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Learner driver training...

Before you begin

To start driving lessons you have to be 17 and in ownership of a provisional driving licence. An application form can be obtained via the Post Office or by contacting the DVLA Direct on 0870 240 0009. The current cost of the licence is £50.

There's also a requirement for adequate eyesight, the present guideline is to read a car number plate from 20.5 metres away.

How many driving lessons will I need?

DSA figures show that those candidates who pass their driving test require on average 45 hours of professional training combined with 22 hours of private practice. Effective learning usually comes from regular lessons although other weighting factors are talent, previous experience and additional practice with family or friends.