Provisional licence holder and the Law

Here are the important rules that a provisional license holder has to be fully aware, and the law governing how you learn to drive in the UK, with the terms/conditions that apply to you until you have passed the DVSA driving Test.

  • As a provisional licence holder, you can not drive a car unsupervised. The terms of your license state that you must be accompanied by a full license holder who is over 21 and has held their license for 3 years or more. Everyday provisional license holders in the UK are caught driving unsupervised, resulting in fines, points on license. One exception is foreign license holders with an international driving permit, who are driving within the first 12 months of their first arrival in the UK.



    Note: A foreign driving licence holder can not supervise a UK provisional licence not matter how long they have held a licence, you have to hold a full British licence to do that.
    A supervising driver can not be banned from driving or it would be illegal for you as a provisional licence holder to have them sitting next to you.



  • If you only have a provisional driving license, you must display 'L' plates when driving a car in the UK. It is a condition of you being a learner driver that you MUST display regulation sized 'L' plates when driving a car, the 'L' plates must be clearly visible from both the front and rear of the car you are driving.



  • You must be insured to drive the car you are learning in. This is not usually a problem if you are learning to drive with an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) or (PDI), but make sure that your instructor's registration has not expired, and if in doubt you should ask for proof. It is YOUR responsibility as the driver to know that the car is insured, as in the case of an accident, the 3rd party will pursue you in the first instance as the driver in charge of the car, though your supervisor or instructor could be seen as an accomplice. There is a new car insurance law for 2011.




  • As a provisional license holder, you need to make sure the car you are driving is road worthy, this is not limited to having a current MOT, but includes the tyres being legal, all lights in working order, and the exhaust system working properly, the police will stop any car they suspect is not roadworthy.



  • Driving on International foreign licence in the UK. You can use your locally issued driving licence here in the UK for the first 12 months after your initial entry in the UK, provided the car you are driving is insured and you will not need to display "L" plates. You can not however get insured with an international licence, apply for a UK provisional licence, and then expect to be covered to drive displaying "L" plates. You have to decide if you are a UK learner, or a visitor needing to drive in the UK temporarily. You can't use your international licence 12 months after your initial arrival, even if you have left and revisited.



    Ignorance is no excuse in the sight of the law, so make sure you are fully aware of the conditions of your provisional license.

    Q: My supervising driver has lost or misplaced their licence, can I still drive on a provisional licence with them sitting next to me if insured on the car?
    A: As long as you are sure that the supervising driver next to you has held a full UK licence for over 3 years in the category of vehicle you are driving. Then you are legally OK. If stopped by the police, they can easily check the DVSA database once your supervisor confirms their identity and address, so this shouldn't be a problem. If involved in an accident, then things could get a little complicated as you might need a driver number or even a copy of the licence to claim on the insurance policy, so it is always a good idea to ask them to get a replacement as soon as possible to avoid problems.





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  • 191 comments:

    1. Graham9:01 pm

      Hi,

      Been reading a few things on this blog - my wife is learning to drive and has started practicing with me. But I have a query with the L plates. Specifically, we have bought two sets of magnetic plates - one with the top and bottom strips, one all-over magnetic - and on the the last three drives, pretty much as soon as she went over 30mph the plate on the bonnet came off and disappeared in the slipstream.

      I thought about putting an 'L' sticker on the bonnet and leaving the remaining magnetic one at the back. But I don't want it there when I'm driving alone as a) there wouldn't be one at the back of the car and b) according to ROSPA's website it's illegal for a non-learner to display plates. The latter makes me ask why they're even sold - I doubt people take them off after each practice and buy a new set...

      Could you suggest what to do? Ideally I'd like a transparent decal for inside the windscreen on the passenger side, though I've never seen such a thing. Alternatively, does anyone make magnetic L-plates that actually hold? The only places I could tie something on would obscure the numberplate or be below it, too low to be legal?

      If it helps, the car is a Renault Megane.

      Cheers,
      Graham

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    2. Graham, I use the all magnetic type L plates for my Ford Fiesta car, and don't have problems with them flying off the bonnet, even at 70mph on the dual carriageways.

      I think they are £6.99 from halfords.

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      1. Hello there can anyone help please.
        I am 36 year old I came in uk 7 year go I have a my own car and I have a provisional licence from 6 year I pass the theory test, If I have a full insurance on my car can i drive it on L plates on my own as i cant have some to supervise me in the vehicle at the same time

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      2. No, you need to have someone with you, who is legally able to supervise, at all times you are driving. In regards to your theory test you must pass your practical test within 2 years of passing this is stated on the theory certification paper you are given when you pass.

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    3. Hi,
      I am currently learning to drive. I have a provsional license and i am now insured on my own car, i am also driving with someone over 21 who has more than 5 years of driving experience but we can't find any information about driving with additional passengers and wondered what the regulations on this are. I have been learning for 4 years and i am a very confident driver, i just have problems taking my test and get very nervous. Can you confirm if you can take additional passengers in a car on a provisional license??

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    4. You can carry passengers in your car as long as their are no restrictions on your insurance (not usually a problem), up to the legal maximum for the car, so a 7 seater MPV would allow you to carry 5 additional passengers excluding your supervising driver, a normal salon car would be 3 passengers in the back.

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      1. can I drive my own car with mi car insurance and my provisional driving licence UK next to me other people with him driver licence from EU?
        That is Allowed?

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    5. Hi,

      I want to ask a question. I currently have my provisional licence and am taking lessons with a qualified instructor.

      My father owns a car (and has been driving for 30 years) and is insured fully comprehensive. With my father's permission and with him being present, am I allowed to practice driving with him in his car? Or do I have to pay for insurance on his name in order to drive his car?

      When I first got my provisional licence, the only stipulation from the DVLA was that in order to drive, I had to be accompanied by a driver with a full valid UK licence for more than 3 years. Nothing was stated anywhere about me having to be insured.

      Thank you and I hope someone can help me!

      Cheers,
      Shafiq

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    6. You can not drive without insurance, whether it is your dad's car or someone else's. You need to have an insurance policy that allows you to drive, usually most provisional licence holders get themselves added to their parent's car policy which then allows them to drive their parent's car, and this is what you need to do with your dad.

