Learner driver? Here's everything parents and teens need to know

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Everything you need to know about learning to drive in South Africa
Everything you need to know about learning to drive in South Africa

Learning to drive is a significant milestone, but what about the nervous parents and stressed out teens facing South Africa's sometimes complex learner driver process?

We're here to help! Parent24 and Wheels24 have put our heads together to provide you with all the information, knowledge and support you need to navigate this exciting but also scary journey.

From where to begin to study tips to how to support your teen or childminder on their journey to independence, we have you covered.

Help! My teen wants to learn how to drive

A local expert shares her top tips, from choosing the right driving school to getting your teen ready for each lesson.

My nanny needs a driver's licence. Where should we start?

For nannies and au pairs, it's an "absolutely" necessary skill, but where to begin? An expert advises.

Should you teach your teen to drive or hire a professional?

Should parents take it upon themselves to show their kids the ins and outs of driving? A professional driving instructor shares her top tips.

How to support your teen learner driver

Your 17-year-old is perfectly poised for learning how to drive says a local driving instructor, as she shares her tips for how you can best support your teen learner driver.

Which new cars are best for learner drivers? Five great budget-friendly options

If you're in the fortunate position of being able to afford a brand new entry-level car, which ones should you consider slapping your red "L" sign onto? Wheels24 has some ideas...

OPINION | Hiring a professional driving instructor is best, but it lacks one advantage

Teaching your teen to drive can push the stress levels up, but there is an advantage to taking this route. 

A step-by-step guide to getting your driver's licence in South Africa 

Wheels24 explains exactly what you need to do in this step-by-step guide.  

It took three attempts, but death on the final try motivated me to pass my licence test

A reader shares how she passed her driver’s licence on a third attempt. She also recalls that it was also on the day her Aunt passed away

You've been in a car crash with an expired licence card - will your insurance payout? 

Reader asks whether insurance policies pay out when you are in an accident with your driving licence that has expired. An expert advises.

What to know about renewing your expired driving licence

Drivers are urged to make an effort to renew their driving licences before the 31 August 2021 deadline approaches.

How to fix common eNatis errors when booking online drivers' licence slots

Wheels24 readers have been battling for months to book online slots for licence renewals. Many have written into our desk and shared their frustrated experiences. We offer some useful information for readers applying for the renewal of Driving Licences or a Professional Driving Permit (PrDP).

Can't get a licence slot? Here's how you can get help for the troublesome Natis system

Motorists have been battling for more than a year to get booking slots on the online Natis system. But there's a little company that's helping Gauteng drivers one at a time.


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