We spend almost SIX months each year commuting in the dark
So, learning to drive through the winter months brings new challengers, and it’s better to learn them with a professional instructor, than being dropped in at the deep end.
It’s official summer has ended and the dark nights are drawing in. We can’t change the seasons, they happen every year.
And, although the best time to learn to drive is when the day’s are the longest, you’ll gain more new skills and knowledge learning through the Autumn and winter months.
October starts the shorter daylight hours with sunrise at 7am and sunset at 6.30pm.
In November the sun rises at 8am and sets at 5.30pm, and December is the shortest daylight time with the sun rise at 8.501am and setting at 4.50pm.
It’s not until March when we start to see the days getting longer with sun rises starting at 8am, and setting at 6.45pm, which then leads into those lovely long days of sunlight.
So, if your seventeenth birthday falls between October and March, don’t be put off learning to drive in the autumn & winter months because driving in these conditions will provide you with new challengers that you might not otherwise experience during spring and summer.
And if you learn and pass your driving test in the winter, you’ve got 6 months of summer to look forward to!