Frequently Asked Questions
Before you begin
You must be aged 17 before you can legally drive a car on public roads, and will need to have received your provisional driving licence. (if you are disabled and in receipt of mobility allowance, the minimum age is 16).
Provisional Driving Licence
You can apply for your provisional licence on-line by clicking here. Alternatively you can obtain form D1 from the post office. You can apply for your licence up to three months before you turn 17, so you will be able to have your first lesson on your 17th birthday if you wish! The current cost of a provisional licence is £38.00.
Theory and Hazard Perception Test
Once you have your provisional licence, you can apply for your theory and hazard perception test, so you will be able to take the test as soon as possible once you turn 17.
You must past these tests before you can apply for your practical test. The theory test is a 50 question multiple-choice test. To pass you must answer 43 or more questions correctly within 57 minutes.
The hazard perception test consists of 14 video clips showing various hazards. You must score 44 out of 75 to pass. If you fail either test, you will have to take both tests again.
To practice your theory and hazard perception tests click here.