Can you satisfy the legal requirements?
The Law relating to Driving is covered by the provisions of the Road Traffic Act 1988
You MUST have a valid provisional driving licence for the category of motor vehicle you are driving.
You MUST be 17 years of age to drive a motor car (category “B”)
You MUST meet the minimum eyesight standard required for driving. In good light you must be able to read an old style number plate from a distance of 20.5 metres and a new style number plate from a distance of 20 metres.
You MUST always display ‘L’ plates when you are learning to drive. It is a legal requirement and an offence not to display them. ‘L’ plates should be displayed on both front and rear bumpers.
You MUST inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if you change your name and/or address or if there are any changes to your health which may affect your driving.
Learner drivers are currently only allowed to drive on motorways under the supervision of an Approved Driving Instructor and in a car fitted with dual controls (Highway Code Rule 253). It is at the discretion of the instructor as to the timing of such experience but for the safety of all concerned this would likely be towards the end of the learner’s training when he/she is considered to be near test standard.