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Learning to Drive

Learning to drive with a

3 Counties Driving Instructor:


Before you learn to drive make sure you know about the rules and restrictions that apply to you. Different vehicles eg. motorbikes, cars and lorries have different minimum ages and restrictions. Before you start to drive, you must:

  1. Hold a valid, Provisional DrivingLlicence for Great Britain or Northern Ireland

  2. Make sure that any vehicle you drive is roadworthy and properly taxed and insured


It is important to learn safe driving practice from the beginning of your driving career because bad habits are hard to break. It is unlikely that anyone except an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) would have the experience, knowledge and training to teach you properly. Learning safe driving habits from the start will improve the safety of yourself and other road users. For more details about the legal requirements of learning to drive go to: https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving

This is where it pays to go to a 3 Counties Driving Approved Driving Instructor for all your driving tuition needs, from beginning to learn to drive, through to advanced driving skills. All 3 Counties Driving instructors are fully qualified to the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

Provisional Driving Licence:

As a new learner you must apply for and hold a provisional driving licence. This is obtained from the DVLA and by clicking on the following link you can apply on-line:   https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence

Your Instructor:

All 3 Counties instructors are DVSA approved and qualified. We all have to undergo a rigorous re-testing process every four years, so you know you can have peace of mind knowing that your instructor is regularly checked-out by the proper authorities. For an instructor in your area, click on Find an Instructor and follow the links.

The Highway Code:

The Highway Code gives you a great starting point for learning to drive and is used as the basis for all driving matters, especially the Theory Test.  It is important that you purchase a copy of the Highway Code - and make sure you read it fully!

The Theory Test


Reading the Highway Code before starting your Theory Test study will help you answer the questions in the Theory test, AND it will help you to understand more clearly how to deal with different situations when you are out ‘on the road’. It will also give you full details of the many different road signs, layouts, rules and procedures that you will come across in your driving career.

The Driving Test

Driving Lessons:

3 Counties Driving Association offers driving Lessons throughout the Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey borders area:

For all your driving lesson needs,

Find a 3 Counties Driving Instructor