Are you ready to learn how to drive in Birmingham? This section will give you the basics of starting lessons:
Nearly reaching 17
If you receive Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate, you can begin taking driving lessons on your 16th birthday.
(Learning to drive in Birmingham and the surrounding areas can be a scary experience, especially within rush hour. It's important to get lessons from a qualified driving instructor before you head out in the roads).
Applying for your Provisional Driving Licence
Before you start learning to drive, you'll need a provisional driving licence. Get the ball rolling early and apply for your provisional licence 3 months before your 17th birthday.
How to get the Provisional Licence:
1. You can pick up an application form (called the D1 form) from a Post Office oronline from the DVLA website.
2.You need to have some information on hand when applying:
a valid debit or credit card
your UK passport if you have one
details of previous addresses
3. The cost of a first provisional driving licence is £50.00
Got a foreign licence?
For people with disabilities, driving can be a daunting process.However there are specialist services that are tailored to deliverdriving for disabled people.
QDrive has also helped many learners with disabilities to teach them to drive safely.
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