How do I start to learn to drive?
You need to be at least 17 years old (16 years old for some disabled drivers) and hold a provisional driving licence. You can apply for your provisional licence up to 3 months before your 17th birthday by completing a form (from the Post Office or the DVLA form ordering service) or online (see www.gov.uk).
How many lessons will it take to pass a driving test?
This depends on many factors such as how often you have lessons with your driving school, if you get any private practice or if you have driving experience of any kind. There is no set number of lessons and everybody is different. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) advises that it can take, on average, 45 hours of professional tuition and 22 hours of private practice.
How much is a test?
Currently, the car theory test costs £23 and the car practical test is £62 (weekdays) and £75 (weekend). Information for all other categories can be found at www.gov.uk
How do I book a test?
The easiest way is to use the official online booking service (www.gov.uk). This service operates every day from 6am until 11.40pm. You must have passed your theory test before a practical test can be booked.
Can I change the date/time of my test once it's booked?
Yes, and the simplest way is online (www.gov.uk). Here, the date, time and test centre can all be changed, however, you need to give at least 3 clear working days' notice to avoid losing your test fee.
Will I sit my test in another car?
No, you will use the driving school car that you are used to driving.
If you have any further questions, get in touch with the Learn With Jennie Driving School on 01606 855000 or 07970 524836.