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driving lesson and pickup place

I start to learn driving in Zurich and contacted a instructor. I expect the instructor can pick me up in a place close to my company, but he said it is not possible for him and he told me that I should go to one meeting place which I probably need half hour to reach.

Is it normal that the instructor does not pick up students for learning drive ( which is not the case in my home country)? If not I may consider to change a instructor ...

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Old 09.11.2012, 23:59
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Re: driving lesson and pickup place

If you don't like the terms, look elsewhere, don't however be surprised by lack of customer service, it's quite normal!
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Re: driving lesson and pickup place

really? So imagine they have 15 students a day and need to go and pick em all up. I assume you want to be dropped of at home also afterwards?
They are not a taxicompany you know
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really? So imagine they have 15 students a day and need to go and pick em all up. I assume you want to be dropped of at home also afterwards?
They are not a taxicompany you know
That's how we would do it when I took driving lessons (all those years ago). We would pick each other up and drive each other home. I mean, it's a driving lesson. What else do you have to do but drive around?
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really? So imagine they have 15 students a day and need to go and pick em all up. I assume you want to be dropped of at home also afterwards?
They are not a taxicompany you know
In the UK my driving instructor would end the last lesson at my house & I would drive the last person to his house! It's not that difficult, most lessons are an hour long, people work during the day so in reality the instructor will be lucky to have 4 or 5 students a day.

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In the UK my driving instructor would end the last lesson at my house & I would drive the last person to his house! It's not that difficult, most lessons are an hour long, people work during the day so in reality the instructor will be lucky to have 4 or 5 students a day.

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I have never ever seen it. not in Belgium (original license), the USA(2nd one) or here. (the place next to my work is a driving school so thats how I know). and they are stop and go constantly (drop off and pick up that is) so the do many more than 4-5 a day.

In any case Ive never seen it but maybe it is different in different countries
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Re: driving lesson and pickup place

Unfortunately I have had the same experience - I have to take a bus for 20 minutes in order to get to the place my driving teacher picks me up. Its annoying yes - especially as the lessons are so expensive.

On the other hand he treats all of the students the same - with I find at least fair.

Maybe a different teacher will pick you up - good luck!
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Re: driving lesson and pickup place

Thanks all for your replies, so i have more idea how things work for zurich.
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Re: driving lesson and pickup place

Maybe the instructur you picked is based on the other side of Zurich or the area you're in is not suitable for the lessons he planned (I tend to the first). In your place, I'd try to find another instructor, one who has his base closer to you.
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In your place, I'd try to find another instructor, one who has his base closer to you.
I agree. My driving lesson started and finished near my house. I found around 10 instructors in the internet who listed my town as a possible place for starting/finishing the lesson. So I would just call the next person in the list if the meeting point suggested by driving instructor wasn't suitable for me.
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