Starting Out With Driving Lessons

Thinking about taking driving lessons soon? Well here’s a guide which can help you along with getting started out.

In the United Kingdom (UK), to be able drive on the public roads you’ll normally need to be at least 17 years of age. People who receive the highest class of mobility allowance may start at aged 16 years. You’ll also need to hold a provisional driving licence. These are issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You can apply for provisional licence online here.

The training vehicle will need to have the correct motoring insurance to suit your circumstances. When practising out on the road you’ll need to be supervised by an accompanied driver. This driver should be at least 21 years of age whilst holding a full driving licence for the type of vehicle driven for more than 3 years.

You vehicle should also :

  • Have L plates displayed at the front and rear of the training vehicle.
  • Have a valid MOT certificate.
  • Be roadworthy and taxed if the vehicle is over 3 years old.

A recommended way to safely get started with driving lessons is by taking tuition from a professional Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). Once you’ve gained good basic road skills private practise with an appropriate supervising driver can assist learning alongside professional taking lessons.

Choosing a driving instructor

An Approved Driving Instructor is registered by the DVSA. They can provide tuition for money, or monies worth