To be legally permitted to drive on the UK roads you must first obtain your own driving license.
Although you may not drive before your 17th birthday (or aged 16 if you are currently getting Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate) you can however apply for your driving license from 3 months prior to this.
What you will need to apply:
• You must be a resident of Great Britain
• You must be the required age (as above)
• You must be able to meet the minimum eyesight requirement
• You must not be prevented from driving for any reason
• You must have a valid UK passport or another valid form of identity
• You must be able to provide 3 years proof of address
The current fee is £50 for a standard provisional license.
The easiest way to apply is online at: direct.gov.
Once you have your provisional license, it is time to think more seriously about taking driving lessons. The DSA (the people who set the test) strongly recommend using a DSA approved driving instructor (ADI).
You can also come back (add us to your favourites – so you can find us again!) and we’ll be happy to help you find a good instructor!