Q: What do I need before starting or booking driving lessons?
A: Currently in the UK you have to be 17 years of age to obtain a provisional licence
to drive a car or ride a motorcycle - unless in receipt of a full disability allowance,
when you can obtain a provisional licence at the age of 16 years. You must be in
possession of a provisional driving licence before you will be able to drive on a
Q: How many driving lessons will I need?
A: There is no minimum or maximum amount. It will be largely dependent on your own
aptitude and personal rate of learning ability. This is where taking professional
training from a DSA (Driving Standards Agency) Approved Driving Instructor is the
best course of action, particularly if you have little or no previous experience
Q: Can I start driving lessons before passing my theory test?
A: Yes, you can, and probably should, as the practical experience will help you
understand the questions and answers contained in the theory test. Likewise what
you study for the theory test will also be very helpful in your practical lessons.
Q: Can I take my driving test in a vehicle fitted with an automatic gearbox?
A: Yes, but when you pass your practical driving test in an automatic this will be
the only type of vehicle that you will be entitled to drive. Whereas if you pass
your practical driving test in a vehicle which has a manual gearbox you are then
entitled to drive both automatic or manual gearbox vehicles unaccompanied.