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Driving lessons in
Dumfries and Galloway

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At Get Licensed, we understand that learning to drive is one of the most important moments in a person's life which is why we want to make it as easy as possible to find the best driving lessons in Dumfries and Galloway.

Search instructors in Dumfries and Galloway and find the best fit for you. Whether you want automatic driving lessons, a female driving instructor or perhaps a shared taste in music.

Finding your perfect driving lessons in Dumfries and Galloway has never been easier.

How to choose the best driving instructor in Dumfries and Galloway?

All driving instructors on Get Licensed are fully qualified to ensure the highest standards of driving lesson tuition is passed on to you.

The driving instructor profile gives you information about the instructor and gives you the option to read reviews from previous learners while passing on their experiences first hand so there are no nasty surprises for you.

Did they pass first time? Was the car clean? Do they support the same football team as you? You get the drift.

How many driving lessons will I need in Dumfries and Galloway?

Research and online statistics show that most learner drivers have between 40 - 50 hours of driving lessons before they are ready to take their driving test. The number of hours it takes varies from person to person but having a local driving instructor who is the perfect fit for you can help.

Should I choose manual or automatic lessons?

Around 90% of driving licences are for manual cars. With a manual driving licence, you are able to drive automatic and manual cars but an automatic licence will only allow you to drive automatic cars. The hours it can take to pass your automatic test can be less but it is worth bearing in mind that insurance and car prices for automatic vehicles tend to be higher.

How much do driving lessons cost in Dumfries and Galloway?

The average cost for driving lessons in Dumfries and Galloway is £24. If it takes you 40 hours to learn to drive this will be at a cost of £960.

What to expect learning to drive in Dumfries and Galloway

No one knows Dumfries and Galloway better than local driving instructors.
Your driving lesson will start off on the back roads of Dumfries and Galloway in order to increase your confidence in a quiet environment.

Focusing on steering and basic car and clutch control to help you get a feel for driving. As your driving skill progresses you will encounter new challenges.

You’re driving instructor will have meticulously planned your lesson route in a purposeful way so that you experience driving through a variety of junctions, roundabouts and pedestrian crossings in a familiar and local setting.

More about Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway, council area of southwestern Scotland whose coast borders the Solway Firth, the Irish Sea, and the North Channel. It encompasses the historic counties of Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire, and Wigtownshire and a small section of Ayrshire in the west. The council area extends eastward from the Rhins—a hammer-shaped peninsula that includes the Mull of Galloway, the most southerly point in Scotland—to take in the hills and moors of Galloway Forest Park in the north and the coastal plain and river valleys in the south. Galloway is a historic region comprising the counties of Kirkudbrightshire and Wigtownshire. The area is relatively sparsely populated and encompasses mountainous forests and moorlands and a long and scenic coastline. Dairy farming and forestry are the most widespread economic activities, but service industries, including tourism, are increasingly important. Dumfries, on the River Nith near the border with England, is Dumfries and Galloway’s largest town and administrative centre. Area 2,481 square miles (6,426 square km). Pop. (2001) 147,765; (2011) 151,324.

FAQs

It’s really important to learn how to drive safely right from the beginning – bad habits are hard to break after all! Driving instructors are specially trained to teach you what you need to know to be safe on the road and pass your test. They have lots of experience and knowledge about driving, which they’ll use to help you become a confident, safe driver.

Other than yourself of course, You’re driving instructor should have already provided a written record of your progress. That record should list all the topics you need to master to drive safely for life. These include parallel parking, turn in the road (3-point turn), reversing around a corner and emergency stop. It should state precisely what stage you are up to now and it should be clear how much there is left to learn, together with any weaknesses you have which must be addressed.

You can expect such things as: Sound the horn, turn on the parking (side marker) lights, turn on the headlights, press on the brakes so they can see that the brake lights work. Also expect to: Turn on the turn signals, turn on the hazard lights
They will probably also make sure your seat belts work properly before beginning the test.  This is to ensure that your car is equipped properly for driving safely on the roadway.

 

About 40 – 50 minutes. The practical driving test includes an eyesight check and safety questions before a section of independent driving. 

You cannot fail your practical driving test for getting one or both questions wrong, but you can pick up 1 minor driving fault as a result of one or two incorrect answers, 16 or more minor driving faults, one serious or one dangerous fault will result in a test failure.

If you fail the driving test, you must wait two weeks before taking it again.

Yes! You can start driving straight away when you've passed your test. You don't need to wait for your full licence to arrive.