A was infinitely easier thanks to being able to practice on a CBT). As you've been around on two wheels already, you should have decent road sense already which is half the battle. You'll be able to concentrate on the mechanical aspect of maneuvering the car a lot more already, even if it'll take some adjustment to how you can perceive the road around you.
>> No. 4181 Anonymous
28th June 2018
Thursday 7:27 pm
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I've been looking into DAS courses locally and it seems the going rate is £850 for five days including a CBT, or £750 for four days if you've already got one. The nearest school to me is conveniently within walking distance but it seems a bit iffy. They don't do it in five consecutive days for everything but in 3 consecutive days for a CBT and Mod 1, and then you wait a week to do the Mod 2 (just in case in you failed the Mod 1). Does that sound alright or am I better off finding a place that does it all in five days?

I've heard about this place in the midlands called Circuit Based Training where a five day DAS course is £1450. It's more than double after you factor in accommodation and travel, but apparently they train you on a race track and teach you how to corner properly. It sounds promising but I guess you could achieve the same result by doing a DAS course locally and then immediately booking in some advanced training at a more local track.
>> No. 4182 Anonymous
1st July 2018
Sunday 9:12 am
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I did a 30 hour course and passed first time with barely any prior driving experience. I'd booked a week off to do it all in go but when the instructor contacted me he advised doing no more than three hour lessons at a time (you just get bored/tired with any longer stint at the wheel) so we did some time in the weekends leading up to that week. Like has been mentioned elsewhere, if you've got prior road knowledge, I used to cycle all the time, it is a help as you have road 'sense'.

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