      It doesn't matter if he is the one supervising your or not, as long as you are a named driver on his policy you can drive his car provided you are accompanied by someone 21yrs old who has held a licence for 3 years.

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      1. I am a provisional license holder and i am insured on my dads car as a named driver, he is the main driver. can my girlfriend accompany me in the vehicle instead of the main driver (my dad) she is over 21 and has held a clean license for over 5 years. im worried about insurance technicalities can you please advise.

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    7. Thanks a bunch, saved me making one nasty mistake.

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    8. Anonymous2:47 pm

      Hi, i have my own car and am in the process of getting it insured. I havent passed my test yet but have a provisional licence. If i insure my car as Third Party, Fire and Theft, am i ok to drive my car aslong as i am supervised by someone over twenty one that has had a licence for more than 3 years?

      Thanks

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    9. Once you have the car insured by a UK insurance company, you can legally drive the car with a provisional licence as long as you are being supervised as you mentioned. You don't need to wait until you pass the driving test.

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    10. Anonymous3:04 pm

      Thanks, so i dont have to have full comprehensive insurance in order to drive supervised? I am ok with just Third Party, Fire and Theft as my insurance? This is all very confusing for me!

      Thank you for your help.

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    11. For more information about insurance for provisional or full driving licence holders read driving without insurance.

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    12. Anonymous12:51 am

      Hi,
      I'm thinking about driving with my sister, she's been driving long enough and has a full lisense but she has points on her lisense. Does that make a difference?

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    13. As long as your supervising driver has not been banned from driving, then it is okay for your sister to accompany you while driving. You still need to make sure you full your obligations as stated in the article.

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    14. Anonymous9:38 pm

      hi there

      im 16 years old and i ahve just sent off for my provisional license and im just wondering when it comes through could i drive my parents car if there in the car with me ??

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    15. You can not drive a car until you are 17 in the UK, unless you are 16 and on the higher disability benefit. So unless the above applies to you, then you will have to wait till your 17th birthday.

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    16. This is an interesting discussion. I wonder if anyone can advise me in my situation. I am a provisional license holder taking lessons with an ADI. While I've held a valid American license for over 30 years, my residency here requires a UK license.
      I've been looking for a way to practice my driving privately in addition to my lessons. My flatmate and her brother both will go with me in their cars but I need to get insurance. So, I have two questions:

      Can a provisional driver get insurance that covers them in any car they use to practice?

      Will having a license from another country for some time and without violations help to alleviate the sticker shock of insuring me as a provisional/new driver?

      Thanks for any information that might be offered.

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    17. Anonymous1:00 pm

      If i only have a single seated car / vehicle can i drive it on L plates on my own as i cant have some to supervise me in the vehicle at the same time???

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    18. Anonymous9:32 pm

      Hi,

      I want to buy my own car and have looked in to the insurance I need as a provisional license holder however I want to know if the person teaching me needs to be insured on my car as well? (I realise they have to be 21 and 3 yrs with license). For instance if my dad was to give me lessons in my car could he do them without being insured on my car as well?

      thanks

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    19. Your supervising driver does not need to be insured to drive your car unless they intend to show you how to do things practically such as demonstrate how to perform the left reverse round the corner.

      So no your dad does not need to be a named driver of your car. He might still be able to drive your car with 3rd party cover if he has comprehensive insurance of his own.

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    20. Anonymous5:01 pm

      hi..

      my brother is looking for car insurance quotes with a provisional driving license.. when insured my dad will go out with him.. my dad has been driving for 25 years and is insured on his own car.. does he need to be insured on my brothers car to go out with him?

      thanks

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    21. Anonymous5:02 pm

      it doesnt matter.. ive just read your response to the comment before! sorry!

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    22. Anonymous7:58 pm

      Hi, I Am Currently 16 But 17 In About A Month, I Just Sent Off My Provisional License, Do You Think I'll Be Accepted ??

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    23. Your driving licence application will be accepted, but you MUST not drive until you reach the age of 17, otherwise you will be breaking the laws, and that won't be a good start of your driving career.

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    24. Anonymous12:31 am

      I have a provisional although my wife has been driving for 9 years she holds a international drivers license, is it still ok to drive with her in the car supervising me or does she need a UK license?

      Thanks

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    25. Anonymous4:03 pm

      hey,
      ive just turned 17 and my dad is helping me sort out getting my provisional and is getting me insured on his car but do i need to passed my theory test before i can drive wth him??

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    26. erin b5:24 pm

      Hi
      i have my car and insurance and all you need to learn but i was wondering...
      can my brother come with me he is 21 and been driving for 4 years overall however he was temporarily banned last year so does the 3 years start again or can he supervise me legally??
      please help

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    27. Anonymous4:39 pm

      Hi, My 17-year-old daughter has a provisional license and is taking lessons with an instructor. She is insured to drive my car. I am currently unable to drive, due to a broken leg, but would like to supervise my daughter in my car. Is this or do I have to be able to take over in case of emergencies?

      Andy

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      1. My understanding is, as long as the 'learner' is insured to drive the car, the 'supervisor' does not have to be insured to drive it as long as they fulfil the age and full licence requirement. So, in your case you are doubly covered, even tho' you are not physically able to drive. (I could be wrong tho')

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      2. Having spoken to a traffic officer, yes this is the case, you don't need to be able to physically drive, though you have to weigh up the risk factor considering the experience of the learner being supervised.

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    28. Andy, yes you need to be able to drive the car in case of any event, and therefore it doesn't look like you are currenty in a position to supervise your 17 year old daugher on her provisional licence.

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    29. Hi, I'll be learning to drive soon and currently hold a provisional licence. I will also be buying my own car soon and would like to use this car whilst I practice my driving under supervision. What i'd like to know is whether these temporary learner driver insurance plans are to real deal or are they a scam?

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    30. Hi, I am 16 years old & I have already sent off for my provisional licence. My dad has a car which he is all legal for, He has been driving well over 3 years & he is over the age of 21. So i was wondering if i could drive his car with L plates & my dad sat in the passenger seat.
      I would appreciate it if you got back to me, Thanks.

