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Getting your drivers license.

Is anyone having trouble getting the 100 hours you need to get a license if your under 25? What happens if you have no one willing or capable of teaching you? Your parents may be able to drive but are no good at passing the knowlege on and you mightn't know many people. To get all the hours through a professional would be expensive.It'd be about 6,000 dollars.

Last reply: 4th Jan 2018 / 24 replies / Post by Hilary

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CAT17

Posted by: CAT17
Posted: 29th Feb 2012

CAT17 says: Hi Hilary. To get a driving llicence it is very important to be taught correctly by someone who really understands how a car works and knows the Traffic Laws. A car can be a lethal weapon in the hands of someone who does not have the correct training, the right attitude and respect for the Law and for other drivers. It would be a good investment in your future (and a benefit for other drivers) if you were taught professionally. Yes it can be exspensive, but in the long run it could be the best money you have ever spent. Good luck and good driving! Reply

Hilary

Posted by: Hilary
Posted: 2nd Mar 2012

CAT17 says: Hi Hilary. To get a driving llicence it is very important to be taught correctly by someone who really understands how a car works and knows the Traffic Laws. A car can be a lethal weapon in the...

Hilary says: I think you are right. Thanks for your advice. Reply

CAT17

Posted by: CAT17
Posted: 2nd Mar 2012

Hilary says: I think you are right. Thanks for your advice.

CAT17 says: Hi again hilary. A driver's licence is a ticket to freedom and to be able to get there by car is something. So do invest in your future freedom and independence by getting taught to driver properly. Good luck Reply

Hilary

Posted by: Hilary
Posted: 6th Mar 2012

CAT17 says: Hi again hilary. A driver's licence is a ticket to freedom and to be able to get there by car is something. So do invest in your future freedom and independence by getting taught to driver...

Hilary says: A car does make it easier to get places and means you don't have to rely on others. If public transport was improved people wouldn't need to use their cars as much but that is another topic! A drivers license certainly is an investment in the future. Many employers require you to have a license and it makes it a lot harder to get work without one. Reply

Hilary

Posted by: Hilary
Posted: 6th Mar 2012

CAT17 says: Hi again hilary. A driver's licence is a ticket to freedom and to be able to get there by car is something. So do invest in your future freedom and independence by getting taught to driver...

Hilary says: A car does make it easier to get places and means you don't have to rely on others. If public transport was improved people wouldn't need to use their cars as much but that is another topic! A drivers license certainly is an investment in the future. Many employers require you to have a license and it makes it a lot harder to get work without one. Reply

annie

Posted by: annie
Posted: 4th Mar 2012

annie says: Hi Hilary it takes a lot of patience and time to achieve the 100 hours needed to get a licence.My husband last year taught my 21 year old son and 18 year old daughter to get their licences.It means a lot of driving around the area.Even with the lessons from a driving school it still takes its toll.Now we have an 17 and 16 year old daughter who have their learner permits so my husband has another term of teaching the kids to drive.Im useless as I worry to much when I am in the car with them so I cant or wont take them on any driving lessons Reply

Hilary

Posted by: Hilary
Posted: 6th Mar 2012

annie says: Hi Hilary it takes a lot of patience and time to achieve the 100 hours needed to get a licence.My husband last year taught my 21 year old son and 18 year old daughter to get their licences.It means...

Hilary says: It certainly does take a lot of patience and time .. for all concerned. Some people don't have anyone that can teach them and so have to just go through a Driving school to achieve all 100 hours. It is worth it in the end but it is very hard when you have very little money. Maybe it would be worth asking the Driving School to give a discount if they knew you were going to spend a lot of money with them?
4 to get help get their licenses ... your husband has a busy time., and fuel isn't cheap either. Reply

lizlucy

Posted by: lizlucy
Posted: 23rd Dec 2013

annie says: Hi Hilary it takes a lot of patience and time to achieve the 100 hours needed to get a licence.My husband last year taught my 21 year old son and 18 year old daughter to get their licences.It means...

lizlucy says: Hi Annie

I have just gone through teaching my kids. The 100 hours is stupid. In the end I faked about 40 hours on both mine kids just so I didn't have to do it anymore. But my kids did do most of the driving and they both passed first go. Reply

CAT17

Posted by: CAT17
Posted: 6th Mar 2012

CAT17 says: I taught both my daughters to drive when they were teenagers (17) and then paid for a professional instructor who knew the "ins and outs" of what the Licence Department would be watching for. Both girls passed their tests first time and only lost a point "for being a bit too causcious"? I taught the girls "defensive" driving and I think it has held them in good stead. Both are in their 30's now with little children and are good drivers. I have had my licence for 50 years and no accidents or even a "warning" I did get a parking ticket though which made me mad as I am sure I parked correctly! Careful and enjoyable driving to all out there on our roads. Reply

faerydoc

Posted by: faerydoc
Posted: 20th Mar 2012

faerydoc says: The point is not to get 100 hours being taught, it's to get 100 hours experience. You should definitely have some professional lessons, but once you are fairly confident in the car then you should be able to get some time under your belt by driving with a responsible adult (e.g. your parent) in the passenger seat - the aim shouldn't be for them to be teaching you, it should be for you to get experience with them intervening only when necessary. If you need 100 hours of tuition, I suggest you forget about getting your licence altogether - no-one needs that. Reply

Hilary

Posted by: Hilary
Posted: 21st Mar 2012

faerydoc says: The point is not to get 100 hours being taught, it's to get 100 hours experience. You should definitely have some professional lessons, but once you are fairly confident in the car then you should...

