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lookingglassx3's avatar

What's the process of learning to drive?

Asked by lookingglassx3 (2134points) May 30th, 2012

It sounds dumb, I know. I turn 17 in a week and I really want to learn to drive as soon as possible. Obviously I know you have lessons and take a test, but what’s a provisional licence and theory, and where do they come into things? Also, my mum has agreed to teach me to drive to save money, but how would I go about booking my test? Thanks for the help :)

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gailcalled's avatar

Where do you live?

(Would I be unkind to suggest that if you are old enough to drive, you can find the answers to these and other questions about the process required to get your first driver’s license?)

lookingglassx3's avatar

@gailcalled England.

(Also, I didn’t understand what you meant in brackets, but I’m not old enough to drive yet.)

gailcalled's avatar

You are almost old enough to drive. I can’t tell you what the regs. are where you live. Ask your older friends or call up what we label The Department of Motor Vehicles. Someone there will answer all your questions.

IN New York State, you get a learner’s permit from the DMV and either take driving lessons or have your scared, shrieking mom or dad teach you. Then you also read the manual and at some point, take a written test.

When you are the right age, you take a driver’s test with a qualified instructor or the local police.

lookingglassx3's avatar

@gailcalled Okay, thank you. :) :P

gailcalled's avatar

PS. In my state if you re 17, you need to take a “Driver’s Education” course also.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Here is another link to a UK government site explaining the process.

Please get lots of practice stopping on an upward slope, particularly if you will be driving a stick shift. Also, how to use the roundabouts. Driving in the rain and/or at night are two others.

Good luck, and keep us posted on your progress!

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