The average young learner is spending an incredible £7,600 to pass a driving test and get on the road.
Getting a car, paying insurance and keeping it going is what really pushes up the learner’s bills.
The figures are highest for those 17 and 18 year olds and once they hit 25 years the bills dramatically fall.
The costs have seen the number of 17-20 year olds learning to drive fall by 21% according to Government figures. About 44% of new drivers are now over 25 years, having put off learning for a few years.
On average a new driver spends £2,900 on their first car and adding the £1,260 in lessons means they are approaching £4,200 to get mobile, possibly more if they are younger or slow learners and need more lessons.
The costs have been put together by Insure Learner Driver, which specialises in short term policies of various kinds.