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    31. Anonymous6:54 pm

      How long does a provisional licence last?

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    32. Some answers to recent questions:

      You the provisional licence holder needs to be insured to drive a car, either by being a named driver on someone else's insurance (parent, spouse or friend) or by getting your own insurance. Your supervisor does not need to be insured as long as they don't intend to drive the car, but must hold a full licence.

      Your provisional licence lasts till your 70th birthday.

      You can only be supervised by a full british licence holder, no international permit holders.

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    33. Anonymous8:57 pm

      Hi

      I'm sixteen and am able to drive i march, or so i thought.

      A friend of mine told me that I am able to apply for a provisional now and start leaning. Is this true ?

      Cheers

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    34. Anonymous10:25 pm

      Hi, my parent get higher disability and im 16 will i be able to apply for a provisional and learn?

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    35. Anonymous1:50 pm

      Hi my girlfriend had an international licence for over 5 years. she just had it changed to a full uk licence about a month ago. can she supervise me driving or do i have to wait for her to have held the uk licence for 3 years

      thanks
      kevin

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    36. Anyone supervising a provisional licence holder in the UK while driving needs to have held a full British licence for 3 years for the category of car being driven.

      Automatic licence holders can't supervise in a manual car.

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    37. Anonymous2:20 am

      hi i am the person who asked about my girlfriend with the internatioal licence changed to a uk licence. thank you for answering my question so quick. but i just wanted to be sure . was your answer no. she can not supervise me.
      thanks
      kevin

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    38. Hi, The answer I am looking for could be interesting and helpful to my friend who is being held back. A friend of mine who has bought a car is insured and put his daughter (22 yrs old) as a 2nd driver as a provisinal driving license holder on his insurance policy.

      Can my friend who has held his full uk driving license for more than 15 yrs supervise his daughter?? The answer could be Yes or No as my friend's arrival to settle in the UK is in Oct 2006 and started driving his car in the UK is from Apr 2007 to this date (32 months) although he is a holder of full UK driving license issued to him in 1986 or 87 (as per him)while he was serving in the British Army based in Hongkong.

      Subject to Driving Experience in the UK or duration of full UK license he held will permit to supervise his daughter who has already attended more than 20 driving lessons from Qualified Driving Instructor??

      Please advise me on his behalf accordingly.

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    39. If the licence is a full UK one, then it doesn't matter if it was issued in Hong Kong (which was under British control then), it is valid.

      If you have any doubt as to it's validity, then contact the DVLA, as they have the final say, even the police will call them if they are not sure if a document is valid or not.

      Remember the provisional licence holder has to be insured to drive a car, and the supervisor has to be a full holder for 3years or more (don't need to be insured unless supervisor also wants to drive the car).

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    40. Graham2:55 am

      I notice in a previous thread you spoke to a chap with a broken leg and you stated that a supervisor must be able to take over and drive the car if needed..

      if as a supervisor you are not insured on the car then broken leg or no broken leg he is still not allowed to drive the car.

      are there any clauses for a non insured person (ie the supervisor) to drive the car in any exceptional circumstances?

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    41. Graham, my earlier comment about the broken leg was slightly incorrect.
      For convinience sake it is a good idea to be able to drive the car in the case of an event, but there is NO LEGAL requirement for this in the road traffic act.

      There are no circumstances that allows you to take over from a provisional licence holder and drive their car if you aren't insured.

      Most drivers with comprehensive insurance can drive any car within their licence category with the owner's permission under 3rd party only cover.

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    42. Anonymous3:51 pm

      Hi I am still learning to drive, just bought my own car and am insured with my mum. But can i go out with someone different other than my mum? If they have more than 3 years experience and over 21?

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    43. Anonymous12:37 pm

      Hi,
      Can I ride a 50cc moped on a provisional licence?

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    44. Anonymous8:27 pm

      hi is there a set amount of time a provisional license holder can drive a week??????

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    45. Anonymous12:42 pm

      hi,
      I have my provisional driving licence and I wonder if I can use a car with foreign number plates. The car has equivalent of mot and I'm insured. Is it ok to drive it as long as i have my "l" plates displayed and a driver with me?

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    46. Anonymous5:20 pm

      hi, im 21 and it will be my 3rd year driving in a couple of months, can i have a learner on my license now or do i have to wait till the date i passed?

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    47. Hi,

      I have been reading most of the questions and responses on this blog but unfortunately, the question I want to ask was not answered.
      I am 18 years of age with a provisional license, I would like to find out if I can use public car parks to learn to drive, obviously I would be accompanied by my dad.

      Thats pretty much all.

      Thanks

      Julian

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    48. You will still need to be insured to cover any 3rd party should you be involved in an incident.

      Also remember that others have a right to use the car park as well, and you can be asked to leave if causing too much inconvinience.

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    49. Anonymous11:01 pm

      Hi,
      I have a Provisional License and have passed my theory test with good marks, and I can drive a manual properly and I am very confident on the road. and I am superivsed when I drive.

      Bmy question is that I made a mistake twice (which I know I shouldn't have) I was driving on a dual carrige way and all of a sudden I took a wrong turn and ended up on a M1 motorway, I couldn't tur around so I carried on for a long distance untill I saw a service station and turn around and drove back the same distance ot get back on from where I took wrong turn, AND I wanted to ask you the police anyone watch the camera's might taken pic my car with L plates driving on M1 twice in a row!!! Please HELP I am really worried, I hope it's not gonna affect my license!!

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    50. Anonymous11:04 pm

      M1 driver: And yeh I am inusred with 3rd party fire and theft!!!!

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    51. You should be okay, but best wait for at least 2 weeks to see if you get any letters from the police which will normally be sent to the address of the registered owner of the vehicle on the DVLA database.

      All cameras on the Motorways are maintained and monitored by the highway agency, so unless the operator thought you were a danger to other traffic, then it is most likely not going to be reported, as it not against the law to display 'L' plates on the motorway but it is illegal for learners (provisional licence holders) to drive there alone or supervised.

