Applying for your first provisional driving licence
When you can apply
You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you’re 15 years and 9 months old.
When you have your provisional driving licence you can:
- ride a moped or light quad bike when you’re 16
- drive a car when you’re 17
Your licence will say when you can start driving different vehicles. Read more about the age you can start driving different vehicles.
You can drive a car when you are 16 if you get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
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