Frequently Asked Questions about Learning to Drive and passing
your Driving Test with Dan's Driving School
What do I need to do before
You CANNOT drive on the road without a Provisional Driving Licence
and Photocard. You can apply for this up to two months before your
17th birthday, by filling in Form D1 which you can get from a local
post office or by applying online - see
Once you have your Provisional Driving Licence, call me to arrange
some lessons on 07906 989 362.
Learning the Highway Code and watching and asking how friends and
family drive is the best preparation for lessons.
See the DVLA for detailed information on driving licences: http://www.dvla.gov.uk/
How and where do I apply
for a Provisional Driving Licence?
website for applying online for a Provisional Driving Licence
Office website to find your nearest post office that handles driving
How long does it take to
learn to drive?
Government figures show that most people pass their test after
around 45hours of tuition, combined with private practice. The biggest
mistake I see learners making is to take the test too soon and fail.
This is both demoralising and in the end costs more (test fees)
and takes longer. I will help you decide when is the best time to
take your test.
What will I learn in the driving lessons?
I usually follow the syllabus as below but will personalise it
according to your needs.
- Getting ready to drive
- The controls
- Clutch control
- Moving off and stopping
- Gear changing
- Left turn (major to minor)
- Right turn (major to minor)
- Emerging left and right
- Pedestrian Crossings
- Emergency stop
- Straight Reverse
- Left reverse
- Right reverse
- Turn in the road
- Reverse Park into bay
- Parallel reverse park
- Signals Mirrors and blindspots
- Meeting approaching traffic
- Crossing approaching traffic
- Allowing adequate clearance
- Complex junctions
- Dual carriageways
Can you help me with the theory test?
Yes. I can help you understand any difficult questions and recommend
the most useful books, DVDs and online help.
Where can I get extra help?
The DSA for booking Theory and Practical Tests
The DVLA for information on driving licences
The Highway Code
A site with information on learning to drive and the driving tests
To book lessons call me on 07906 989 362