Provisional Licence, Insurance and Driving Alone

So is it illegal to drive a car alone on a provisional licence even if you are insured and older than 21 years old?

The simple answer is yes, and you will be caught sooner than later by traffic police in an ANPR car if you continue to do so.

In fact you are commiting 2 offences under the road traffic act:

1. Driving other than in accordance with a license. Your provisional licence conditions require you to display 'L' Plates in addition to having a supervising driver aged 21 or over who has held a valid full UK licence for the type of vehicle you are driving of 3 years or more.

2. Driving without insurance. Even if you have a valid insurance policy on the vehicle you are driving with a provisional licence, it will be invalidated by the mere fact that you were not being supervised by a full UK licence holder, so not only will you be reported for the offence of not being insured to drive, but the police will also seize your vehicle and you will have to pay towing and storage fees to get it back.



Do not risk being caught breaking the law, if you are a competent and confident driver, then take and pass the driving test and you will have the freedom to drive anywhere you like alone, unspervised, not having to constantly look over your shoulders when a police car is behind or you hear a siren.

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