Even though the minimum driving age in the UK is 17, you can order your licence three months before your 17th birthday. It’s great to be eager to learn how to drive, as driving is such an essential life skill. Many people, though, apply for their provisional licence later in life as driving was never an option earlier on.
Here are a few things you should consider before applying for your provisional licence.
1. WHY ARE YOU APPLYING?
Do you want to learn how to drive immediately or, to you, is it just another form of ID? No matter at what stage in your life you’re applying, it’s advisable for the application for your provisional licence to be as close to the start of your driving lessons as possible, so you can remain motivated.
2.WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO LEARN HOW TO DRIVE?
Before applying for your provisional licence, think about where you’re going to learn how to drive. It’s better to choose somewhere local so that you can get to your lessons easily. At A-Class Driving School we offer lessons taught by highly qualified instructors in a range of areas across the UK.
3.ARE YOU READY TO BEGIN LEARNING?
Is there time in your schedule to accommodate learning how to drive? As well as mastering driving skills practically, you’ll also have additional tests in order to pass and receive your official driving licence. It’s a big time commitment as well as a learning one – if you’re still in school you should make sure that you can balance your studies and driving lessons before applying for your provisional licence.
4.HAVE YOU DONE YOUR RESEARCH?
Do you know what’s required of you in order to pass your driving test? Before you jump into it, make sure that you are familiar with all the different stages of the process. This includes the tests you need to take and the number of lessons you think you’ll need to attend.
5.HOW DOES DRIVING FIT INTO YOUR FUTURE?
Will you begin driving as soon as you receive your full driving licence? If you think it’s likely that there will be a considerable amount of time between receiving your licence and being on the road, you might want to consider refresher lessons. Refresher lessons can be helpful for people that have been off the road for a while and whose road safety knowledge might be rusty.
If you are considering taking driving lessons, consider A-Class Driving School, where our highly qualified instructors can help you put together a plan to pass!