Do you feel ready for your UK provisional
driving licence test coming up?
W can help you be ready for it & get it first time!
How to Get Your Provisional Driving Licence
In order to get a D1 provisional driving licence, you will need to:
- pick up an application form (form D1) for it from the post office,
- fill in your details, include 2 passport size photos (as proof of identity) and the licence fee,
- send it all to the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency), the address should be on the form.
You will be pleased to know that:
- issue of the provisional driving licence usually takes 10 to 14 days, and
- you may apply before your 17th birthday, but the licence will not be valid until you are 17 years of age.
How to Book Your Provisional Driving Licence Test
When you are ready to book your theory test and/or your practical driving test, go to this government web site Booking your provisional driving licence test to do so online.
And if you need to change or cancel your appointment then use this link Changing your provisional driving licence test.
How to Be Prepared For Your Provisional Driving Licence Test
Before you go for your provisional driving licence test, it will be very useful for you to know that:
The current NATIONAL pass rate is in the region of 40%.
And that for first time candidates, it’s even lower!
The top ten reasons why people fail their test are:
- 1. OBSERVATIONS AT JUNCTIONS: observations and judgment,
- 2. REVERSE PARKING: ineffective observations, lack of accuracy,
- 3. USE OF MIRRORS: not checking or acting on information,
- 4. REVERSING AROUND A CORNER: ineffective observations or lack of accuracy,
- 5. INCORRECT USE OF SIGNALS: not cancelling or giving misleading signals,
- 6. MOVING AWAY SAFELY: ineffective observations,
- 7. INCORRECT POSITIONING ON THE ROAD: at roundabouts or bends,
- 8. LACK OF STEERING CONTROL: steering too early or leaving too late,
- 9. INCORRECT POSITIONING TO TURN RIGHT: at junctions or one way streets,
- 10. INAPPROPRIATE SPEED: travelling too slowly or being hesitant.
We, therefore, suggest that you take enough driving lessons (and get lots of practice) on how to do the above in order to pass first time.
Learn to drive with a qualified driving instructor