Where do I sign up for a UK provisional licence?
When can I get my provisional licence in the UK?
The DVSA allows you to apply for a provisional driving licence when you’re 15 years and 9 months old.
What do I need to take my driving theory test in the UK?
- Your Great Britain or Northern Ireland provisional driving licence number
- Your email address to get your booking confirmation -- you can’t book online if you don’t have one
- A debit or credit card
- £25 application fee
How much is the UK driving theory test?
In order to apply, you must pay a £25 application fee.
When I take my UK driving theory test, do my parents have to go with me?
No, your parents are not required to go with you. In fact, there are no requirements about who needs to accompany you.
What do I need to know to pass my UK driving theory test?
How many questions are on the UK driving theory test?
Section one has 50 randomly selected multiple-choice questions. Section two consists of 14 video clips(also known as Hazard Perception Test, each about a minute in length) in which you must spot as many hazards as possible.
What is the passing score on the UK driving theory test?
Yes, the DVSA requires you to take a vision test when you apply for a UK driving licence. You must have visual acuity of at least decimal 0.5 (6/12) measured on Snellen scale (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary).
How many questions can I miss on the 2017 UK driving theory test?
You cannot miss more than 7 questions in section one, or more than 31 points in section two.
What common errors must I avoid when taking the UK driving theory test?
After putting so much effort into studying, you definitely don’t want to make mistakes that you can easily avoid! The biggest error to avoid is rushing through questions. The DVSA explicitly states that they’re not trying to “trick” you. Just take your time and remember what you’ve studied.
Can I use the UK Highway Code when I take the actual permit test at the DVSA?
Absolutely NOT! This is not an open book test. The purpose of the test is to make sure you understand and apply the rules of the road.
Do I get a drug test when I get a provisional licence in the UK?
Yes you do. You agree to submit a chemical test when you sign the application for your learner’s permit and driving licence. The drug test determines the alcohol and drug content in your bloodstream.
Where is the easiest DVSA office to pass my driving theory test?
There is no “easy” place. The ONLY place to take a permit test is at the DVSA office. The easiest thing to do is be prepared. The test is computerized and the questions are randomly picked.
How do I read some feedback from people who already passed their UK driving theory test?
What if I don’t pass my driving theory test?
The DVSA will require you to wait at least 3 working days before you can take your test again.
If I fail my driving theory test, when is the next time I can take it?
The DVSA will require you to wait at least 3 working days before you can take your test again. During this time, you should take the practise test available at https://www.gov.uk/practise-your-driving-theory-test. We also encourage you to take ALL of our mock theory tests on this website, including the FREE Mock Theory Marathon Test here.
Who can I drive with a UK provisional licence?
You must be accompanied by a driver aged at least 21, who has a minimum of three years’ driving experience, at all times when you’re operating a vehicle. You must also fix learner plates known as ‘L’ plates (‘D’ plates in Wales) to the front and back of the car. You must also apply for and receive third-party insurance in order to drive legally in the UK.
Where can I drive with a UK provisional licence?
You may drive anywhere as long as you’re accompanied by a driver aged at least 21, who has a minimum of three years’ driving experience, as long as you have learner plates known as ‘L’ plates (‘D’ plates in Wales) affixed to the front and back of the car, and as long as you have third-party insurance.