The first thing that you will require is a provisional licence.
The other thing that you will require is self patience.
The ideal time to apply for a licence is a few months before you wish to start driving.
Applications are often accepted at about 6 months before you are 17.
There is no reason why you can not start studying for your theory test before your birthday and you could take it on the day.
I can supply the D1 Application Form, to you if needed.
I can also help to book your tests with you at www.gov.uk
Before you book any Driving Lessons I would recommend that you consider having an eye sight test, if you have not had one recently, as you will be asked to read a number plate from a distance of 20.5 meters for the old style, and 20 meters for the new style.
All lessons are conducted on a one to one basis and can start and finish at a convenient location for you, within reason !
I will not present you for a practical test until we both feel that you are ready.We will also cover eco-friendly driving.
You will develop a good understanding for good fuel consumption.You will also develop a natural skill for effective observations.
The tales of examiners having an off day, being grumpy, or that they can only pass a certain amount of candidates is totaly false. A good, safe drive on the day will result in a pass. I will spend as much time as you need to explain fully how the marking structure for the practical test works.
When you are ready and confident, you will be able to pass a test in any town, not just Basingstoke. I also conduct Motorway and Winter Driving Sessions for those of you that may be apprehensive of those situations.
Dealing with Emergency Vehicles on the road in a safe manner is very important too.
To see more about how to deal with a fire engine , or ambulance that you may see in your rear view mirror,or hear their siren, please check out http://www.bluelightaware.org.uk
We have Fire, Police and Ambulance stations in Basingstoke.
Risk awareness sessions are available for the 'high mileage' driver.
I am very happy to help motorcyclists gain their car licence, as I have a full bike licence myself, and over 30yrs riding experience.
If you have passed a theory test for your motorcycle licence prior to Feb 2001, then you may not need to take another. Check with the DSA to confirm.
All sessions are at a competitive price and tailored to your individual needs.
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