Safe Driving for Life
BEFORE YOU CAN DRIVE ON PUBLIC ROADS AS A LEARNER YOU NEED TO HAVE A PROVISIONAL LICENSE. CONTACT THE DRIVER AND VEHICLE LICENSING AGENCY (DVLA) TO APPLY FOR A LICENSE. FORMS (D1) ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM MANY POST OFFICES. MOST PEOPLE ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO DRIVE WHEN THEY ARE 17 BUT 16 YEAR OLDS CLAIMING DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE MAY BE ALLOWED TO APPLY FOR A PROVISIONAL LICENSE.
ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR LICENSE YOU CAN START GETTING DRIVING LESSONS
YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO READ A NEW STYLE NUMBER PLATE FROM 20.5 METRES AWAY
EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT NEEDS BUT MOST PEOPLE WILL DO 1 OR 2 HOURS PER WEEK WITH AN INSTRUCTOR. PRIVATE PRACTICE WITH RELATIVES OR FRIENDS IS ALSO A BENEFIT.
THEORY TEST
BEFORE YOU CAN SIT A PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST YOU HAVE TO TAKE AND PASS A THEORY TEST.
THIS COMPRISES 2 PARTS; A THEORY QUESTION TEST AND A HAZARD PERCEPTION TEST
THE THEORY QUESTION PART INVOLVES 50 QUESTIONS ON ALL ASPECTS OF DRIVING AND YOU HAVE TO GET 43 TO PASS.
THE HAZARD PERCEPTION TEST INVOLVES IDENTIFYING HAZARDS IN A NUMBER OF VIDEO CLIPS AND YOU HAVE TO GET 44 OUT OF THE 75 MARKS
PRACTICAL TEST
THE PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST IS A TEST OF YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE ON YOUR OWN IN A SAFE AND CONSIDERATE MANNER. IT WILL LAST APPROXIMATELY 35 MINUTES AND IS CARRIED OUT BY A DVSA DRIVING EXAMINER.
PASS PLUS
WHEN YOU HAVE PASSED YOUR DRIVING TEST YOU CAN TAKE A PASS PLUS COURSE. THIS CONSISTS OF 6 ONE HOUR MODULES ( TOWN DRIVING, COUNTRY ROADS, NIGHT DRIVING, ALL WEATHER DRIVING, DUAL CARRIAGEWAYS AND MOTORWAYS)
THIS IS USUALLY DONE IN 2 SESSIONS OF 3 HOURS OR 3 SESSIONS OF 2 HOURS.
MANY INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE OFFERING REDUCED PREMIUMS TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE UNDERTAKEN A PASS PLUS COURSE
ASSESMENT OR REFRESHER LESSONS
IF YOU HAVE PASSED YOUR TEST AND YOU FEEL YOU WOULD LIKE TO IMPROVE SOME AREA OF YOUR DRIVING OR YOU FEEL NERVOUS ABOUT CERTAIN SITUATIONS THEN WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU
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