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You are at least 17 years old? It’s amazing, let’s start now!
To start learning to drive you need to be at least 17 years old, which is the minimum age that you can legally drive a car on public roads in the UK. You can apply for your provisional licence three months before your 17th birthday and if you’re disabled and receiving mobility allowance you can start at the age of 16.
You have to obtain a provisional licence
What is provisional licence? It is your provisional instruction permit will have the following restrictions. You must drive with your parent, guardian, spouse, or an adult 25 years of age or older, who has a valid California driver license. You must hold your permit for six months before you can take your driving test to get your driver license.
A provisional licence from the Driving and licensing Agency (DVLA) is required if you want to learn drive. You can apply to get a provisional licence from UK government by completing forms DL1 and DL750 available from any Post Office in the UK or let me help you apply for it, you just have to book online, and we will finish all of paper work for you.
To start learning drive in the UK, you will need to enclose these items:
- 2 passport-size colour photographs
- Proof of your identity
- Fee of £50 when you submit the forms.
It takes about 20 days for the DVLA deliver your licence. More details will be with the application form or on our website . However, there are some different rules apply for EU and non EU citizen. You can check these policy with DVLA for details.
- Provide any visual condition which affects both eyes (not including short or long sight or colour blindness)
- Provide any visual condition which affects sight (not including short or long sight or colour blindness), for example, if you have sight in one eye only.
If you have had sight correction surgery you should declare this when you apply for your provisional licence. This will not stop you from learning to drive, but it is necessary information.
Eyes testing before driving test
Practical driving test is an important part of every driving lesson. You will be asked to read an old-type number plate on a car which is 20.5 meters ( equal to 67 feet) by the examiner before you take the test. Beside the old- type number, the font of the number on plates can be narrower, such as the new-style number plates were used in the year 2001. You will have to read these number from a distance of about 20 meters (66 feet). Example: CD45GHF. Make sure that you bring your glasses to finish this part perfectly.
What is “L” plate?
An L-plate is a square plate bearing a sans-serif letter L, for learner, which must be affixed to the front and back of a vehicle in many countries if its driver is a learner under instruction, or a motorcycle rider with provisional entitlement to ride restricted motorcycles. As a learner driver you have to display “L” plates in a visible place on the front and rear of the car you’re driving. Until the day you pass the practical part of the driving test you’ll have to display these and drive with someone who has passed their test, but they must be over 21 years old and have held a full British driving licence for at least 3 years.
There is some pdf resource that you should read:
- Highway Code: This is a great place to start before you start learning to drive.
- Driving theory test for free
- Hazard perception for FREE
All of these resource are on our website and boost your skills and improve your chances of passing both the Theory and Hazard Test.
You want to buy a car for driving lesson?
Some people want to buy their own car to learn to drive. We recommend that it’s not good idea, you have just start to drive and your skill is not mature this could lead to some small accident in the road. Your car can suffer some scratch through your driving lessons. Perhaps it’s not a good idea to buy your first car while you are learning to drive. Once you have actually passed both your theory and practical tests you will have the enjoyment of buying a car and getting on the road immediately. Some learner drivers prefer their own cars, but most use the school’s cars for driving lessons and the driving test.
May be some car buying tips will help you find the best one with you.
Prepare your budget
So, you’ve worked out how much learning to drive is going to cost you. Now you need to budget some more. Include in your expected outlay service, tax and insurance. The last two will be higher if you’re a new driver. Allow at least £1000 to get a car on the road. While you’re learning to drive, work out a rough budget of how much it’s going to cost you to run the car once the initial outlay has been made.
Eco-driving | Save our planet
Driving in a environment- friendly way can save our planet from CO2 and some other pollution effect. With eco-driving method, your fuel will be used in the most effective way and it is beneficial for our environment too. In our driving lessons course, you will get an extra lesson about eco-driving.
Beware of dealer from buying car
The car owners will tell you plenty of horror stories about used and second-hand cars when they know that you have just learn to drive and want to buy a car. In this case, you could ask for some advice and experience of your family members or your friends. You will be more protected by a recognised dealer, who will charge a higher price but includes after-sales service and extra warranty, but you can still get a better deal from a private sale. Ensure that you double-check that the documents match the car. When you decide to buy a car, take some one who familiar with car together with you, to do a test drive, and get an insurance quote for the model you want so that you can factor it into your budget. Another option is a car auction-again, there are good deals to be had, but take someone with you who knows what to look for, and have a check-list. That’s all , beside learning to drive you will know a lot of knowledge about car too.
Face with tax and insurance
When you start to learn driving, some information about tax will be added in your lessons. When you own a car, you will have to pay tax for government and your tax amount will be based on your car’s size, type of fuel …. The point that we want to inform you is that the eco-car will have a lower tax rate, so choosing these kind of car will save you a considerable amount of money for tax.
Finally, let’s join our class to find out more useful information about driving test, car and payper work related to car.