One of my students asked me the other day what was the average age of my students. She asked this because she is learning to drive at an age of about thirty, and she thought this was older than usual. In fact, it is definitely not unusual for my clients to be learning at thirty plus. This topic got me thinking about the variety of students I teach.
So far this week I’ve had five students take their road tests at the Point Grey licensing office. The first one was young woman of about twenty. The second one was another woman of about thirty. Both of these ladies took about ten hours of lessons and both passed their Class 7 road tests. Next was a newcomer from Malaysia; unfortunately she didn’t pass the Class 5 test – a couple more hours of lessons definitely would have gotten her better prepared. Next was a lady originally from Thailand. She practiced diligently and aced her Class 7 road test. This morning a client from Ireland passed her Class 5 test with flying colours. For some reason most of my clients are female; it seems that more females take driving lessons than males.
Included in my current students who are learning to drive and preparing for their Class 7 road tests are a 40-something lady from Bulgaria; a male originally from Taiwan (maybe 30-ish); a Korean fellow maybe in his late twenties, a female Korean UBC student, a youngish female Korean businessperson; several local BC girls in their twenties; 20-ish and 30-ish females from China; females from Mexico, the Philippines, and the Ukraine; a couple of male high school students; two Thai sisters in high school and university – the list goes on.
Preparing for the Class 5 road test I have lots of females again. These ladies are experienced drivers who want to get a BC license. They are from countries that include Mexico, Russia, Hungary, China, and Spain. I also have some male clients that are from countries including Mexico, India, Ireland, and China.
I just received a call from a fellow who was originally from England, became a Canadian citizen, spent time in Holland getting his master’s degree, is back in BC and now needs to take a road test again. I’ve also just received calls from an Irish guy and a lady from France who has some experience from her home country, but isjust very nervous about getting behind the wheel again.
So to answer my student’s question, I would say that the average age of my students is probably about thirty. The reason for this is that many are immigrants with driving experience. The vast majority of my students are female. About fifty per cent are taking the Class 7 road test, and of course fifty per cent are taking the Class 5.
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