If you're 17 in November, you could learn to drive for free
10 October 2007

The AA driving school is celebrating its 17th birthday by offering fellow 17-year-olds the chance to win a free course of lessons.

If you share the AA’s November birthday – it was opened on 7 November 1990, but you only need to have been born any time in November that year – then simply log on to www.theaa.com/drivingschool and let them know why learning to drive is important to you. Being an Autocar reader, we’re sure that will be easy for you.

One lucky winner will get a course of 17 hour-long lessons, and 16 runners-up will each get seven hours of lessons, all in the AA’s dual-control Ford Focuses.

The driving test has changed a fair bit since 1990, with the introduction of theory and hazard perception tests in 1996 and 2002. Of course, when Autocar set out on the road in November 1895 there was no test at all. Come to think of it, there weren’t that many cars, either.

As Angela Yates, General Manager at AA driving school said: "There are more people on the roads today, more traffic and more road laws to abide by so it is harder than ever to pass the test and continues to require more and more expert tuition."

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