Before you can start learning to drive, you must have a provisional driving licence.
Normally, for car drivers, the earliest date your provisional licence can become valid is your 17th birthday, however you can apply for your driving licence up to three months before your 17th birthday.
It is important to learn safe driving practice with a qualified instructor from the beginning of your driving career because bad habits are hard to break. You may apply for a provisional license online by clicking here.
Let the Instructor and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) know about eyesight conditions
When applying for your driving licence from the DVLA you should let them know if you have any visual condition which affects both eyes (not including short or long sight or colour blindness or any visual condition which affects your sight, (not including short or long sight or colour blindness), for example, if you have sight in one eye only.
If you have had sight correction surgery, you should declare this when you apply for your provisional driving licence.
Before the practical driving test, your driving examiner will ask you to read the number plate on a stationary vehicle.
The distance requirement for the eyesight test using old style number plates is 20.5 metres or 20 meters if the new-style number plate is used. New-style number plates were introduced on 1 September 2001 and are easily identifiable, they start with two letters i.e. AB71 ABC.
The next step is to contact Godbolt's Driving School and book your driving lessons. All our driving instructors are registered with the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency, the government appointed body that controls the driving school industry.
Godbolt's Driving School guarantee good quality driving instruction and service from friendly and patient driving instructors.
All our cars are equipped with dual controls for your piece of mind and safety.
Pick up and return from home, work, or college, for your driving lessons can be arranged.
To get the most out of your driving lessons, please come prepared! Wear loose clothing that you feel comfortable in and sensible shoes. High heels for driving are not recommended.
Many pupils may feel nervous on their first driving lesson, though there is really no need. All our instructors are patient and will soon build your confidence behind the wheel.
Obviously, it goes without saying that to get the best out of your driving lesson you must be alert and tell your instructor if there are any problems that may affect your driving.