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You can be fined up to £1,000 and get 3 to 6 penalty points on your provisional licence if you drive without the right supervision.

Anyone you practise your driving with (without paying them) must:

  • be over 21
  • be qualified to drive the type of vehicle you want to learn in, e.g. they must have a manual car licence if they're supervising you in a manual car
  • have had their driving licence for a minimum of 3 years

It is illegal for the person supervising you to use a mobile phone while they are supervising you.

If you are a learner driver you must put 'L' plates in prominent places on the front and back of your vehicle. You can use either 'L' or 'D' plates in Wales.

You can drive on any road except motorways.

The DVSA publishes a form that you can download to record your progress while learning to drive.

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