Driving Lessons

Find a Driving Instructor

GOV.UK can help you identify local driving schools and classes, but there are numerous variables to consider when selecting a driving instructor who will best suit your needs. Choosing a trained and graded instructor who can provide you with a...

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Speed limits

You must not drive faster than the speed limit for the type of road and your type of vehicle. The speed limit is the absolute maximum – it doesn’t mean it’s safe to drive at this speed in all conditions. National speed limits A speed limit of...

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Using ‘L’ and ‘P’ plates

You must put an L plate on the front and back of your vehicle so they can be seen easily. In Wales, you can use a D plate instead. An L plate or D plate must: have a red L or D on a white backgroundbe the right size You can get up to 6 penalty...

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Practising with family or friends

In England, you can practise driving with family or friends. Check the advice on keeping yourself and others safe in the coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance. In Scotland, there are different rules depending on which area level you are in, but...

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Vehicle Safety Questions

Please note: The ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions that driving examiners can ask in car driving tests. About the questions You’ll be asked 2 vehicle safety questions during your car driving test. The examiner will ask you one:...

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Find Driving Schools, Lessons and Instructors

Please note: Find driving instructors who are approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and check their grade (if they declare it). 👉 Start now on the find driving instructors service Before you start Approved driving instructors...

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Driving Lessons and Learning to Drive

Please note: You can drive a car when you are 16 if you get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP). You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you’re 15 years and 9 months...

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The Highway Code

The Highway Code is essential reading for all road users, including pedestrians, mobility scooter users, cyclists, horse riders, drivers and motorcyclists. You can pre-order a copy of The Highway Code book online or buy a copy from most...

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