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What do I need to do before I can start driving?


You can't actually drive on the road until your seventeenth birthday, but there are things you can do now!

You can apply for your provisional driving license up to three months before your seventeenth birthday.  You can get the D1 application form from your local Post Office or by phoning the DVLA direct on 0870 240 0009. The current cost is 45.

You can prepare for your Theory Test by buying a copy of The Highway Code and familiarising yourself with it. There are also many other books and CDROMs to help you.

You must also meet the requirements of the eyesight test which is being able to read a number plate at 20.5 metres (67feet approx.)

If you are disabled and in receipt of disability allowance at the highest rate, the minimum age to learn to drive is sixteen years of age.


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