What age can you drive in the UK?

When can I learn to drive in the UK?

In the United Kingdom, you can start learning to drive when you are 17 years old.

However, you cannot take the driving test and get your full driver’s license until you are at least 17 years and 6 months old.

To start learning to drive, you will need to hold a valid provisional driving license, which you can apply for online or by post. You can apply for a provisional license up to three months before your 17th birthday.

Once you have a provisional license, you can start taking driving lessons with a DVSA-approved instructor.

You will need to log a minimum of 45 hours of driving practice, including at least 22 hours of professional lessons and at least 20 hours of private practice, before you are eligible to take the driving test.

After you have passed the driving test, you will be issued with a full driver’s license, which allows you to drive without supervision. You must be at least 21 years old to apply for a license to drive buses or lorries.