Driving a vehicle is every kid’s fantasy. He/she always dreams about driving a car or a motorcycle as soon as he/she attains the legal age. But, it should always be remembered that apart from attaining the legal age, an individual is required to obtain his/her driving licence or provisional driving licence to drive a vehicle in the UK. Contact DVLA telephone number to know more about these licences.
Whether it is about driving a moped, motorbike or car, an individual must ensure to check all sorts of legal restrictions associated with them.
Applying for a Provisional Driving Licence
An individual can either apply online from the DVLA website or visit the office personally to apply for his/her provisional driving licence in the UK. To apply for the same, a person needs to fulfill certain 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
To know more about these restrictions, please contact DVLA customer service number.
Legal Age to Apply for a Licence
There are certain legal restrictions that have been imposed on applying for a provisional driving licence in the UK. A few of these are also related to an individual’s age as mentioned below:
An individual can apply for a provisional driving licence when he is 15 years and 9 months old.
In case, the person already holds a provisional driving licence, he/she can:
- ride a moped or light quad bike on attaining the age of 16
- drive a car once he/she has attained the age of 17
It is important to remember that 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). To know further details about these restrictions, dial DVLA contact number.
DVLA customer care representatives are eager to respond and handle your queries. Please feel free to contact the telephone number of DVLA for any queries related to SORN, driving licences, change of address, MOTs, viewing or sharing your driving licence, selling or buying a vehicle or any other.