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Before you book a lesson or drive you will need to do the following:

Check out all the facts on this page before applying for anything, please.

Get a provisional driving licence…

Apply online for a first provisional driving licence

Before you can learn to drive a car, moped or motorcycle you must apply for a provisional driving licence. If you already hold a valid full driving licence and want to learn to drive larger vehicles, minibuses or buses you will need to apply for provisional entitlement for these vehicles.From 8th June 2015 The Green Paper part has been invalidated so you must provide your your instructor with a once only Access Code so your up to date details can be verified & checked, otherwise your lesson may not take place! as the instructors car may not be vaid under the terms of their insurance to teach. It’s easy just Google View & Share Licence. Or you may print off the details yourself and bring a copy for your instructor to keep. These details are protect by the Data Protection Act 1990.

For more details from the DSA checkout the links above for first application and below for upgrades and renewals

Applying for a provisional licence online:  and By Post.

Next…
Think about how you will pay for your lessons before booking. Paying for lessons may mean getting a part time job, saving up, ask your friends if they have any contacts. Drop hints for birthday or Christmas and supply them with the details of Abacus at the same time. If saving put the money where you can collect some interest on it or ask parents to look after it so you can’t easily access it.
If you budget ahead you can save much on our block discounts and you are making a valuable commitment to your driving. Gift Vouchers are available from us just fill in the booking form or call us to arrrange on 07786 010334. 
Sharing your information to start lessons:
You will be asked for the following when you book in with us:
  • Your Licence Number
  • An Licence Access checking code(Click Link) for Insurance/Legal purposes.
  • Contact Details & Date of Birth
  • Address for Pick up.
  • Email address for sending information.
  • Please let us know if you have any learning difficulties such as Dyslexia as we can provide extra information & help. You may be disadvantaged by not informing us.

We will keep this information secure and not share with third parties without your prior consent.

Minimum ages and rules for learner drivers and riders

Before you learn to drive or ride a new vehicle make sure you know about the rules and restrictions that apply to you. Different vehicles have different minimum ages and restrictions. For more details from the DSA minimum ages and rules for learners.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/LearnerAndNewDrivers/LearningToDriveOrRide/DG_4022661

Driving eyesight requirements

Before you start to learn to drive, make sure you know the eyesight rules. If you need to wear glasses or contact lenses to meet the requirements, you must wear them every time you drive. Find out what the rules say and how your eyesight is tested. Click eyesight above. You can go to our links page to find suitable opticians in your area.

The vehicles you can drive or ride and minimum ages

What can you drive & ride minimum ages?

 Medical rules:

You must also check out the medical rules for drivers. It is very dangerous to flout these rules and could be fatal to either yourself or others. Driving is a highly responsible activity please treat it as such. If you are not sure pleas do not hesitate to call us or preferably the DVLA.

In Addition:

Teaching Hours = Mon-Thursday 9.30am – 8.00pm Friday 9.30 – 4.00pm for Lessons

Phone Hours = Mon-Sat 8.30am -8.30pm      Sunday Closed.

Check out our link to staying safe online:

 

Abacus Driving School

 

Abacus Driving School, providing Driving Lessons in the Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield areas – click here see if you can benefit by taking lessons from a patient & understanding Female driving instructor who will help you to build confidence in your driving abilities while you learn.

 

Abacus Driving School

 

Handy Tips: Theory Test Practice

Q. What does this sign mean?

A: It’s a sign giving an order “Ahead Only”.