Passing your driving test gives you independence and freedom. But many learner drivers take their test too early, leading to a failed test, disappointment, extra costs and delays to getting on the road.
More useful links form the DVSA
The Highway code
The UK Traffic signs (PDF)
About the theory test
Info for your practical test
What to expect in the practical test
On your first lesson, you will need to print and produce your licence information. Use this link to get the appropriate information required by your instructor for your first lesson.
Click here for Licence information printouts
Other linksLearner & new drivers info
Official site for tips and advice for learners and qualified driver alike to help you be a Safe Driver For Life.
Series of videos for learners from the DVSA
Visit direct.gov.uk/think for THINK! campaign information including:
THINK! road safety statistics and facts
THINK! adverts and interactive road safety games
Road safety advice
Visit the new road safety advice section of Directgov for general road safety information including:
Drink driving limits
Advice on choosing and fitting child car seats
Penalties for using hand-held mobile phones whilst driving
Road Respect is about making the roads safer in North East England. We're seeking to continue to change the culture on the roads and foster respect for the law, other road users, conditions and yourself as a road user. Take a look around... watch, read, comment and share. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
All areas of the Institute of Advanced Motorists have joined together under one trading name IAM RoadSmart.
We help all road users to be the best they can be. We help develop the skills of all licence holders through our advanced courses, programmes for businesses and short sessions available to everyone.
Driving for work
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is a registered charity established more than 90 years ago that aims to campaign for change, influence opinion, contribute to debate, educate and inform - for the good of all.
Free UK Road Traffic Report Service
Blue Light Aware is a short video, produced on behalf of the emergency services. Their crews rely on the help of other road users when they're on a 'blue light' journey. By watching Blue Light Aware, you will better understand their needs, you will be reducing the risks you face, you will be contributing to a safer road environment and you might also be helping to save a life.
The guide is an excellent introduction to road safety and aims to raise awareness on the risks of accidents and casualties caused by distracted driving. It offers useful information like what are the most common forms of distractions while driving, tips and technologies that help avoid distracted driving, advice on anticipating road hazards, the benefits of defensive driving, and even practical advise like pre-checks and maintenance tips to ensure a safe vehicle. It's a comprehensive resource that could help many people stay safe while on the road.
This guide offers a lot of information for young, new drivers, such as how to maintain a car, basics of insurance and road tax, and helpful tips to help them further improve their driving skills.
Specialist website designs for driving instructors in the UK, ROI and Australia.