Driving without a licence at 16

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I didn't need everyone's petty comments, thanks to the ones who gave me an actual answer instead of saying I'm dumb and stupid. was only asking lol xoxo
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if you do this on the Queen's Highway you & the adult can both be in a world of trouble.

driving round a farm would be a better choice.
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Unless it's private land, you could get in trouble (I think)
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(Original post by pinkbacon1437)
...if I’m going slowly (ie not reckless 100mph driving) with an adult for the pure reason of learning how to drive, will I be fined or will the adult get into trouble?

I mean the kind of roads in the middle of nowhere where there aren’t any cars, not an actual road

I’m 17 in 2 months and would like to try driving (besides fairground dodgems haha) but dk what would happen if I got caught or whatever
You cannot drive on public roads (contrary to popular belief this includes car parks) without a valid driving licence and insurance to drive the vehicle.

Your dreams have been shattered.
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Yeah you're not allowed to do this, only on private land. It's only a couple of months, just wait
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(Original post by pinkbacon1437)
...if I’m going slowly (ie not reckless 100mph driving) with an adult for the pure reason of learning how to drive, will I be fined or will the adult get into trouble?

I mean the kind of roads in the middle of nowhere where there aren’t any cars, not an actual road

I’m 17 in 2 months and would like to try driving (besides fairground dodgems haha) but dk what would happen if I got caught or whatever
There are plenty of courses around you can book on that let under 17 drivers go out with a qualified instructor on private airfields and race tracks which will be fully insured. Alternatively find a friendly landowner who has a long private driveway that has no public access - if you do this though the vehicle you are driving will be uninsured.
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If you’re 17 in 2 months, just be patient and wait. You’ll have the rest of your life to drive (and then get bored of)
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(Original post by pinkbacon1437)
...if I’m going slowly (ie not reckless 100mph driving) with an adult for the pure reason of learning how to drive, will I be fined or will the adult get into trouble?

I mean the kind of roads in the middle of nowhere where there aren’t any cars, not an actual road

I’m 17 in 2 months and would like to try driving (besides fairground dodgems haha) but dk what would happen if I got caught or whatever
You currently cannot legally drive on any road which is accessible to the public. If you do, you could be prosecuted for driving without a licence and driving without insurance.
The car you drove would be seized, and you (and potentially any adult supervising you or allowing their car to be used) could get fined (probably about £3k to £5k per person if it ends up in court) plus a driving ban that would leave you waiting a lot longer than two months to be able to get a licence.
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Are you genuinely stupid?
No. Why would I be stupid? I got straight 9s at GCSE and did my Maths AS in Year 11. That's not stupid...
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(Original post by Neenaw weewoo)
You currently cannot legally drive on any road which is accessible to the public. If you do, you could be prosecuted for driving without a licence and driving without insurance.
The car you drove would be seized, and you (and potentially any adult supervising you or allowing their car to be used) could get fined (probably about £3k to £5k per person if it ends up in court) plus a driving ban that would leave you waiting a lot longer than two months to be able to get a licence.
cool, thanks
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No. Why would I be stupid? I got straight 9s at GCSE and did my Maths AS in Year 11. That's not stupid...
That's just evidence you have a good memory, as is normal with all standardised testing.
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No. Why would I be stupid? I got straight 9s at GCSE and did my Maths AS in Year 11. That's not stupid...
Because you are asking whether you will get into trouble for doing something blatantly illegal?
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If you drive without a licence and insurance and your caught or in an accident. You and your supervisor will get a massive fine, you’ll get a driving ban of probably 2+years. When you do finally get a licence you will struggle to get insurance or it will be a lot higher than other people because insurance companies will see you as a high risk customer.
Just wait 2 months or drive on private land. It’s not worth the risk.
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(Original post by pinkbacon1437)
No. Why would I be stupid? I got straight 9s at GCSE and did my Maths AS in Year 11. That's not stupid...
Ability to pass exams =/= common sense
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(Original post by pinkbacon1437)
cool, thanks
You can find places who offer under-age driving experiences on private land. This is all legal - it is a popular 16th birthday present around here.
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Because you are asking whether you will get into trouble for doing something blatantly illegal?
well in some countries they expect you to go driving with parents before lessons so I'm just asking. If I knew it was illegal then I wouldn't waste my time asking would I huh
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Ability to pass exams =/= common sense
Ok thanks for your imput
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(Original post by Phoenixfeather99)
If you drive without a licence and insurance and your caught or in an accident. You and your supervisor will get a massive fine, you’ll get a driving ban of probably 2+years. When you do finally get a licence you will struggle to get insurance or it will be a lot higher than other people because insurance companies will see you as a high risk customer.
Just wait 2 months or drive on private land. It’s not worth the risk.
Ok thanks Just some of my friends in other countries are allowed to do this...idk if it's legal or 'ignored' by people over there haha
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(Original post by pinkbacon1437)
...if I’m going slowly (ie not reckless 100mph driving) with an adult for the pure reason of learning how to drive, will I be fined or will the adult get into trouble?

I mean the kind of roads in the middle of nowhere where there aren’t any cars, not an actual road

I’m 17 in 2 months and would like to try driving (besides fairground dodgems haha) but dk what would happen if I got caught or whatever
If you try and drive on a public road without a license you're running the risk of being barred from even getting one.

When you're in your 20's and all your mates are driving to events and such and you're left begging for a lift from mommy you're going to regret it SOOOO much.
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(Original post by pinkbacon1437)
No. Why would I be stupid? I got straight 9s at GCSE and did my Maths AS in Year 11. That's not stupid...
If there's anything TSR has proven to me, it's that you can be academically gifted and still be dumb AF. Being skilled at absorbing information doesn't mean possessing common sense or analytical thinking.
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