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Drivers cannot learn to drive in the UK without a provisional drivers licence. Learner drivers can only drive a motor vehicle if accompanied by a fully licensed adult, the accompanying driver must be over the age of 21 and they must also have held a full licence for at least three years. The vehicle must also be insured for the learner driver and L plates must be displayed when the learner is in control of the vehicle.
Driving without a licence is a serious offence, punishable with a fine of up to £1000 and the potential for between 3-6 penalty points on your licence. Further fines and higher penalties can also be given if found to have driven without insurance. You can drive on private land at any age, as long as you have permission from the landowner, but remember that the vehicle won’t be insured in case of an accident, and if you have to use public roads you must adhere to the usual rules and regulations of driving on public roads.