How to continue learning to drive in lockdown
November 3, 2020
The effects of Covid-19 have been spread far and wide in 2020, reaching learners up and down the country. With days to go until a second strict lockdown in England, we are helping learners continue their driving education in different ways.
What does Covid-19 mean for those learning to drive in lockdown?
As we approach the second national lockdown in England on the 5th of November 2020, more complications for learners have resurfaced.
The DVSA (Vehicle & Driver Standards Agency) has just announced that all driver and rider training in England has been suspended until the 2nd of December. As well as all driving tests, including theory tests. The DVSA has announced they will be contacting those with a test booked to reschedule in due course.
We want to stress how important it is that you don’t let this deter you from your dreams and aspirations. Just because your test may have been cancelled, it doesn’t mean you won’t ever pass your driving test. If anything, it gives you more time to prepare for the real thing, so you’ll go into the test with confidence in your ability.
Please refer to the DVSA for the official advice on learning to drive in lockdown and appropriate advice on precautions to take once they restart.
For full lockdown restrictions, please visit the government website.
Can I continue learning to drive in lockdown?
One way that you can continue learning to drive is to practice privately. This means you can practice your driving with someone within your household. This will keep your driving skills sharp through lockdown. As well as increasing your chances of passing your driving test when you can finally take it!
It’s no surprise that we are massive advocates for private practice. After all, the more you practice, the better chance you have of passing as an overall safer driver.
As with doing anything in lockdown, common sense is an important factor. Drive locally and never with anyone outside of your household. If you don’t feel well, skip the private practice for a few days until you feel better.
Using technology at home
Just because you can’t get behind the wheel as easily in lockdown, doesn’t mean you have to stop all together! If you haven’t completed your theory test, now is the perfect time to get revising! Go beyond the books and download one of the many theory test apps.
If you have already passed the theory, why not brush up on your manoeuvres on YouTube? There are lots of instructors who upload video content to help learners all over the country.
We also have plethora of articles you can read to help you with your driving skills:
Learner Driver Insurance from InsureLearnerDriver
If you haven’t done any private practice yet, you’ll need to sort the insurance before you do. But there’s some good news! You can buy it online from the comfort of your home in a matter of minutes.
If you need to borrow a car, we offer specialised short-term policies that do not affect the owner’s no claims bonus! So mum, dad or whoever you’re borrowing the car from can put their mind at ease.
We also offer policies to learners who actually own a car already. The duration of these policies range from 28 days to 5 months and are the only policies you’ll need for the car.
Our online quote system allows you to obtain a quote in just 30 seconds – no phone calls necessary!
Just some of the features of our policies include:
- Short-term policy length (1 day – 5 months)
- Long-term policy length (annual)
- All policies offer comprehensive level of cover
- Insurance certificate emailed instantly after purchase
- No lengthy phone calls
Our website contains a wealth of information regarding acceptance criteria and FAQ’s (frequently asked questions). Click on one of the handy links below to find out more:
Remember, don’t panic!
Despite whether your test has been cancelled or you’re struggling to get a date booked in for your driving test due to the back-log, do not panic – your time will come. Life has been put on hold for a lot of us. You will get the chance to take your driving test eventually and hopefully, with enough practice, you’ll ace it.
Above all, keep yourself and others around you safe!
If you’d like to take up the opportunity to practice your driving skills in the meantime, then simply get a quote with us. For more information on the policies we offer, or if you’d like to get in contact regarding something else, just click on one of the following handy links…