Driving Test Facts

Your Legal Obligations

Before you start to learn how to drive, there are a few things you must do. These obligations applying for a driving licence, registering your vehicle, taxing and insuring your vehicle, and, finally, having an MOT.
Before you drive your vehicle, you should always have the correct driving licence. You will also need to make sure you meet the minimum requirements for the eyesight rules. You will also need to be the minimum driving age.

Learner Drivers

All learner drivers must display L plates when they are driving a vehicle. Drivers in Wales must display an L or D plate.
All learner drivers must be supervised by a driver who has passed their test.

Vehicle Requirements

When it comes to the requirements of your vehicles, they must be registered. You will need to register them with the DVLA. In addition to this you will need:

  • Up to date vehicle tax
  • An MOT certificate
  • At least third-party insurance
  • A vehicle that is roadworthy

Changes to Your Personal Details

You must tell the DVLA right away if you have changed:

  • Your name
  • Your gender
  • Your address

You will need to change your name on your vehicle log book (Also known as the “V5C” document) and your driving licence.

Changes to the Vehicle’s Details

You will also need to tell the DVLA right away if:

  • You have altered your vehicle
  • You have sold your vehicle
  • You have a medical condition
  • You have developed a medical condition

Showing your Driving Documents

AYou should always be prepared to show your driving documents if a police officer asks to see them. You will be required to show:

  • Your driving licence
  • Your MOT certificate
  • Your valid insurance certificate

If you do not have any of these documents with you when you are asked for them, don’t worry. You will usually be asked to present them at a police station within 7 days.