When Can I Start Learning to Drive?

In the UK, the earliest age you can drive a car on public roads is 17.

You can’t take your theory test or your practical driving test before your 17th birthday – although you can apply for your provisional driving licence up to 3 months before you are 17. This means you can make sure you have it on your 17th birthday!

Until you have a provisional drivers licence, you can’t drive on public roads – even if you are 17.

If you want to get a head start on your driving training, why not get hold of a copy of one or more of these books – published by the DSA:

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