You might be familiar with the laws and regulations about vehicle driving. Certainly, driving a car on a rush road does demand a certain age, skill, and a driving license for sure.
However, when you are just a newbie who wants to practice driving, do all these laws still hold validity? In that case, you might ask yourself, can I practice driving without a permit?
Well, if you just want to practice car driving you will still need a permit known as learner permit. You can go to the driving school to need a learner permit for driving. This is to ensure your safety so that other drivers know you’re still not a professional yet.
However, while practicing, you should not take privilege of being a learner, and follow the driving rules the right way. You must abide by the rules of your country for driving plus having road sense is must.
Can I practice alone?
If you are practicing how to drive a car, you should not drive alone. Get yourself accompanied by a friend or family member for assistance.
This will not only ensure your safety but also help you to take guidance. However, you should choose the family member who already knows how to drive and must be over 21 years old. Otherwise, there is no point in practicing driving with family or friends!
Also it’s important that someone whom you are practicing driving with should have a manual car license. Also, you should get the precise guideline from your local driving school on what laws they have in view of practicing alone.
If you are learning driving from the school, your supervising driver must be from either ADI (DVSA-approved driving instructor) or PDI(potential driving instructor). If they are none of these authorities they wont be considered as legal supervision.
The PDI car has a green badge whereas the PDI car has a pink badge on their car.
What if I practice driving without the right supervision?
When it comes to legalities, you should never take risks. And for handling a vehicle and driving it on roads where other life is also at risk, you cannot use tricks to dodge the laws. While driving or practicing, you should know the laws of your country.
If you practice driving without any supervision, you can be fined up to £1,000. Also, depending on the intensity and details, you may end up in getting up to 6 penalty points on your provisional license if you drive without the right supervision.
When it comes to right supervision, having the necessary papers is much. The person you drive with must have held the license( must be from the UK or an EU or EEA country) for at least three years.
It’s important to note that your friend/family or whoever is in your supervision should not use a mobile phone. It is illegal. Likewise, you should not choose to drive on the motorway during practice sessions.
Is insurance necessary for practicing cars?
Yes insurance is necessary if you are driving legally on a UK road. Make sure your vehicle is in sufficient condition to be driving on roads. Also it should be insured and taxed already. You will require your own learner driver insurance to practice the car, privately.