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    Hi, I'm turning 17 mid September and I want to start driving lessons as soon as I turn 17. I once read a while back that you can apply for the provisional license a few months before your birthday, but I tried to apply for one and the only allow applications from 17 year olds and above... Can I apply now, or did I get this completely wrong?

    Also, I am obviously starting A Levels at sixth form in September and I'm bracing myself for the big "step up" so do you think driving lessons on top of work at school would be too much? Would it be better for me to wait until Christmas or even Summer in 2017?

    Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by romansholiday)
    Hi, I'm turning 17 mid September and I want to start driving lessons as soon as I turn 17. I once read a while back that you can apply for the provisional license a few months before your birthday, but I tried to apply for one and the only allow applications from 17 year olds and above... Can I apply now, or did I get this completely wrong?

    Also, I am obviously starting A Levels at sixth form in September and I'm bracing myself for the big "step up" so do you think driving lessons on top of work at school would be too much? Would it be better for me to wait until Christmas or even Summer in 2017?

    Thanks in advance!
    https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provi...riving-licence
    You can get one at 15 and 9 months, they just set dates on it at which time you can then start driving. An hour a week of lessons shouldnt do you any harm.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provi...riving-licence
    You can get one at 15 and 9 months, they just set dates on it at which time you can then start driving. An hour a week of lessons shouldnt do you any harm.
    Oh wow how did I not see this! Kinda confused as to why you can apply for a drivers license a year and 3 months in advance but whatever lol

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by romansholiday)
    Oh wow how did I not see this! Kinda confused as to why you can apply for a drivers license a year and 3 months in advance but whatever lol

    Thank you!
    You can drive a moped at 16, hence letting you have them early
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    You can drive a moped at 16, hence letting you have them early
    Of course, just realised.
 
 
 
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