Getting a UK Driving Licence (Part 1)

Eyesight and driving licence

To drive a car your eyesight must reach a minimum standard. You must be able to read a number plate, for a car made after September 1st 2001, at a distance of 20 metres in good light. If you need to wear glasses or contact lenses to do this, that's okay, but you always need to wear them when driving. Get advice from your optician about this. They can also perform other checks, for example to test your field of vision. Your driving instructor will test your eyesight at the start of your first lesson, as will your driving examiner at the start of your practical driving test.


Before you can learn to drive you must also have a uk provisional or other acceptable form of driving licence. You can apply for your first provisional driving licence on the link below or you can get a form D1 from any post office.


https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence


You must have received your driving licence before you can drive. It's not enough to have just applied for it. When you do receive it check that your personal details are correct and if not contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) . This can be done online below:


https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/driving-licences


Successful driving test candidate with pass certificate
Ronette Passed First Time in Chester, UK

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