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Hi, so I'm a bit worried. I'm 16 and recently applied for a provisional driving license as I'm nearly 17. Today my mum took me to the local industrial estate where she showed me some basic driving skills like gears and things, and I did a little bit of slow driving up and down one quiet lane. We thought it was allowed but now I'm worried it wasn't legal?
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IWMTom ^^^
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No, it's not illegal as long as your mum is over 21, qualified for the vehicle you're driving and had her licence for over 3 years. (reference)

If it's a private industrial estate then that's where there may be a problem.
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It wouldn’t be allowed unless it was private land and you had permission from the land owner - even if you’ve received your provisional license it isn’t valid until you turn 17.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi, so I'm a bit worried. I'm 16 and recently applied for a provisional driving license as I'm nearly 17. Today my mum took me to the local industrial estate where she showed me some basic driving skills like gears and things, and I did a little bit of slow driving up and down one quiet lane. We thought it was allowed but now I'm worried it wasn't legal?
Illegal on multiple counts.

No licence. No insurance. Aiding and abetting on the previous two counts......
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Oh dear
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Your Mum - bless her

An industrial estate road still a road where you need to drive with a licence, insurance etc

If you receive the higher rate mobility component of DLA (Disability Living Allowance) or the enhanced mobility component of personal independence payment you can drive on a provisional driving licence at 16 years of age. IF not you need to wait to be 17 years old to drive on the road (I think you can be in possession of your provisional licence a few months before your 17th Birthday but you still need to wait)

Make sure you have insurance, the car has MOT, tax and L plates front and rear and your Mum supervising you has held her full UK driving licence for cars for at least 3 years

And away ............
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