Hilary says: Good point Sharon. Reply

dave

Posted by: dave
Posted: 8th Apr 2012

dave says: its hard Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 12th Apr 2012

says: I have taught our three teenage children to drive and will no doubt teach our fourth. They have had no problems reachng the requred no of hour hours because we are in a country area and they have done much of the driving to sportng events, training, high school events, and shopping trips to larger towns. We have also done a lot of rain, nght and dirt road driving for them to gain experieince in all kinds of drivng. I even insisted they drive into a random breath test situation just to experience the process. We did give our children a session wth a driver trainer to find out if what we had been teaching them was sufficient as well and whether we needed to work on any areas or change any habits. Reply

felixthecat

Posted by: felixthecat
Posted: 27th Apr 2012

felixthecat says: My son was fortunate in that I drive around 50,000 km per year with work. So school holidays combined with the fairly odd day off school saw him log well in excess of the required 100 hours easily. We did of course throw in some pro lessons to tidy up bad habits (possibly acquired from me lol).

He passed his test first go no problem whatsoever. He did have some prior skill and experience as I did teach him some driving skills early on, off public roads etc. which I think was a big help. He did the intro defensive driving or awareness course as a learner also and we are currently trying to arrange a time to get him into the next level course at Mt Cotton in Brisbane. Reply

khajiit02

Posted by: khajiit02
Posted: 25th Jun 2012

khajiit02 says: iv been on my L's since i was 16 9 months, im almost 20 now and havent gotten my p's still cause my dad is a police officer and works everyday and theres no time for me to do any driving with him, im on a centrelink benifit aswell and that just supports me to do my weekly things, if there was some sort of programm by the RTA to help young drivers with there hours that cant afford to pay the big bucks to go to driving schools on a daily or weekly basis, then it would help alot of us out in getting P1 Licence Reply

MikeT

Posted by: MikeT
Posted: 25th Jul 2012

MikeT says: Licence is spelled thus in this country. "License" is American. Reply

amy

Posted by: amy
Posted: 19th Aug 2012

amy says: im having that problem im a 19 year old single mum i dont live with my parents i have my own place driving lessons are SO expensive my parents refuse to teach me its driving my crazy i have just got a little car but my parents still arent kenn on teaching me :( Reply

Tibetan Spaniel

Posted by: Tibetan Spaniel
Posted: 23rd Jul 2013

Tibetan Spaniel says: In Victoria it is 120 hours but there is a program called the L to P which is run by local Community Organisations for people who can't get someone to teach them. Maybe your local Police or Council could tell if your has such a program. Reply

Rossissmellingtheroses

Posted by: Rossissmellingtheroses
Posted: 2nd Oct 2013

Rossissmellingtheroses says: My suggestion is to have some professional lessons, then join a volunteer organisation who uses vehicles(your own), as you may not be permitted to use theirs. Then, get your hours being accompanied by a licenced other volunteer driver. Reply

PGS

Posted by: PGS
Posted: 30th Dec 2013

PGS says: I have a cousin that just got her L plates...
When I do a long trip, I offer to let her come & add to her hours. This also means I don't have to do all the driving.
She has done Sydney - Swansea return & Heatherbrae - Forster - Heatherbrae (via Bucket's Way) in the past month.

This is good for her as she gets to try different road types.

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Hol94

Posted by: Hol94
Posted: 30th Jan 2014

Hol94 says: YES! ME! i've had my L's for 4 years now because my parents arent around. I saved my butt off bought a car for myself and met a nice boy who has been taking me for lessons. if you literally have no one put an add on gumtree or something. If your in NSW theres a safer drivers course that takes 20 hours off your log book. it goes for 3 hours then a 2 hour driving lesson. it costs about $150. and in nsw if you do 1 hour with an instructor it counts for 3 hours. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 12th Feb 2014

says: THIS IS SO TRUE! Many young people i know are lying about the number of hours they have completed under supervised driving whilst on their L's. How can you be sure anyone has fully completed the 100 hours under supervision? Reply

Faleono

Posted by: Faleono
Posted: 15th Feb 2014

Faleono says: Getting a drivers Licence is not easy.You can spend a lot money on getting your license or otherwise your parent continue to pass on the experience to you.As long you get your license it is important to be a good and a smart driver because you're holding life of the passenger and other road users. Reply

PGS

Posted by: PGS
Posted: 4th Jan 2018

PGS says: I have no kids (happily). When my cousin's kids where doing their L's, I would take them (separately) when I had day trips to so. Sydney to Forster via The Bucketts Way was entertaining.
I'd do it for others if it is practical. Reply

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