This is Money recently looked at the legalities and practicalities behind driving with a provisional…

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Driving on a Provisional License – Thoughts from Mint Driving School Derby

This is Money recently looked at the legalities and practicalities behind driving with a provisional license in a friend’s car and on their insurance.  It’s something a lot of learner drivers consider when trying to get those all important practice hours in.  In the article a spokesman for the Association of British Insurers commented that this is acceptable if the friend (i.e owner of the vehicle) contacts the insurance company to tell them they would like the provisional driver as a named driver. 

According to a spokesperson from the DVLA, failure to do this could result in a £300 fine and six points added to the provisional driver’s license.  Not a good start to one’s lifetime of driving. 
Mint Driving School also believes though that if you are determined to learn to drive correctly i.e not adopting other drivers’ potentially bad habits, you should take driving lessons from a reputable Derby driving instructor before jumping in the car with a friend who will most likely be non-qualified, raising the potential of, not only adopting bad driving habits, but also increasing the risk of accidents.

For more information on learning to drive in Derby, speak to Mint Driving School now.

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