Driving Lessons and
Learning to Drive

Driving Lessons Instructors in Merton, Kingston upon thames, Richmond, Wandsworth, Sutton, Croydon, and Hampshire

Driving Lessons and Learning to Drive

DrivingLessons4All provide Driving Lessons and Instructors in Merton, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond, Wandsworth, Sutton, Croydon, and Hampshire.

Learning to drive comes with specific age requirements and regulations. Here’s an overview that simplifies the process for you.

Age Requirements

  • Apply for a provisional driving license at 15 years and nine months.
  • Start driving a car at the age of 17.
  • If you receive or have applied for the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), you can drive a car at 16.

Rules for Learning

  • Possess a provisional driving license for Great Britain or Northern Ireland.
  • Learn under supervision by a qualified driving instructor or someone meeting specific criteria, like family or friends.
  • Display ‘L’ plates on the car you’re learning in.
  • Drive at any time, day or night.
  • Motorway driving is allowed only in England, Scotland, or Wales, with an approved driving instructor and a car fitted with dual controls.

Speed Limits

  • In England, Scotland, and Wales, speed limits with ‘L’ plates are the same as after passing the test.
  • Northern Ireland’s speed limit is 45 miles per hour during the learning phase.

Taking Driving Lessons

  • Instructors can be qualified and approved driving instructors (ADI) or trainee driving instructors.
  • There is no set minimum or maximum cost for driving lessons.
  • Check for a green badge for qualified instructors and a pink badge for trainees.

Practising with Family or Friends

  • Over 21-year-olds who are qualified to drive the type of vehicle you’re learning in can supervise your practice.
  • They must have had their full driving license for three years (from the UK, the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein).
  • Using a mobile phone while supervising or driving on the motorway during practice is illegal.

We provide Driving Lessons Instructors in Merton, Kingston, Richmond, Wandsworth, Sutton, Croydon, and Hampshire.


  • Need your insurance as a learner driver when practicing in your car.
  • If using someone else’s car, ensure coverage under the owner’s policy or take out your own.
  • Some insurers may require the supervisor to be over 25.

Recording Practice

  • Download a form to record practice sessions without the driving instructor.

Using ‘L’ and ‘P’ Plates

  • ‘L’ plates must have a red L on a white background.
  • Display plates on the front and back of the vehicle.
  • In Wales, ‘D’ plates can be used instead.

P Plates

  • Display green ‘probationary’ P plates after passing your driving test, although it’s optional.
  • In Northern Ireland, ‘R’ plates (restricted driver plates) are mandatory for a one-year post-test.

Understanding these guidelines ensures a smooth and legal learning experience for becoming a confident driver.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/driving-lessons-learning-to-drive

Contact Us

If you live in London or the surrounding areas and would like to book your driving lessons with Driving Lessons4All, email us at info@drivinglessons4all.co.uk, fill out the Booking Form or get in touch via online chat.