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