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The Cost of Getting Your Driving Licence.


The freedom that comes with being a qualified driver is fantastic and exciting, but it does come with a price tag.
It’s important to know exactly where your money will go during the process of learning to drive, so we’ve listed the key costs.

Your provisional licence



This is the first step.
Having this licence allows you to learn to drive on the public highway, and is a requirement for taking your practical test.
Cost: £34 if you pay online, or £43 if you apply by post

Driving lessons



You can only start lessons if you have the provisional licence.
Lesson prices vary from instructor and location, however the average cost for a driving lesson in the UK is around £24, according to the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
Generally speaking, it can often work out cheaper to purchase lessons in bulk as you will most likely receive a discount – however, have a few lessons with your instructor beforehand to be sure they’re the right instructor for you.

Cost:
As already said, lessons vary in price depending on instructor and location.




Once again thanks very much for all you have done, i mean it when i say you made passing my test effortless TOP BLOKE!!

Nick West of Gloucester


My name is Nick West and I live in Gloucester. I chose Mike Williams Driving School because they were the only driving school that got back to me after I sent out a few texts.I got your contact number from the first page of google when i googled "Driving lessons Gloucester"I was nervous about taking driving lessons because of my age and lack of experience. Mike was friendly and calm. Never once did i feel like i was being spoken down to or judged to an impossible standard. I was expecting an irritating man who was used to spotty teenagers giving him attitude what i got was the complete opposite. a very nice bloke. Mike obviously has a lot of experience with people and that shows in all of his communications and manner. His teaching methods felt tailored to my needs. I was always impressed with his notes about previous lessons and the way he always asked me what I wanted to focus on. Mike also prepared me for what to expect on my test.


Defrosting your vehicle incorrectly could leave you with a £60 fine<br />
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We’ve all seen those annoying drivers on a cold winter’s morning – scraping just enough ice from their screen to give them a ‘porthole’ for vision, but what you may not know is that anyone caught driving like that could face a £60 fine and three penalty points.<br />
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In fact, as winter rolls around again,

Defrosting your car incorrectly


Defrosting your vehicle incorrectly could leave you with a £60 fine


We’ve all seen those annoying drivers on a cold winter’s morning – scraping just enough ice from their screen to give them a ‘porthole’ for vision, but what you may not know is that anyone caught driving like that could face a £60 fine and three penalty points.

In fact, as winter rolls around again, it’s worth knowing that there are a few situations that could see you in hot water if you’re not aware of them – the act of ‘portholing’ is just one of them.Partial vision


With police forces actively clamping down on drivers with poor vision, it was only a matter of time before the net widened to try and catch drivers that are too lazy to clear their windscreen properly before setting off.

Whilst a £60 fine and three penalty points may seem harsh for failing to clear the screen, the reality is that there’s no real difference between that and driving with poor eyesight, which carries a much stiffer penalty, it could possibly be argued that failing to clear a screen should carry a harsher penalty still.

While ‘portholing’ is a very defined term, what isn’t clear is just what that constitutes – how much of the screen should be clear? Common sense tells us that any significant obstruction to our view is dangerous, and that to take an extra few minutes to finish clearing the screen and windows is the sensible choice, but does the screen need clearing completely, or just the majority?
The Highway Code is very clear:

You must be able to see, so clear all snow and ice from all your windows
You must ensure that lights are clean and number plates are clearly visible and legible
Make sure that the mirrors are clear and the windows are demisted thoroughly
Remove all snow that might fall into the path of other road users





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Passed. Annamaria Kiss of Gloucester


My name is Annamaria Kiss and I chose Mike Williams for my driving lessons because he had the best feedback on the internet with his great customer reviews. I got his phone number from his website and gave him a call to arrange lessons.I found the experience of learning to drive much easier than I thought it would be I found Mike to be very professional



A friend of my Mum recommended Mike as a driving instructor so I chose to have my driving lessons with him I found Mike to be a very good instructor and learning to drive easier than I had expected due to his teaching and coaching I will certainly be recommending him to friends and family Thanks for everything Mike<br />
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Alex Bowkett Gloucester

Alex Bowkett of Gloucester


A friend of my Mum recommended Mike as a driving instructor so I chose to have my driving lessons with him. I found Mike to be a very good instructor and learning to drive easier than I had expected, due to his teaching and coaching. I will certainly be recommending him to friends and family. Thanks for everything Mike.

Alex Bowkett, Gloucester


Mike´s teaching methods are very calm and he explains things simply(in a good way) so you can understand what he is trying to say, it is so nice that he is so chilled as that made me feel relaxed and steady.

Cara McGrath from Gloucester


My name is Cara McGrath and I live in Gloucester.

I chose Mike Williams as my driving instructor because his website was really useful and I could tell that Mike enjoyed his job and was passionate about it! I found his contact number on his website, and I was really happy with the quick response I got.

As I have had a previous Instructor I was worried that the learning to drive experience would be the same, but it was a lot better than I expected and very happy that I swapped instructors, he made me feel so confident!




Pay As You Go 90 mins GLOUCESTER
Gloucester for lessons.
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£44.00
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10 hrs - GLOUCESTER
Structured tuition

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£280.00
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Full courses from 12 - 42 Hours
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