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How to get a learner driver on the roads without spending the earth

Peter Kelly
Mar 3, 2020


Taking a new driver from a novice to being an insured motorist costs thousands!

The average cost of getting a learner driver on the road is £6,071, according to new research by GoCompare.

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Once you’ve taken into account paying for driving lessons, buying a car, getting insurance and paying road tax, the bill is well into four figures.

The only positive is that the figure is actually DOWN on last year, when going through the same process would have cost you £6,846.

The average car insurance premium for new drivers has fallen slightly in the last year too, down from £1,852 to £1,737.

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The maths behind that £6,071 is eye watering: drivers spend an average of £3,562 on their first vehicle, £125 on road tax, £34 on a provisional license, £528 on driving lessons (assuming they have 22 lessons at a rate of £24 per hour before passing), £85 on their theory and practice tests and £1,737 on insurance.

That insurance bill makes up 29% of the total sum, and 11% of new drivers say they delay getting their license primarily because of the cost of insurance. As such, it’s massively important to get the best deal possible on your car insurance.

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If you’re looking to make getting a learner driver on the road more affordable, then head to A Spokesman Said and search for the best deal for you.

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But these battles cost us money. You could help us fund these fights by using our price comparison site, A Spokesman Said for your energy, car insurance and household bills.

We’re just the same as Go Compare or any other price comparison site, so you won’t be losing out in any way - by helping us, you will be helping yourself.

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