Getting your provisional licence, being able to drive is a fantastic skill: it can give you the freedom to go where you want, when you want. Are you ready for the challenge of becoming a skilled driver?
Here's a quick checklist to see if you are eligible to learn to drive a car
You must be 17 years old or higher.
You must hold a provisional licence for Great Britain or Northern Ireland.
You must be able to read a new-style number plate from 20 meters away (with glasses or contact lenses if you need them, as long as you always wear them when you're driving)
You must make sure any vehicle you drive is roadworthy and properly taxed and insured.
Make sure you display L plates. You must display L plates on the front and rear of the vehicle where they can be clearly seen when you're driving (L or D plates in Wales).
You must be accompanied by a qualified driver who is over 21 and has held (still holds) a full car driving licence for at least three years ‐ we'd recommend you have most of your lessons with an approved driving instructor.