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Post by lynn83 on Mon 17 Oct 2011, 7:46 pm

yeahhh, she passed her driving test today, she hasn't got a car though, she said she will have to get a job and get saved up.
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Post by beverley1232010 on Mon 17 Oct 2011, 7:49 pm

lynn83 wrote:yeahhh, she passed her driving test today, she hasn't got a car though, she said she will have to get a job and get saved up.
well done to your daughter, hope she gets the job and car sorted very soon,
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Post by Eilis on Mon 17 Oct 2011, 7:52 pm

congratulations to her, a great feeling when you pass Daughter has had a good day 1710857839
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Post by Cazz on Mon 17 Oct 2011, 9:31 pm

Congratulations to your daughter, October is a good month for it, she passed 10 days after me, cheers (I won't mention the 17 years, lol)

Good luck with finding a job and then a car. Cool
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Post by vickoir on Mon 17 Oct 2011, 11:08 pm

yeaah well done to your daughter Daughter has had a good day 1710857839
however be prepared to have your car 'borrowed' then emptied of fuel lol!
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Post by lynn83 on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 8:19 am

Congratulations Cazz, are you mobile then?
Took me three goes at my test, got into trouble off my instructer but I was so nervous, also took a year and a half, they didn't rush things when I was learning.
I wish we could let her "borrow the car" but I think the insurance would be too much for us, going to find out today. She will have to find something on an evening or weekend because of college. Wish I could help her out but unless we win the lottery she will have to find her own way, which isn't a bad thing.
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Post by Eilis on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 8:27 am

lynn83 wrote:I wish we could let her "borrow the car" but I think the insurance would be too much for us, going to find out today. She will have to find something on an evening or weekend because of college. Wish I could help her out but unless we win the lottery she will have to find her own way, which isn't a bad thing.

as a 46 year old with a clean licence and full no claims having to do the annoying 'renew my insurance' fiasco again i can't believe how much they want to charge me for my very old car Sad

so sick of being ripped off but need a car for my job (and dandying of course lol)
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Post by Helen on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 9:15 am

Daughter has had a good day 1428739134 To your daughter, but as vicki says be prepared for her to want to borrow your car, both my kids got fed up when they passed because they wanted to drive straight away and after a few weeks they started to moan, we bought my son bought a cheap little old Peugeot 106 for £350 and his insurance was over £1400. My daughter still pays over £1000 4 years after passing her test and she has a clean license and no claims. Hope she finds a job soon so she can save up before she really starts to drive you around the bend. lol!
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Post by lynn83 on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 11:41 am

Well phoned the insurance company, my insurance is due this month, all £289 of it, with my daughter on it would be £1,400, which is less than I thought. Don't think we can do it at the min. Something will sort out Very Happy
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Post by Tow Itch on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 12:28 pm

How things change but stay the same.
When I passed my test the issue was having the money to buy the car, now it's having the money to pay for the insurance.
After she has been driving for 3 months (held full license for) she could consider her Institute of Advanced Motorists test.
Why would she want to do this?
Well forget any of the stuff about actually changing and improving the way you drive. Making mum feel a little less concerned when she starts to go out on her own.
Major lowering of insurance costs: I'd been driving for ahem years, got a clean licence and picked up 3 (speeding points) (Ha Ha Ha irony) just before renewing my insurance after passing my IAM test. It still almost halved my insurance bill.

Ms Butler Henderson is wrong in the clip there is no limit to the number of observed runs.

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Don't just book on line check out local groups, a good few have sorted discounts for young drivers.

There is the short youth oriented Momentum course and this could be a short taster, and is deductible from the cost of the full course.

The groups are bit variable though. Some are sad old fu(&e%s but some are quite together, a bit hard to asses in advance.
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Post by mike on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 3:08 pm

Well done your daughter Very Happy the insurance situation is in some ways understandable but i would have though a good way to do it would be to charge a new driver say £1500 if they dont have an accident give them a second year and again if no accident a third year.
The risk has to be covered but a good reward should be the return for careful driving.

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Post by lynn83 on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 4:10 pm

My nephew has his own car a classic mini that he is doing up with the help of his dad, only just started learning and he was quoted £3,000. I know that there are a lot of risks but surely they can start the young uns lower and if they cause an accident then bump it up.
I will show my daughter the posting and see what she says and probably my other daughter, she pays about a £1,000 a yr on her insurance for an old P reg car, been passed a yr and she is 25yrs
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Post by Helen on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 5:27 pm

It is ridiculous what a driver under 25 has to pay even with no claims, we had the situation where both our children passed within months of each other. Laura was 17 and Daryl was 18, most insurance companies quoted almost £1000 more simply because he was a young male, there are specialist companies that deal with young drivers and you can get it cheaper if you shop around. He now drives everyday in a company van but as he has his own place and bills to pay he can no longer afford to have a car of his own simply because of the insurance, he says he will shop around as he is 25 next year and wants his own car again. Neutral Laura has 5 years no claims and still pays in excess of £1000.
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Post by Cazz on Tue 18 Oct 2011, 10:56 pm

The pass plus driving course is also recognised by insurance companies, they will probably give a discount if completed.

I'll clarify my previous post, I also past in October, 17 years ago, it feels like yesterday. It also took me a few attempts, down to nerves and confidence, but I past my advance theory and practical test first time. cheers I would also like to do the IAM one.
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Post by Tow Itch on Wed 19 Oct 2011, 12:46 am

cazz wrote:The pass plus driving course is also recognised by insurance companies, they will probably give a discount if completed.

I'll clarify my previous post, I also past in October, 17 years ago, it feels like yesterday. It also took me a few attempts, down to nerves and confidence, but I past my advance theory and practical test first time. cheers I would also like to do the IAM one.

???? Sorry I know of the IAM and ROSPA courses what other advanced one?
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Post by Eilis on Wed 19 Oct 2011, 5:54 am

kevin i don't know if pass plus is by the ROSPA but it's a course you can do within 2 years of passing your test that shows a higher standard of driving, it's recognised by insurance companies
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Post by Cazz on Wed 19 Oct 2011, 10:30 pm

Tow Itch wrote:???? Sorry I know of the IAM and ROSPA courses what other advanced one?

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Unfortunately I didn't manage to pass part 3 in the three attempts. I did all this back in 2002 and early 2003, seems like ages ago now. study

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