Car Driving Lessons FAQs
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What are car driving lessons?
Car driving lessons are instructional sessions designed to teach individuals how to drive a car safely and pass their driving test.
What is the legal age to start learning to drive in the UK?
You can apply for a provisional driving license in the UK when you're 15 years and 9 months old, but you can only start driving on public roads at the age of 17.
How do I apply for a provisional driving license in the UK?
You can apply for a provisional driving license online through the official government website https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence or by obtaining a D1 application form from the Post Office.
Do I need a provisional driving license before I can take driving lessons?
Yes, you must have a valid provisional driving license before you can start taking driving lessons on public roads.
How much does a provisional driving license cost in the UK?
The current cost of a first provisional driving license is £34 if applying online and £43 if applying by post. https://www.gov.uk/driving-licence-fees
How many driving lessons will I need to pass my test?
The number of lessons required varies from person to person. It depends on your prior experience, learning speed, and the skills you've already acquired. An instructor will typically assess your progress and recommend an estimated number of lessons.
How do I choose a driving instructor or a driving school?
Look for instructors or schools with a good reputation, experience, and positive reviews. You can also ask for recommendations from friends and family. It's crucial to ensure that your instructor is qualified and registered with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). All instructors at JSM are DVSA approved driving instructors. JSM Has been in business since 1970.
What will I learn during driving lessons?
Driving lessons cover various aspects of driving, including basic vehicle control, road rules and signs, hazard perception, manoeuvring, and practical skills needed for safe driving.
Do I need to take a theory test before the practical driving test?
Yes, you'll need to pass a theory test that includes questions on road signs, safety, and hazard perception before you can take the practical driving test.
How do I book a driving test in the UK?
You can book your practical driving test online through the official government website. https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test
What happens during the practical driving test?
The practical driving test assesses your ability to drive safely and independently. You'll be evaluated on various driving skills and your ability to follow road rules.
What happens if I fail my driving test?
If you fail your test, you can book another one, but you'll need to wait a certain period (usually 10 working days) before retaking it. Your driving instructor can provide guidance on areas that need improvement.
What happens if I pass my driving test?
If you pass your driving test, you'll receive a full driving license, and you can legally drive on your own without the need for supervision.
How much does a driving test cost in the UK?
Current fee is £62 weekdays or £75 for evenings and weekends. https://www.gov.uk/driving-test-cost
Is it necessary to take refresher lessons after passing the driving test?
While not mandatory, it's recommended to consider refresher lessons or further training to enhance your driving skills, especially if you're a new driver.
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