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Provisional Licence

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm 17 in a few months, meaning I can learn to drive.. :yippe:
Though I doubt I will learn straight away... Someone said it would
be a good idea to get my provisional now (or when I am 17) even if
I don't learn how to drive yet..

Is this a good idea? Can I have a provisional without learning how to
drive for a while? Does it run out after a certain amount of time, meaning
I'd have to renew it?

Thanks guysss :)

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You would have to renew your photo after 10 years, mine needs doing next year when I will be 27.

    It is helpful as a form of ID if you need it, as passports and drivers licence are generally the only recognised forms of ID in many places these days.

    Better to have and not need, then need and not have.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey bleepy :wave:

    There's some good info on driect gov about driving licenses. You can apply for your provisional up to three months before your 17th birthday but it wont be valid until you actually turn 17.

    Once you have it you can take your theory test and you can also practise driving with an accompanying driver - they have to be over 21 and hold a full licence.

    Here's the link: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/index.htm

    I remember when I turned 17 and my mum took me down the lane near my house for the first time, exciting :d
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