A kid has numerous fantasies, and one such fantasy is driving a vehicle. He/she begins to dream about driving a car or a motorcycle on the roads as soon as he/she attains the legal age. But, it is important for the kids as well as their parents to remember that driving a vehicle on the roads of U.K. is not only dependent on the legal age but also requires a valid driving licence or provisional driving licence. To understand the complete details about the driving licences in the U.K., dial DVLA telephone number 0870 025 0121.
To drive a moped, motorbike or car, an individual must ensure that he/she checks all sorts of legal restrictions associated with them.
Applying for a Provisional Driving Licence
To apply for a provisional driving licence, an individual can either visit the DVLA’S website and apply it online or visit the office personally in the UK. Contact the DVLA to apply for the same. To apply for the provisional driving licence, a person needs to fulfill the following requirements as mentioned below:
- be at least 15 years and 9 months’ old
- be able to read a number plate from 20 metres away
- provide an identity document unless he/she has a valid UK biometric passport
- provide addresses where he/she has lived over the last 3 years
- pay £34 by MasterCard, Visa, Electron, Maestro or Delta debit or credit card
- has his/her National Insurance number if known
For a better understanding and clarity about these restrictions, feel free to contact the DVLA customer service number 0870 025 0121.
Legal age to Apply for a Provisional Driving Licence
The DVLA imposes certain legal restrictions on applying a provisional driving licence in the UK, a few of which are related to an individual’s age. While an individual can apply for a provisional driving licence when he is 15 years and 9 months old, some other age-related restrictions that are applicable in case the person already holds a provisional driving licence are:
- He/she can ride a moped or light quad bike on attaining the age of 16 years.
- He/she can drive a car once he/she has attained the age of 17
A person can drive a car when he/she is 16 and holds or have applied for the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP). In case you would be interested to know the complete details about these restrictions, contact the DVLA customer care executives at 0870 025 0121.