Before you start to learn

You cant drive on the roads unless your eyesight meets certain requirements.


The easiest way to check this yourself is to try and read a number plate at the specified distance and if you cant you should visit a optician before you start.


The regulations state that, in good daylight you should be able to read a vehicle number plate with letters 79.4mm (or 3.1in) high at a minimum distance of 20.5 metres (around 67 feet)


If you need glasses or contact lenses to read the number plate that's fine.

However you must wear them whenever you drive. If you have had sight correction surgery you should declare this when you apply for your provisional licence.

Applying for your licence


You must be at least 17 years old before you can get a provisional car licence.

However as a exception if you receive disability living allowance at the higher rate you can get your provisional licence when your 16.


Form needed (D1) from your local post office.


01942 257038

07920 517208


Manual and automatic driving lessons in Wigan 

Serving Wigan for over 20 years both male and female DVSA ADI instructors in manual and automatic vehicles.

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