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Does Private Practice Help You Pass Your Driving Test?

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by Louise Thomas

More and more learners are choosing to supplement their lessons with private practice. This includes any driving practice undertaken outside of lessons with a professional instructor. This could be with mum or dad, or any other eligible supervisor you know.

Hopping in the car between lessons helps cut the cost of learning to drive. With driving lessons costing over £20 an hour, private practice is a great way to clock up the hours behind the wheel without spending a fortune.

Saving money is always a good thing, but the goal for most learners is to pass. But does private practice help you pass your driving test? We asked our Learner Driver Insurance customers who have passed their test what they have to say.

Pass first time with Veygo

Everyone wants to pass their driving test first time. Driving lessons are expensive and so are tests, so the fewer you need, the better! On top of that, most learners are eager to finally get behind the wheel solo and enjoy the freedom of driving.

So does private practice make you more likely to pass your driving test first time? Veygo Learner Driver Insurance customers do pretty well. 65% of customers surveyed passed their driving test first time* compared to the UK first time pass rate of 46.7%. It appears there is plenty of truth in the old saying “practice makes perfect”.

We’ll get you there

Of course, not everyone passes first time. However, as a wise pop sensation once said, “it ain’t about how fast I get there”. Although, we’d argue that it is very much about the freedom waiting on the other side.

Some learners may not feel they need private practice until after they’ve failed a test, but then find it massively beneficial. The more time you spend on the roads, the more experience you’ll gain and the more road scenarios you’ll come across. If you’ve spent enough time behind the wheel, nothing should surprise you when it comes to your test. That’s why 92% of customers agree that private practice made them a more confident driver. 

You can practice driving in the rain or the dark. You’re not limited to one hour so you can spend as much time as you need nailing your manoeuvres, or acing roundabouts.

Are you next?

90% of Veygo Learner Driver Insurance customers agree that private practice helped them pass their driving test.

If you want to pass your driving test, why not consider private practice? Just make sure you’re insured before hopping behind the wheel! Our Learner Driver Insurance lets you practice in a friend or family member’s car from two hours right up to 90 days.

That means you can rope in Gran for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon, or even get three months of cover so you can hop in with Dad whenever you like. They don’t need to worry about their normal policy, because with Veygo, the owner’s insurance is completely protected. What are you waiting for? Hit the road and get ready to pass your driving test.


*Results based on a small sample of 179 respondents out of a survey of 2800 people between 14th August 2018 and 20th August 2018

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Louise Thomas

Hi I'm Louise and I'm a Marketing Executive at Veygo. I've been driving for nearly two years after several "practice" tests! I love the freedom that comes with finally having a driving licence. Road trips with my friends are the best - especially when we've got an awesome playlist going! (check out our Spotify for road trip playlists!)

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