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    52. Anonymous3:25 pm

      hi, i am a provisional holder with third party fire and theft insurance on my car, was just wondering i know as a provisional licence holder you have to be insured on your car and be supervised with a driver who had there licence over 3 years and over the age of 21 but i was just wondering if i can drive with kids in the car and doing the above correct! thank x

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    53. Yes you can drive with children in the car, but if you are still learning skills (ie not at driving test standard), kids can be distracting and have a negative effect on lessons.

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    54. Anonymous11:07 am

      thank you very much for that infomation :)

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    55. Anonymous6:02 pm

      hi l an an assylum seeker and l hold an arc card from the home office,is it possible for me to apply for a provisional licence?will be grateful for an advice since i do not want to break the law thank u.

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    56. Adam Harraway9:20 pm

      hello. quick question. i have just completed a driving ban so my insurance is very expensive, my girlfriend has a provisional license and i would like to get her insured so that when she passes she can drive the car without having to be added onto the policy at a later date (which would cost even more) so is it possible to insure her as if she has already passed so that when she eventually does pass we dont have to add her on?

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    57. Anonymous6:36 pm

      hi i am insured on my car under my provisional, and was wondering if my friend who is over 21 and had his licence for 1 and a half years then lost it, then got it back and has now had it for 2 years, is he able to accompany me when i drive my car?

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    58. In response Anonymous to who asked:
      Can I ride a 50cc moped on a provisional licence?

      You must add a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificate to your provisional licence before you can take your 50cc out on the road.

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    59. Anonymous7:58 am

      HI I am a 22 year old who has had my provisional since i was seventeen. recently my boyfriend rang up his insurance company and they advised that they it was against the law to insure me on his car because i have had my provisional for more than 2 years is this true?

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    60. No, it is not against the law to insure a provisional driving licence holder no matter how long they have held it for.

      The insurance company can refuse to cover someone if they don't like the risk, so they are not doing anything illegal, but I would question the excuse that was given.

      Your boyfriend can always look for quotes from a specialist online car insurance brooker to see if he can get a cheaper policy and cover you as a provisional licence holder.

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    61. Anonymous4:55 pm

      driving instructor at least you could have shared your opinions with an assylum seeker as you do with others whats up with bieng a ignorant

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    62. @assylum seeker. Sorry your question got missed. I don't know what an ARC card is, and I think your question would be best answered by the home office, as they are the ones that place restrictions on what you can or can not do while your assylum application is being processed.

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    63. Anonymous11:36 am

      I am currently having driving lessons at the moment. My driving instructor says i am comptentant to go out with my mum. I have been put on the insurance for my mums car. My question is whilst having private practice with her, am i legally allowed to have my 3 year old son in the car with me?
      Thanks

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    64. Yes you can legally drive with your 3 year old son or any other passengers in the car.

      You need to decide if he will not be a distraction, because your attention needs to be fully on the learning process, not just getting from A to B but doing it the way your driving instructor has taught you and dealing with faults as they occur.

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    65. Anonymous7:33 pm

      Hi,
      i have a full motorcylce license and i want to learn to drive, do i need to send off for a provisional license(even though they took that off me once i passed my bike test)or can i use my full bike license. thanks

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    66. Your motorcycle licence is your provisional licence for driving cars.

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    67. Anonymous3:06 pm

      i have a full provisional license and 3rd party fire a theft insurance under provisional ... but my mum only has an automatic license is she allowed to be my "provisional passenger" even though its a manual car ?

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    68. You need someone with a Manual full licence to supervise you.

      Your mum does not qualify as she is only allowed to drive automatic cars.

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    69. Anonymous3:53 pm

      Hi,
      My boyfriend has a provisional licence.
      I am South African, and obtained my full licence there in 1999. I moved to the UK a couple of years ago, and converted my SA licence into a UK licence in June last year.
      Am I eligible to supervise my boyfriend when he drives? It is unclear whether having had a full South African licence for 12 years counts, or only the years I have had a full licence in the UK (i.e. less than a year, which would make me ineligible to supervise him).
      Hope you can clarify this! Thanks!

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    70. Anonymous9:36 am

      Hello, I have had my provisional licence for a very sad 7 years now due to having to give up lessons when I was younger due to money. Have now got back behind the wheel but I am unable to be added to my partners car insurance to get some extra practice in as apparently I have had my licence too long? IS this true, is this lawful? I have never taken a test its purely been down to money as to why I havent yet passed!

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    71. No, it is not against the law to insure a provisional driving licence holder no matter how long they have held it for.

      The insurance company can refuse to cover someone if they don't like the risk, so they are not doing anything illegal, but I would question the excuse that was given.

      You can always look for quotes from a specialist online car insurance brooker to see if he can get a cheaper policy and cover you as a provisional licence holder, but the recent new car insurance laws has meant companies are now being more picky on who they insure.

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    72. Anonymous2:40 pm

      Hi, can you drive in europe with a provisional licence.

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    73. Anonymous1:25 pm

      What are we paying when we pay 50 pounds to get a provisional driver licence?

      Just for the licence?

      (i.g. books and dates to the full driver licence)

      Thanks
      Pablo

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    74. Anonymous3:56 pm

      hi what is the youngest age to get a provisional licence and what can you do and drive with it??

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    75. Could I just clarify this: can my daughter drive me (to the shops) as a provisional license holder and insured on our car insurance with me in a plaster cast? If she had an 'event' would the insurance cover any damages for example?

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    76. You need to ask your insurance company that question. Legally there is nothing stopping that as long as she is insured to drive and you have a valid licence older than 3 years for the type of vehicle being driven.

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    77. Anonymous4:42 pm

      hi i am a learner driver, i have also brought a car which i have had taxed m.o.d't and im now insured on a learner drivers insurance.... my question is... what would happen to me and or my car if i was to be caught driving unsupervised??

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    78. Anonymous2:47 pm

      was wondering if i get insured on my car with a uk provisional license on a learner insurance policy would my other half have to b present for me to drive the car or would he have to b the named/main driver or policy holder and add me to his insurance for me to drive the car without him ??

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    79. You need to be insured to drive the car. It doesn't matter who sits beside you as long as they have held a full licence for 3yrs and are over 21.

