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Provided you have a valid provisional licence, you can start your driving lessons before you take your theory test. If you don’t already have a provisional licence you will need to apply for one from the DVLA.
Learning to drive is a lot easier than it seems. It may look intimidating from the passenger’s seat, but once you’re behind the wheel and learn all the controls of the vehicle, what they are called, where they are and how to use them, the learning process becomes very intuitive.
It’s worth learning to drive, even if you never intend to own a car. You might need to drive in an emergency and it can help you to be more independent.
You can drive a car when you are 16 if you get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of personal independence payment (PIP).
Drivers cannot learn to drive in the UK without a provisional drivers licence. 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.
You are able to drive without taking lessons as long as you’re in receipt of a provisional licence, and are supervised by an accompanying driver.
If you don’t want to spend months learning to drive a crash course could help you pass your test in under 2 weeks. Crash courses are recommended for more confident learners who will ideally have had some prior driving lesson experience before participating in the intensive course.
You can drive throughout your pregnancy as long as you are comfortable, can reach everything you need to in the car, and can comfortably and safely manoeuvre the car.
Client Centred Learning is a driving lesson approach that reviews how the individual learner prefers to learn and adapts the lessons to that specific learner. It recognises that all learners will learn at a different pace. When learners are taught this way there is a strong likelihood that the learner will retain the information and the skills that they leant.
The number of driving lessons you need will depend on how quickly you pick things up. The average learner requires 45 hours of lessons before taking their test.