Learning to Drive with Academy Driving School.
So you want to learn to drive? OK, the first thing you will need to do is to get your Provisional Licence. You can apply for the provisional licence when you are 16, but you are not allowed to drive a car until you are 17.
The provisional licence application form (D1) is available from your local Post Office, and we recommend you apply about 3 months before your 17th birthday. You should then receive your licence back in time to book your driving lessons for your birthday.
You also need to check your eyesight. Can you read an old style number from 20.50 metres, or 20 metres for the new style number plate? (Approximately 5 car lengths). If you need to wear contact lenses, or glasses to do this, you must wear them whilst driving.