GETTING STARTED

WHAT YOU NEED

Driving Licences are issued by the DRIVER and VEHICLE AGENCY (DVLA). The application form
(form D1) can be obtained from any POST OFFICE. Alternatively you can apply for a Provisional
Licence online at www.directgov.uk/drivinglicence

Your Age
You must be 17 years old to drive a car.
As an exception-:
If you are receiving HIGHER RATE DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE, you can start driving at 16.

PASSING YOUR TEST
In order to pass your test there are two parts to the test:

Theory Test And Hazard Perception
You will need to pass both the Theory and HP test at the same time, before you can apply for your
practical driving test.

The Theory part of the exam is to test your knowledge and understanding of various aspects of
driving. So, being prepared is key to success.

Hazard Perception tests your ability to identify both potential and developing hazards by a series of
computer clips.

Practical Driving Test
“Show me, tell me” checks your understanding of basic car maintenance and how to identify that
the vehicle controls are working correctly.

The practical part of the test will assess your ability to drive to the required standard sought by the
DSA.