Here’s are the stages you need to go through to get a driving licence in Scotland.
Check you’re allowed to drive
- Most people can learn to drive after they turn 17.
- You must meet the minimum eyesight rules.
- Apply for the correct driving license.
Getting the correct license
- Apply for a provisional license from the DVLA.
- This usually costs somewhere between £34 and £43. You’ll need to also supply passport photos.
Getting driving lessons
- After you’ve applied for a provisional license, your next step is to get some lessons.
- A quick online search will bring up a list of driving schools in your area.
Taking your driving theory test
- You’ll also need to get to know the Highway Code.
- There are plenty of places to practice and revise, as well as mock tests.
- There is also an app from the DVSA to help you prepare.
- The theory test costs £23 in Scotland.
Taking your driving test
- You have to pass your theory test before you can sit your driving test.
- If you’ve learned through a driving school, it’s likely that your instructor will book your test in for you.
- Otherwise, you can book your driving test here, and you can check your driving test appointment details, or cancel your test here.
- The driving test costs between £62 and £75 in Scotland.
After your test
- You’re legally allowed to drive as soon as you pass your test.
- Make sure you have the correct insurance before you start driving.