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    80. Anonymous9:36 pm

      hi there i have been reading this blog - i have been learning to driver for ages and is able to drive. i am wondering 2 things.
      1. i am on my mums insurance as a named driver but can anyone who is over 21 n driving for 3years sit next to me?.
      2. my mum has broken her leg is it illegal for her to sit next to me while i drive? i am very capabler to drive the car and i will drive there and back, i will not need her to drive can she still sit next to me or can i get in alot of trouble with the police??
      thanks for reading this i hope to hear from you soon

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    81. 1. As long as you are insured to drive the car, anyone over 21 with 3 years full licence for the type of car you are driving can supervise you. An auto licence holder can not supervise in manual car.

      2. There is no legal requirement that your supervisor must be able to drive the car, so legally your mum can sit in the front with you with a broken leg, s long as she is fully qualified and icenced to drive the car.

      Whether it is a sensible thing to do, is something that both of you have to consider. The police will have no legal ground to stand on just because your mum has a broken leg, as long as she is able to supervise you (not drunk, sleeping).

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    82. tasha9:48 pm

      hi ive just bought my own car, i still hav a provisional licence, if i get provisional insurance can i drive it as long as im supervised. this is all so confusing lol, thanks

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    83. As long as you are insured and supervised by an appropriately licensed driver, then you are ok.

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    84. Anonymous9:57 am

      Hi
      can I drive a single seater 250 quad bike on provisional car licence if i put L plates on it and insure, tax, Mot .
      Thanks

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    85. Hi if someone had a ban and recently got it back can they supervise a learner driver or do they need to have their licence for 3 years too x

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    86. Anonymous11:29 am

      Hi,

      I have a car, fully insured and have everything I need to drive legally but was wondering.. My boyfriend was banned for a year, the ban has been lifted now and he has reapplied for his license, I know the ban doesn't count just as long as he's over 21 and been driving for 3 or more years but he has sent off for his license 2 weeks ago, is he allowed to supervise me while he waits or does he have to wait for the card part to arrive? And would it be on the dvla system as having a license yet?

      Thanks!
      Justine

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    87. Anonymous5:16 pm

      Hey there
      I'm a provisional licence holder and I'm insured on my partners car (fully comp) my partner works alot so we were thinking about my dad possibly teaching me (I have done and failed my test so I am experienced) in our car. Does my dad need to be insured on our car to supervise me he has had his licence for over 5years and is well over 21?

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    88. You Dad DOES NOT need to be insured on your car unless he intends to drive it, and is not covered on his own comprehensive insurance policy.

      IT IS ALWAYS THE DRIVER OF THE CAR THAT NEEDS TO BE INSURED, not the supervisor.

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    89. Anonymous6:43 pm

      Thank you. X

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    90. Anonymous6:32 pm

      hi if u hold a full licence on a automatic and have done for 6 yrs, can u teach a learner in a manual

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    91. Hey, I'm a provisional licence holder and have a friend who has held a licence for a long time over 3 years, at the moment her licence has expired, would it still be ok for her to supervise me? Thanks. Elisse.

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    92. Anonymous11:43 am

      Hi my partner has a full valid uk driving license but has not driven for some time and would like to get back behind the wheel,I also have a full valid license and fully comp insurance ,my question is can I let my partner drive my car with me in it and would we be covered by my insurance.thank you

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    93. You need to get your partner added to the insurance for them to legally drive the car. Your being in the car is of no effect since they hold a full UK licence.

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    94. Anonymous11:27 am

      hello I hold uk automatic license five years . Can I learn drive my girlfriend in my car(automatic)

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      1. Yes, as long as she is insured on the car also.

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    95. Anonymous11:43 am

      Hello,

      I am looking to get some driving exeperience with a friend that is over twenty one and learned to drive 10 years ago. he has been banned in between that time and has only been driving again for a year.

      can he supervise my driving?

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    96. Anonymous7:59 pm

      im preety sure he cant

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    97. hi, i have two questions and i apologize if i seem rather stupid.

      i am 17 years old and am about to take my theory and driving lessons. my mum has had a license for over 10 years and has let me drive her car to get experience, she will be supervising me. i will only be driving on the large parking lot at her work place and her boss has agreed to let us, on the day we will be there the place will be closed so there will be no other vehicles, people and no buildings i could damage, so it is physically impossible that i will crash and cause injury or damage. what i want to know is do i need L plates and do i need insurance? in my view insurance seems unessecary because as i have stated there is nothing and nobody i could cause damage or injury to and insurance will be unbelievably stupidly expensive.

      my second question is what types of insurance policy are there. i have done some searching and found that most policys will cover other people if i crash into them. i do not want this kind of insurance, instead i want to know if there is any insurance that covers JUST me and my car if i have an accident, my main concern is not being able to pay for any damage to my car.

      please reply soon because i want to try and sort out insurance before i get my car, my friends have suggested that i wait and get a car before i even search for insurance but i always thought insurance was to be bought first (i now realise how stupid that does sound) but i wanted to be sure, i would very much like to buy a car before i buy insurance.

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    98. Anonymous3:54 pm

      Hiya im after some information ,, my partner has just gone to put me on his insurance for our car but according to the insurance company they wont insure me because iv had my provisional licence for more than 3 years ?? is this correct?? im taking my lesson with a driving instructor but wanted extra help inbetween lessons which is why i was going on the insurance??

      many thanks x

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    99. Insurance companies are being very picky of recent, and they can choose who they do or do not insure. If your partner's company refuses to cover you, then the only option availaible is to switch company which might be cheaper or more expensive.

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    100. Anonymous1:45 pm

      Hi,

      Please could you advise if as a provisional license holder, I can drive, with requirement met full license holder, in a share car service, like Zipcar without having to insure my own car - as I don't currently have one?

      Thanks,

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    101. You will need to contact zipcar and ask if their insurance covers learner drivers.

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    102. Anonymous1:28 pm

      Hi, I have just received my provisional license. I am originally from Bulgaria and going home for the summer so was wondering weather I could use the provisional uk license there and drive in my dad's car with him. Been trying to find info online but nothing comes up so any help would be appreciated!

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    103. I do not think you can use a UK provisional licence to learn to drive in Bulgaria. Can't you find out from your dad or however will be teaching you?

      Anyone learning to drive in the UK has to have a provisional licence issue here.

