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Driving lessons in
West Lothian

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Instructors serving West Lothian

Verified Instructor
  • £25 an hour
  • 2011 PEUGEOT 308
  • automatic
  • 9+ years
Verified Instructor
  • £27 an hour
  • 2017 MINI Hatch
  • manual
  • 7+ years
Verified Instructor
  • £27 an hour
  • 2018 MAZDA Mazda3
  • manual
  • 3+ years




Find your perfect driving lessons with Get Licensed

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 West Lothian.

Search instructors in West Lothian 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 West Lothian has never been easier.

How to choose the best driving instructor in West Lothian?

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 West Lothian?

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 West Lothian?

The average cost for driving lessons in West Lothian 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 West Lothian

No one knows West Lothian better than local driving instructors.
Your driving lesson will start off on the back roads of West Lothian 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 West Lothian

West Lothian, council area and historic county, southeastern Scotland, on the southern shore of the River Forth estuary and the Firth of Forth just west of Edinburgh. The council area and historic county occupy somewhat different areas. The historic county borders the Forth from Bo’ness to the mouth of the River Almond just west of Cramont. It extends southwest across a lowland area between the Rivers Avon and Almond. West Lothian council area encompasses most of the historic county, with the exceptions of the area around Bo’ness, which lies within the Falkirk council area, and the area along the Forth around South Queensferry, which lies within the council area of the city of Edinburgh. West Lothian council area also incorporates a portion of the historic county of Midlothian that extends south of the Almond to the crest of the Pentland Hills.

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.