Learning To Drive
Learners and the law
must be at least 17* years old to obtain a provisional license.
Apply online at www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence or call into your local post office for an application form.
You may apply for your provisional licence 3
months prior to your 17th birthday but will not be able to start
to learn to drive or take your theory test until your license is
*The exception being 16
years old if you are in receipt of full disability allowance
How to get off to
a good start:
There are many good books, CDs and DVDs in publication to help
your learning and development and help prepare you for your
theory and practical tests and to ensure you develop good habits
for safe driving for life.
There are 4 basic “must haves” which are available to order from www.amazon.co.uk.
The Official DSA guide to DRIVE – The Essential Skills
- The Highway Code
- Know Your Traffic Signs
- Driving Test Success PC DVD-ROM
may wish to use many more of the available books, CDs and DVDs
to help you prepare for your driver training, improve your
knowledge and be on track for your tests.
Please access my information section about
the tests to see what’s involved in preparing for these.
Are you fit to
Please always ensure you are safe and
fit to drive.
Remember that some prescribed
medications and over the counter remedies can affect your
performance, impair your concentration and cause drowsiness.
Check the labels.
Alcohol and driving don’t mix.
Remember it takes time for the body to break
alcohol down and that you may still be over the legal limit from
a previous nights intake.