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  Driving and the law
Driving and the law
When can you drive?
Learning to drive a car
Learning to drive a moped, motorbike or scooter
Tax and insurance
What can I drive when I'm younger?

 
Learning to drive a car
You need to apply for a provisional licence, which gives you permission to be on the roads while you are learning.

While you are learning you cannot drive the car on your own, a driver older than 21 who passed their test more than three years ago must be with you.

While you are learning with a provisional licence you must also display L plates on the car, but they must be taken off if a qualified driver is using the car.

When you think you're ready to drive on the road you need to take a test, which is in two stages.

A theory test is first, and is taken on a computer, lasting 40 minutes and is 35 multiple choice questions.

Once you pass that you have two years to take and pass a practical test with a driving examiner, and then you can drive legally.


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