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Questions you need to know the answers to BEFORE learning to drive

Questions you need to know the answers to BEFORE learning to drive
Tina Playle
  • On August 9, 2018
  • http://www.insurelearnerdriver.co.uk

Turning 17 is great for many reasons; the main one being that you’re finally able to start learning to drive!

But are you prepared for it? Here’s the essential information you will need to know before learning to drive.

How do I apply for a provisional licence?

First of all, you’ll need a provisional driving licence before getting behind the wheel. You can actually apply for your provisional licence from the age of 15 years and 9 months, so it’s ready as soon as you turn 17.

You can apply for a licence with the official government website here

Another legal requirement is that you must be able to read a number plate from 20 metres away. This is to insure your vision is in tip top condition. If you have trouble with this, make sure to get your eyes tested before learning to drive.

Do I have to pass my theory test before learning to drive?

You do not have to pass your theory test before learning to drive. However, you do have to pass your theory test before your practical driving test.

You can even take the theory test before you’ve had your first driving lesson. Just make sure you have reached the age of 17 and have a provisional driving licence.

 

When do I need to use L-plates?

Remember, if you’re driving as a learner driver, displaying L-plates is a legal requirement. You can face getting up to 6 penalty points if you don’t display your L-plates! They need to be the appropriate size and displayed on the front and back of your car.

Click here to visit the official government website to find out more 

things you need to know before your driving test - l plates displayed on a car

If you’re driving as a learner driver, you will need to display L-plates on both he front and back of the car.

How do I find a driving instructor?

There are a number of ways you can find a driving instructor. Some learners go with who their mates have had success with, or some do their research on the internet.

Finding a driving instructor isn’t difficult but finding the right one for you might be more of a task.

Click here to read our guide on finding the right driving instructor for you.

Can I practice driving in my parent’s car?

You can practice your driving outside of lessons if you wish, but you will need to be insured. Whether your parents choose to add you onto their own insurance or you choose to buy a separate short-term learner policy.

 

Click here to read our tips on finding the cheapest way to insure a learner driver  

Click here to get a quick quote for learner insurance

 

Can I own a car as a learner driver?

Yes, you can own a car as a learner driver! With InsureLearnerDriver, you can purchase an independent learner driver policy, meaning the car you own, will be under your own insurance policy.

We offer policies that range from 28 days to 140 for owners, and even annual policies if you need it.

This means you can drive your own car to practice for your test, as long as you have a supervising driver that meets the acceptance criteria.

Click here to find out more about insuring your own car as a learner driver

Click here to get a quick quote for learner insurance


If you have any other questions, why not ask us directly? Contact us via social media to ask us any questions you have about learning to drive.

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