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Hi i was wondering if anyone could tell me what a provisional licence is and do i need one before i can learn how to drive.

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you need one, and its useful as ID
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It consists of a green photocard and a paper counterpart. You need one before you can either learn to drive or take your theory test.
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Yep,you need one to learn......and yh,it can be used as ID.However,you can't actually drive on your own until you have the full one...I think...
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what the first two said.

EDIT: First three!
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how old do you need to be to get one?
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^I think your 17th birthday must be nearing.........
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(Original post by Tahsiina)
how old do you need to be to get one?
16 years old and 9 months
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i heard as soon as ur 16 ? hmm..
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16 years old and 9 months
Ohhh ryt thanks
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(Original post by random321)
16 years old and 9 months
Think I am right in saying it won't be valid until you are 17 though....so you can apply and get it all ready for a driving lesson on your 17th
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Think I am right in saying it won't be valid until you are 17 though....so you can apply and get it all ready for a driving lesson on your 17th
yea you're right
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I think you can apply 2 months before your 17th birthday.
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You can apply for it 3 months before your 17th, but you can't use it until you're 17 (unless you have practice on private land, but that's another matter). You can't drive unless you have your provisional license. Once you pass your test you can basically throw it away as it gets replaced by the full license. Also, as far as I know until you've passed your test you can only drive if someone who's had their license for over 3 years, I think it is, is with you. Not sure what the exact regulations for that are though.
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You can apply for it 3 months before your 17th, but you can't use it until you're 17 (unless you have practice on private land, but that's another matter). You can't drive unless you have your provisional license. Once you pass your test you can basically throw it away as it gets replaced by the full license. Also, as far as I know until you've passed your test you can only drive if someone who's had their license for over 3 years, I think it is, is with you. Not sure what the exact regulations for that are though.
Yeah you just need to display L-plates and have insurance as well as that.
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Actually you can get one before you're 16 as it allows you to learn to drive a scooter as well. And you just ask for an application from your local post office.
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(Original post by purple-girl)
You can apply for it 3 months before your 17th, but you can't use it until you're 17 (unless you have practice on private land, but that's another matter). You can't drive unless you have your provisional license. Once you pass your test you can basically throw it away as it gets replaced by the full license. Also, as far as I know until you've passed your test you can only drive if someone who's had their license for over 3 years, I think it is, is with you. Not sure what the exact regulations for that are though.
you exchange it for a full licence when you pass your test, either the examiner takes it or you send it off in the post.

the person supervising you has to be over 21 as well as having had a full licence for 3 years.
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yeah i got my provisional when i was 16...but it said it was valid from my 17th Bday, should soon be a full license(cant wait!!!)
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i heard as soon as ur 16 ? hmm..
I thought it was too because you can ride 50cc scooters from 16, and you need a provisional license to take your CBT.
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