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    104. Hey,
      Ive got a provisional driving license, and my best friend has a full UK license fully comprehensive insurance, 21 and driving for four years. we are planning a road trip with me driving and my friend as my supervisor, can i drive on motorways or dual carriageways yet? As i noticed the law for that is changing this year. If not, am i okay to drive on normal roads and country roads on this road trip with my friend supervising me. (obviously im insured on the car)
      thanks

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      1. Learner drivers are not permitted on motorways yet (july 2012), and the new change when it comes into effect will only be for learners with a DSA approved instructor.

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    105. Anonymous11:13 pm

      Hi,
      would it be possible to add a second car to my learner driver insurance policy?

      thanks

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    106. Anonymous12:57 pm

      Can someone spervise me if they have points on there license

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    107. Anonymous8:00 am

      Hi
      I am learning to drive in an automatic car but my parents have manual licenses. Can they supervise me in my automatic car or do I need someone who has an automatic license to do it?
      Thank you

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    108. Yes your parents can supervise you, as they have a Manual full UK licence, it is the other way round that is not allowed. A full automatic licence an not supervise a provisional licence in a manual car.

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    109. Anonymous2:08 pm

      can my mum who has has been driving for 20+ years supervise me if she has had a previous driving ban a few years ago but now has a licence?

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    110. Does the supervising person have to sit in the FRONT passenger seat of the vehicle or not? I am learning to drive in my own car but my wife gets very uncomfortable sitting in the back of any car so I just want to see if the fully licensed passenger has to be in the front or not? Please advise

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    111. Hello everyone. I have a quick query - I passed my test 3 and a half years ago - I got a two years ban a year and 6 months after passing my practical test - I have got my license back just now - on my licence it states the date I passed which was almost almost 4 years ago - Am I now allowed to supervise my younger brother? who is insured and has obviously currently holding a provisional license -

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    112. Anonymous8:03 pm

      Confusing question!
      As a provisional licence holder, I am insured fully comp in my corsa but if I wanted to drive our other family car with permission and still under correct supervision from a driver with over 5 years experience am I insured still (3rd party) and allowed to do this?

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    113. Hello, I was wondering if I could apply for my provisional licence even though I am only 16 years old?

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    114. See http://www.yourdrivinglicence.co.uk/minimum-age-requirements.html and http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/Motoringtransactions/BeforeyouapplyA/DG_10032690 for confirmation of the law surrounding minimum age to apply for provisional driving license. Please note, at 16, you can only ride mopeds (up to 50CC), etc. You need to be 17 or older to start driving cars (even when learning) or 51-125CC mopeds/motorbikes. Please consult the links I have supplied for full information and how to apply :-)

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    115. Anonymous, regarding insurance on your corsa. Normally, when fully comp on a vehicle, you have 3rd party to drive other cars when you have permission (as long as you display "L" plates, etc). It would be best to check with your insurance provider to be on the safe side though as SOME insurers do NOT cover learners to drive other vehicles unless it has been approved by them or sent as a curtesy car by them. Or at least consult your documents as they should show whether you have 3rd party cover for other vehicles.

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    116. Anonymous5:01 pm

      i have friend that held his licence for 5 years, he then had to do a resit cause he lost it the licence from drink driving, he has now been passed for one year, is he allowed to sit next to a learner driver? or does he have to have the licence for another 3 years in a row? thanks

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    117. Anonymous12:49 pm

      Can a full B auto driver go on the motorway under B manual provisional licence rules when learning for the B or B+E manual test?

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    118. i no someone who has not passed there test and drives back and forth in a housing association parking bay on his own in a car that is not insured or taxed , is it wrong?

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    119. oh and the lad who drives in a parking bay with no tax , insurance,no full licence.no L plates or a accompanied driver has driven down a public highway with no shoes on in his car again with none of the above.i have a video of him and a witness but i am scared to do anything because he will come and vandalize my car.

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    120. Hi can some one with an auto licence sit me up in an Manuel?

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    121. Anonymous1:57 pm

      Hi
      My daughter turns 17 in Jan 2012. I would like to get her a car as a sort of xmas present which of course I know she can't drive until 17th birthday. The question is how do I get her on her own insurance before then to start her NCB. Or do I have to insure it as a parent then sort out individual insurance when she passes her test within the following months? (if she's lucky to pass of course!) cheers - and thanks - Kev

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    122. When insuring the car, ask the policy to be in her name, that way she gets the NCB at the end of the first year if no claims have been made.

      Do tell the insurance company when she passes the driving test, to keep the policy valid.

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    123. Anonymous1:44 am

      hi i got a question i have just insured my car fully comp so i can practise 12 days before my test ovbiously i insured it as a learner driver on a provisional licence i have just payed a deposit in excess off 200 pounds and may only need it for 12 - 14 days my question is this, if i need to change to full uk will the insurance company charge me a deposit again costing me a further more 200 pounds or will i just be able to pay the excess?

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    124. You are most likely to be charged an admiin fee and might get an increase in monthly payments.

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    125. Anonymous10:47 am

      I want to drive a manual car, my brother's car is manual and it is obviously insured but he has only had his licence for a year and he is 24. But if my dad, who has had his licence for longer than 3 years, was in the car too, would he need insurance on the car? or some other requirements?

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    126. Only the driver needs to be insured, not the supervisor (unless he wants to driver the car as well). So if you are insured on your brother's car, your dad can supervise you without being insured on that car.

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    127. Anonymous2:40 pm

      do i have to pass my theory b4 i can learn to drive in my mums car?

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    128. Anonymous6:50 am

      Hi. I'm 27 and redoing my driving lessons. Iv held my provisional for 6 years. I'm a named driver on my girlfriends car with fully comp insurance. The insurance for the van I go to work won't insure me as iv held my license for over 2 years. Can I drive the van third party under my insurance? This will give me more hours behind the wheel and build up my confidence.

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    129. You will need to call your girlfriend's insurance company to find out if you have 3rd party cover on the van.

