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Before you start your driving lessons

Highway code

Before starting driving lessons you will need:

Driving lessons green tick bullet Adequate vision - You must be able to read a car number plate at a distance of 20 metres. If you are not able to do this you may need prescription spectacles before you can drive

Driving lessons green tick bullet A provisional driving licence - that can be applied for, from DVLA, up to 6 months before your 17th birthday. Click here

Driving lessons green tick bullet You may also start by learning theory and hazard perception, in order that you can take your Theory test as soon as you reach your 17th birthday. At Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School we can help you do this

Driving lessons red cross bullet We suggest that it is unnecessary to buy a Highway Code since an online updated version is available free by clicking this link

Driving lessons green tick bullet Start Theory Study - Study packs available from Alpha 1 Orpington Driving School, cheaper than at the DVSA and other normal outlets. Click here

Even before your 17th birthday, you could start a first driving lesson regarding safety and controls, steering etc in a private car park..