Driving lessons

Soldato
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I haven’t driven for about 12 years but me and my gf want to do a driving holiday around scotland.

Anyway i wondered how many lessons i would need to get used to it, at a guess i would say 4-5?

edit: hoping to go in october but could be next year depending on covid.
 
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hmm.. i'd say regardless of how long ago since you've driven, you should be able to pick it back up by instinct... nowt has changed in terms of starting a manual/automatic car as far as i'm aware. My uncle hadn't driven a car for over 10years, and when he came to the UK to visit, he could drive a manual car fine. His trouble mainly concerned about which side the indicators and wipers were on as they are opposite sides in HK.
 
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Had you driven at all before the 12 year gap? I passed but didn't drive at all for 8 years so needed 10 lessons (2 hrs but they were 1.5 hrs really... bad instructor but I just needed experience in a car).
4-5 will be plenty if you've driven before, after that get a car 1/2 months in advance of your trip and just drive as much as you can to get confidence to maximum.
 
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Go get an introductory lesson with a decent, qualified instructor.
They will be best placed to assess your ability and gauge your requirements. One session might be all you need, but it's a good 'check-up'.
 
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Had you driven at all before the 12 year gap? I passed but didn't drive at all for 8 years so needed 10 lessons (2 hrs but they were 1.5 hrs really... bad instructor but I just needed experience in a car).
4-5 will be plenty if you've driven before, after that get a car 1/2 months in advance of your trip and just drive as much as you can to get confidence to maximum.

yea i passed in december 07 but crashed and wrote off a car in april 08, couldn’t afford to get a new car as i was at uni and have just managed without one ever since.
 
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