In recent years, several changes have been made to the test designed to help make people become safer drivers.
These include the introduction of two new elements:
(1). The Theory Test in 1996
(2). The Hazard Perception test in 2002
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Legal Requirements To Learn To Drive:
Before you can learn to drive a car, moped or motorcycle you must apply for a provisional driving licence. Provisional driving licences are available from the DVLA, and may be applied for online. If you already hold a valid full driving licence and want to learn to drive larger vehicles, minibuses or buses you will need to apply for provisional entitlement for these vehicles
Driving Fact Files:
(1). The Minimum age, which you can legally drive a car on the public roads is currently set at 17 years of age. If you are disabled, and in receipt of mobility allowance, the minimum age is 16 years of age. Until the day you pass the practical part of the Driving Test, you are not allowed to drive on your own.
(2). You will need to apply for a provisional driving licence, by completing driving licence application form D1 (available from most post offices). The current cost of a first provisional licence is £50.00 (car, motorcycle, medium/large vehicle, minibus/bus). When you apply for your licence, you must also enclose original documentation confirming your identity. Click the provisional licence tab on the left to apply on-line.
Medical requirements for driving:
You must tell the DVLA if you have ever had, or currently suffer from a medical condition or disability that may affect your driving.
You must also provide details of a medical condition or disability that has become worse since your licence was issued or you develop a new medical condition or disability, as it may affect your fitness to drive. Failure to do so is a criminal offence.
All driving licence application forms contain a series of health questions and you must declare if you suffer from a notifiable medical condition or disability.
Apply online for a first provisional driving licence.