Not learning to drive proves costly for 4m Brits

The average Brit who attempts to take up driving but fails to pass their test spends as much as £687 on lessons before giving up on the idea, research from Churchill has established.

And many of those who do manage to pass their driving test could also be in need of debt advice, as 40 per cent of people spend a costly 12 months taking lessons before achieving success behind the wheel, Churchill also revealed.

Spokesperson for Churchill Car Insurance Frances Browning said: “Our research clearly shows the steep cost of learning to drive.”

“Learner drivers face financial pressure to pass their test first time with as few lessons as possible.”

Earlier this week, the British Bankers Association revealed that a total £7.239 billion was borrowed on credit cards by those looking for extra cash during January of this year.


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