You have to take many things into consideration before taking any driving lessons in Cardiff. First is your age. If you’re already 15 years and nine-month old, it’s the time of concrete preparation of yourself to become a driver, and it could be done by applying for a provisional licence. But it’s not yet your time behind the steering wheel. It’s rather your moments to dream for a promising driving career in the near future.
You still have over a year before you could start driving a vehicle because according to the applied law, you can only commence the life at wheel when you reach the age of 17 years. Any violation thereof wouldn’t only compromise your future but your own life by exposing yourself to the danger of involving in a fatal road accident.
However, almost every rule on Earth has an exemption. Because you’re still allowed to drive a vehicle when you’re 16 years old if you’ve got or have applied for the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of the so-called Personal Independence Payment or PIP.
Then, you can verify which vehicles you can learn to drive. And remember that there are rules to follow in driving lessons in Cardiff for learning to drive a car. When you already have a provisional driving licence, you can drive on all roads but remember, there’s still one where you’re not allowed – the motorway.
You may ask: “Why am I prohibited to drive on the motorway?” The answer is: Because the fact that you’re still novice, you’re so exposed to the risk of a road accident as the motorway speed limit for all vehicles is much higher than the ordinary road. The motorway speed limit in the UK is 70 miles per hour which is only suited for experienced or highly skilled motorists.
To avoid being penalised, you must at all times be supervised when you are learning to drive a vehicle. And the one authorised to supervise you is a duly qualified driving instructor or anyone else who truly meets the rules such as a family member or a friend.
Another rule that you must have to follow is the displaying of “L” plates on the front and rear of your driven car. These are essential plates to inform the other road users that the one controlling the car is a learner driver, and therefore people around will be more considerate and watchful for your error which may possibly cause an accident.
On the other hand, in taking your driving lessons, you need to know anyone whom you pay to teach you to drive. Remember that he or she must be either a qualified or an ADI or Approved Driving Instructor or a trainee driving instructor who is on his way to become an ADI.
Driving instructors have set their own prices for any driving lessons. So, be informed that there’s no such maximum or minimum cost. Importantly, verify your instructor’s badge. The instructor has to display a badge in his windscreen that proves that he’s registered with the DVSA or Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. A qualified driving instructor displays a green badge, and a trainee displays a pink one.
There is no minimum number of driving lessons you must have or hours you must practise at wheel. The number of driving lessons you will need depends on your quickness to learn. You could also download a form for this purpose to record your progress with your driving instructor.