You can apply for your provisional licence no earlier than 3 months before your 17th birthday using a form D1 available at most Post Offices or via the GOV.UK website by clicking here.
Since 1 July 1997 every new driver who passes their driving test is subject to The Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995. Under this act, new drivers are subject to a probationary period of two years from the date they pass their test. If, within these first two years, a new driver has 6 or more penalty points applied to their licence, then the licence is revoked. It is worth noting that any points that were on the provisional licence are carried forward onto the full licence.
Once a licence is revoked, the new driver must re-
It is worth remembering these facts as the licence is by no means easy to obtain, it is however, extremely easy to have taken away. Consider this, one mobile phone offence, or two speeding offences at just over the regulated speed limit will incur those 6 points.
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