Driving Licence And More Helpful Beginner Driver Information
You have to be at least 17 years old to start learning to drive, also you need to have a valid provisional license before you can take your first driving lesson. You can apply for your provisional license online here: https://www.dvla.gov.uk/
You can also collect an application form for a provisional driving licence (form D1) from your local post office. You will also need two colour Passport size photographs. It must be taken against a white or light background and signed on the back by someone in a professional occupation who has known you for at least two years e.g. Doctor, Teacher, etc. (but not a relative). You will also need some identification such as a birth certificate or Passport (photocopies are not acceptable).
Helpful beginner driver links
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT). The Agency is accountable to the Secretary of State and Ministers and, through them, to Parliament and the public, for efficient and effective management of the Agency and its responsibilities. Its primary aims are to facilitate road safety and general law enforcement by maintaining registers of drivers and vehicles, and to collect vehicle excise duty (car tax). You can read more on this here: https://www.dvla.gov.uk/
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). The aim of the DVSA is to improve road safety in Great Britain by setting standards for driving and motorcycling, and making sure drivers, vehicle operators and MOT garages understand and follow roadworthiness standards. They also provide a range of licensing, testing, education and enforcement services.
The DVSA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport.
You can book your Theory Test here: https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test
You can book your driving test here: https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test
The IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) is the UK’s leading road safety charity, dedicated to raising driving standards through our Advanced Driving Test. http://www.iam.org.uk/
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