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    130. Anonymous6:40 pm

      Hi, my husband is an American citizen with an international licence. He has now been in the UK for over a year and therefore unable to drive. I hold a provisional licence, and am currently learning with an instructor. Is there any provision for an extension on how long my husband can drive on his licence? I am registered disabled, hold a blue badge, and receive the highest rate of DLA for poor mobility. My husband is also disabled and holds a disabled badge for the USA. If there is no provision for extending the time he can drive on his licence, is there any provision for him being able to sit beside me in our car (with L plates, and the correct insurance) as someone that has been driving for over 35 years, considering we are both disabled and rely on our car for mobilizing anywhere?

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    131. Unfortunately No, your husband should take the driving test to prove ability to drive and gain a UK licence. Your husband can not sit beside you as he does not hold a 3 yr old UK licence.

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    132. Anonymous7:26 pm

      hello I have a provisional driving licence what can I do to get a full driving lisence.
      thank you.

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    133. Anonymous8:27 am

      Hi, I have a provisional licence and have someone who can sit next to me while driving. He has had a full licence for 10 years. But soon he is having a operation on his hand and will be off work for a month or so as he is a lorry driver and wont be able to drive. Does this mean he cannot supervise me?

      Thwnks

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    134. There is nothing legally stopping him from supervising you, and if you are a fairly competent driver, then verbal warnings would be enough to keep you safe.

      You have to be the judge of if he is fit enough to be in the car with you!

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    135. Anonymous11:00 pm

      My driving instructor has broken her left knee is she still insured to take me out on lessons. She is in a leg brace after an operation a week ago.

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    136. If she can drive to get to you, then maybe you can have lessons.

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    137. Anonymous12:05 pm

      hi there just wanted to clear something... my mate he is a provisional license holder who is insured on his car and I was supervising him as I have a full license but I wasn't insured on his car or any car is that a problem? and he hit another car so will the blame be put on my license? thanks

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      1. You were acting within the law if your licence is more than 3 years only, so NO. Insurance is not needed to supervise a learner. As long as you mate is insured, any damage or injuries should be covered by insurance company.

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    138. Anonymous7:52 pm

      hi, Can you help me, We have a new Zealand aupair with us who is staying for over 12 months. What does she need to do to drive after this period? I have seen that she will need to apply for a uk provisional but will she be able to drive unsupervised as she does have a international license and has been driving unsupervised for the previous 12 months?

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    139. She will need to apply for provisional licence and pass both theory and practical tests to drive unsupervised.

      International driving permits are only valid for 12 months, so she no longer is allowed to drive on her own, since she has already spent 12 months in the country.

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    140. Anonymous6:53 pm

      Hi, can the person supervising me sit in the back of the car? my girlfriend wants to come out with us but she doesnt like sitting in the back, would that be ok?

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    141. Your supervising driver has to sit in the front of the car, not the back.

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    142. Hey im 22 ive passed my theory and I am now starting my driving lessons but I also want to learn in my own car that will arrive the end of the week. I know I need to b insured in my car. my brother is fully comp on hes insurance and my dad has comprehensive insurance on hes own car. My questions are:
      1- will my brother need to b insured on my car so he can teach me to drive and maybe drive my car?
      2- can my dad teach me on my car or does he also need insurance on my car?
      3- do either of them need to be the main driver or the named driver or can I just keep all that in my name? If u could explain with simple detailed as I find this too confusing and ive asked so many different people and I keep hvng different replies. ( my brother has been drivig for longer than 3years and he is older than 21) ( my dad obv he is old enough nd has also drove for longer than 3 years. Please please simple reply.
      Many thanks hope to hear from you soon :)

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    143. 1. Not to teach you, he might need insurance if he is not covered by his own comp insurance to drive your car.
      2. Same as one above.
      3. You can keep all in your name, but you might find insurance cheaper if you have them as named drivers (do shop around as not every quote will do this).

      All these answers are based on the fact that the car is registered in your name, and you have a policy with you as the main driver.

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    144. I am a learner driver and my brother in law has been sitting with me while I drive, recently he has had knee replacement surgary on his right knee and cannot drive for a few weeks, can he still supervise me while I drive

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    145. Hi! I hold UK provisional license. My gf hold full EU license for more than 3 years. Can she sit next to me and supervise me ? Or only full UK license holder can supervise ?

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    146. Hi I am currently learning to drive, however my dad owns a 7 seater car. Would he be able to get me insured on it for me to practice with him also or can I only learn in a 5 seater ( or less)?

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    147. You can learn to drive in a 7 seater, the insurance might not be cheap and you will need to take extra care during maneovers, but no law against it.

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    148. My husband holds a full licence but never drives we have just realised his licence is four years out of date. He does not intend to drive anyone what should we do.

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      1. Not sure what you mean by his licence being 4 yrs out of date, as UK driving licences are valid until the holder's 70th birthday. You do have to renew the photo every 10 years if you have a photocard. If your husband doesn't want to use the licence, then he doesn't have to do anything.

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    149. My husband holds a full licence but has only driven a few times. We realised the other day his licence is 4 yr out of date. He doesn't intend to drive again, what should we do?

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    150. Hey,
      I'm a provisional lisence holder and would like to know if my 26 year old boyfriend can supervisor to me while driving he past his test when he was 18 but last year he was giving a 6 months ban so Does the 3 years need to start again or is he still ok to supervise me. Please get back to me would appreciate it.

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    151. Yes it is OK as long as he has served the ban and has his driving licence back. You of course need to be insured to drive the vehicle you are learning in.

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    152. Got a question as I can't find the answer anywhere else, my younger brother was driving on a provisional license with my mum who is insured beside him, like idiots they forgot to put on the L plates and he had a small crash with a bus. I was wondering what the punishment will be for my brother, who I also believe wasn't on my mums insurance? And also what punishments eould be for my mother who was there in the car? Any help would be great thanks

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    153. Hi, I've got a couple of questions if you don't mind.

      My sister has had a drivers licence for 20 years, but she hasn't been driving for the past 10. Is she allowed to supervise me? If she is, does she need to be insured?

      Also, can I carry additional passengers if she on board?

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    154. Hi, I've got a couple of questions if you don't mind.

      My sister has had a driver's licence for 20 years now, but she hasn't been driving for the past 10. Can she supervise me (with a learner's licence)? And does she need to be insured in order to do so?

      Also, could I carry additional passengers while she's with me?

