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Hi all!
I am about to pass the theory exam and now looking for someone who could teach me how to drive properly. Unfortunately, as I am a student, driving schools are way too expensive for me at the moment.
If you have any suggestions where I could find a driving instructor for a decent price, please, let me know!
P.S. In English would be the best!

shortof

You cannot expect a driving instructor to subsidize you I'm afraid.
I waited till I could afford to pay for lessons before learning to drive. If you cannot afford it, then you'll have to wait.

Jul 12, 2016 20:19
Life Art Model

Go to the UK and do a driving course there, it'll probably work out far cheaper than anything that you'll find in Belgium.

And the chances are you'll get to learn to handle a car properly unlike many Belgians who from what I've seen, can't drive to save their lives!

Jul 12, 2016 23:01
CC_R

From what I understand here it is possible to drive alone once one has reached a certain level but not fully passed a test, which isn't the case in the UK. I think from what I understand you must take a test and be deemed at a level to drive with no passengers and use L plates still.
Also if planning to drive here learn here because then you understand driving rules here and you will not get confused by driving on the other side of the road. What you need to do is get some lessons then find a friend who can add you to their policy and let you practice with them. That would seem the best option to get up to a standard quickly and be allowed to drive alone.

Jul 17, 2016 15:54
CC_R

Also I have to say you get what you pay for and driving is you in charge of a lethal weapon so please consider paying for a good school

Jul 17, 2016 15:55
Eric Ash

Belgium has 2 systems

a) you learned with another experienced driver ( 8 years of european license & no convictions) in any car (check with the insurance company) after you passed the theory (driving code) and can only drive with that "guide" for a period of minimum 3 months, maximum 36 months and go during that period to an examination center to take the test.

b) you go to a reputable driving school, learn with a professional instructor in a car with double commands (he can also break, slow down, change gear,...) for a minimum of 20 hours. If by then (or after a few more hours) you are able to manage a car in safety for you and for others and in compliance with the code, you may obtain a temporary licence for maximum 18 months and after minimum 3 months of practise, you can examination center to take the test.

If you fail twice the test, then you are obliged to take 6 hours in a driving school.

Check for example the European Driving School network, such as the one Avenue de La Couronne,43 in Ixelles "Auto Ecole Europeenne"

Nov 5, 2016 21:33