What happens after I pass my UK practical driving test?
First of all, Congratulations on your success! Your examiner will give you a pass certificate. After having passed your test, you can start driving straight away. Your full licence will arrive in the mail within 2 weeks.
Are there any limitations on my UK driving licence after I get it?
No, the UK doesn’t place any restrictions on newly passed drivers.
What should I know when driving in the UK for the first time?
You should know that the average speed limit is 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, and 60 mph (97 km/h) on carriageways. Speed limits increase to 70 mph (113 km/h) on larger motorways. Be sure to watch out for bikeways (bicycle lanes). These lanes are painted on some streets, and it is illegal for a car to enter these lanes. Another thing you should know is that DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol) is a serious offense in the UK, so don’t drink and drive.
What type of motor insurance should I get in the UK?
The DVSA requires drivers to carry third-party motor insurance at all times. This insurance will cover damage or injury to any other person, vehicle, animal or property in any accident you’re involved in. However, it won’t cover the cost of repairs to your own vehicle. So you may want to purchase insurance that covers your own vehicle as well.
What do I need in order to get my first UK motor insurance?
All you need is a car and a driving licence to get a motor insurance in the UK.
How much does motor insurance cost in the UK?
How much you pay for your motor insurance will typically depend on which insurance company you choose, how old you are, how many people you name in your policy, what type of car you drive and your driving record.
Which is the cheapest car insurance I can buy in the UK?
A wide variety of car insurance companies offer a wide range of pricing options. Be prepared to do your research. Some insurance companies will offer discounts if you are a student, or if you’ve taken a driving education class. Some of the not-so-big name car insurance companies offer the most competitive rates. You can also end up paying less by choosing a car that is in a low insurance group. You may begin by researching different insurance companies and seeing if they offer the best deal for you. Once you have narrowed it down to about 5 companies, just start calling and take it from there.
Why is car insurance in the UK more expensive for new drivers?
Your insurance premium is based on the quantifiable risk you pose to the insurer. Approximately 50% of drivers under 20 get some sort of traffic violation within their first year on the road. The most common mistake is speeding. Speeding can cause a driver to lose control of a car quite easily. Because new drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident, insurance companies charge more to cover them.