This week the BBC announced that teenagers could have to wait a year longer before they are allowed…

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Driving Lessons in Derby - Driving Test Age Rise Considered

This week the BBC announced that teenagers could have to wait a year longer before they are allowed to take their driving test.  The government is considering issuing only 12-month probationary licenses at the age of 18 in a bid to cut accidents involving younger drivers.

Also, new drivers, including those taking driving lessons, could also face a curfew between 22:00 and 05:00 unless a passenger aged over 30 was in the car.  The recommendations involve a one-year ‘learner stage’ beginning at 17, during which time drivers would have to total at least 100 hours of daytime driving and 20 hours of night-time driving under supervision.  Learner drivers could then take their test at 18 and if they pass, will get a probationary licence and be required to display a green ‘P” plate for one year.

If you are looking for driving lessons in Derby, our driving instructors will of course be able to advise you on all aspects of the law in relation to learning to drive.  So for more information, please get in touch with Mint Driving School Derby.




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