      Any help would be appreciated.

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      1. Yes your sister can supervise you as long as the licence covers the type of car you are driving. She does not need insurance unless she wants to drive the car and yes you can carry passengers

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    155. I am a Lerner driver and was out with my mother in law she has a full licence but it's out of date can she still sit beside me while I drive the car

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      1. Not sure what you mean by out of date (photocard needs updating maybe), but if your mum's licence is not valid for her to drive, then she can't supervise. Your supervisor's licence must be valid, but they don't necessarily need to be able to drive physically (broken leg for example).

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    156. I have an automatic licence (18 years) and would like to try a manual. Would my fully comp insurance I have for my automatic car cover me in manual car third party. I have heard my automatic licence doubles up as a manual provisional and my partner who owns the manual car sand is insured on it fully comp himself would be supervising me and has full licence

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    157. Hi I have a question please. My wife wants to learn to drive in my car. She lost her provisional licence years ago but dvla still have that on record. We are applying for a replacement. All her details on the dvla database have her listed in her maiden name and really old address. Is she still allowed to drive with old details on the database until dvla sort out updating her licence e.g will she be able to get insured and drive? Thanks

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    158. I would wait until the new provisional licence arrives, as that way you have the correct details for insurance purposes and there would be no excuses for refusing to pay a claim if she was involved in an accident.

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    159. I cannot find any insurer to insure my learner (provisional licence holder) son as a named driver to practise in the car with me (fully insured and driving 30+ years)
      Which insurer will insure a provisional driver as a named driver on a main comprehensive insurance?

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    160. I was banned from driving as a provisional driver, my ban was completed a few years ago. Can I take driving lessons whilst waiting for my provisional replacement to arrive?

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    161. When I was young I drove a Messerschmitt microcar which had two tandem seats. Because someone sitting in the back could do nothing to assist the driver it was treated as a small motorbike and could be driven solo on a provisional licence. Would the same apply now to a SAM Re-volt Cat L5e electric trike which has the same seating arrangement? This is for my son who's over 25 has had many lessons and 3 tests (all only just failed) and wants to get more experience before trying again.

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    162. I have had to surrender my licence on medical grounds, am i still aloud to supervise a learner or is this also suspended?

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    163. If you have given up your driving licence on medical or other grounds, then you can not supervise a learner in the UK.

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    164. My dAughter turns 17 in two months I wannted to be organised and have her provisional licence ready so she can start lessons immediatley after her 17th birthday ,but when we try and sortt it online it says she she isn't old enough , help !!!!!

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    165. I have a provisional License and my mother will be coming to live with me shortly. She can only drive short distances due to health reasons and I have been insured on the car to go with her.
      I have limited child care options-I have been driving as a provisional for 2 years-just not had the time with work commitments to progress yet. Can my children come in the car with me?

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      1. As long as you are insured to drive the car, your mum still holds a full licence for the type of car you want to drive and the children have the appropriate car seats, there shouldn't be any issues. Remember you need to have a full licence holder (3yrs) in the front of the car anytime you drive, no matter how short the journey!

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    166. Hi there my son has his own car with his own insurance and gets lessons by my partner who has his own insurance my son holds a provisional, his car was stolen and retrieved by police and was inpounded now he can't get his car out the pound without a full licenced person being on his insurance is this the only way x

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      1. I'm not sure what the question is, if the car belongs to your son, and he has all the papers to prove ownership and insurance, then all he needs to drive away will be his L plates and a full licence holder with 3 years experience as he can't drive the car on his own.

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    167. hi was wondering if anyone knows the answer to this.. i am currently a L driver and was wondering if i have to be under my dads insurance to be able to drive his car with him in beside me

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    168. What is over 21? Like anyone passed there 21st birthday, or do you need to be 22?

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    169. Anyone who has reached the age of 21. This essentially means that you would have passed the test at 17 in order to supervise at 21.

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    170. Hi, I have a valid international licence. I have got a provisional UK licence and passed my theory test.
      Now to appear for my driving test is it necessary to have driving lessons from some instructor, secondly can I go to the test centre for the test without displaying L plate on my vehicle.
      Your kind assistance will be highly appreciated.
      Regards
      Qurat

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    171. Hi i have provisional licence and planing to buy a car and drive it with 3yers old license holder supervision displaying L plates and insured on my name.all fine
      But problem is i dont know the rule regarding where i am allowed to drive.is it normal all those roads people always drives or private roads or industrial quite areas.
      Please let me know
      Will apprecite ur help.
      Thanks

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    172. Hi, I have my provisional license and currently taking driving lessons with an instructor. My husband made an enquiry with his insurance company to ask for a quote for me to get onto his policy so I can get some experience in driving our car.. anyway the insurance company has said I can't be insured because I have had my provisional for 7 years. My question is, is this normal or will other insurance companies insure me?

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    173. A neighbour's daughter is over 17 and a learner driver. I have witnessed her driving her vehicle alone on our private lane. I know this is illegal on a public road, are the rules different for a private lane? What insurance implications does this have if she causes damage to another vehicle?

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      1. It is not illegal to drive unsupervised on private land, however since others also have access to this road, it is most unlikely that her insurance will cover her as they would be expecting a supervisor sitting next to her! Personally I wouldn't take the risk, it is up to you if you want to have a word with her or parents

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    174. Hello I have a quick question if anyone can help!

      I have a learners permit and my friend has offered to supervise me and insure me on his car but he is only 24 and every insurance website I have come across for learners insurance requires the supervisor to be 25.

      Are there any learners Insurance websites that will allow the supervisor to be 24 years of age?

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    175. Hi. My neighbour is learning to drive in her own car.
      She was doing school run.(her driving. Her friend supervising and 2 kids in back)
      When she pulled out to go right up the hill she didnt straighten her steering wheel and so collided with my car and went into next doors front garden.
      They say they accept responsibility and given me the insurance details.
      Do i need anything else? We took puctures after incident as the car has now been washed cleaned etc and now the neighbour is playing down the damage.
      So my question is do i need the full name of responsible driver and will all this now effect my premiums?

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    176. Does the Co driver have to sit in the passenger seat or could they sit I. The back?

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