What are the eyesight requirements to be able to drive?

Your eyesight needs to be good enough to be able to drive safely.  This should be checked by your instructor and by your examiner before your test begins.  This will be checked by reading a clean number plate of the old style from a minimum distance of 20.5 metres (approximately 67 feet or 5 car lengths). If reading a new style number plate (these letters are narrower) you must be able to read it from a minimum distance of 20 metres (approximately 66 feet).

When should I take my theory test?

As soon as possible either just before or after you start having lessons - the better your knowledge of the theory of driving, the more it will help you when coming across those things on the road.  You must pass your practical test within 2 years of passing the theory test though, so don't do the theory test if you're not planning on taking lessons.

How do I book a theory test/practical test?

Follow the link to book/change test dates:


How long does it take to learn to drive?

The average is 40 hours of lessons plus private practice, but it could take less if you practice often, or longer if you aren't able to practice or find certain aspects challenging.

If you have a question that has not been covered on this website, please feel free to e-mail me at wendy.greeves@hotmail.co.uk.

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