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How soon can you apply for your Provisional licence?

You can apply for your provisional Licence up to 3 months before your 17th Birthday however, you will still have to wait until your birthday before you can take your theory test.

How soon can you take the Theory Test?

You can take your Theory Test as soon as your Provisional Licence becomes valid on your 17th birthday so long as you have applied for it beforehand. See how to pass your Theory test on the best way to study for it. You could get started on your Theory now as it takes quiet a time to learn everything you need to know to save money and pass first time.


The usual minimum age for driving cars is 17. But if you receive the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, you can drive at 16.
Check the DSA website for details on:

If you are aged between 16 and 24, Motability may be able to offer financial support towards the cost of driving lessons.

Where to go for motorcycle training, CBT.

Compulsory basic training (CBT): when and how to take it
All learner motorcycle and moped riders must complete a compulsory basic training (CBT) course before riding on the road. Find out how to take the course, and the rules that apply once you have done it.

Where to get your CBT training locally, check out the links below. or Call or text: 07896 500 705
Curdborough Sprint Track, Woodland Lane, Lichfield, WS13 8EJ. Tel: 01543 898241 Mob: 07825 654850

Mopeds and tractors
If you want to ride a moped you can take your theory test when you are 16, but again you must make sure you have completed compulsory basic training (CBT) and have a valid provisional licence.
If you are 16 and already have a licence for an agricultural vehicle or a moped, this will give you provisional entitlement to drive a car when you are 17. See link above for more DSA information

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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 is an Independent School which was established in 2007 and run by Ann Moyes.