Learner Driver Useful Resources


This section of website is a resource guide for all things a learner driver needs when taking driving lessons in Leeds.


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Do you have a provisional driving licence?


If not you can apply for your provisional driving licence with the DVLA here.


If you have a provisional licence already please remember to check it has your correct address and is fully in date.

Within the first few hours of learning to drive with MJ driving school Leeds it is recommended to study for and book a DVSA driving theory test.


You can book your DVSA driving theory test here at a cost of £23


There are many driving theory study guides you can view these below.


DVSA driving theory test offical study guide.


"Theory Test Pro" theory test study guide.

Tips for Practice with Friends or Family


Before deciding to take private practice please read MJ Driving School's guide here.


You should now think about the vehicle you intend to use for private practice driving lessons.


Does the car have a valid MOT ? You can check this here.


Is the car taxed ? You can check if it is here.


The next thing to think about is insurance.


Have you got learner driver's insurance?


Below is a list of learner driver insurance providers.


RAC learner driver insurance. The RAC offer learner driver insurance from just 1 days cover up to 5 months.


Visit the RAC learner drivers insurance page here.


Insurelearnerdriver.co.uk offer short term or annual policies for learner drivers.


You can visit their website here.


Marmalade offers a flexible policy that allows you to practice in friends or family cars without affecting their no claims bonus.


Visit Marmalade website here


Recommended vehicle checks before starting private practice


Lights - Check all bulbs are working including brake lights,indicators and headlights / tail lights.


Tyres - Check all tyres for any visable cuts or bulges remember tyres should have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm across 3/4 of the tyre.

Also keep a check on tyre pressures which you can find in the owners handbook.


Oil, water and fluids - Make sure the oil, coolant, brakefluid and screenwash are at the correct levels.


Brakes and steering - test the brakes before starting a journey, brakes should not be spongy and vehicle should stop evenly. Steering should not be heavy.


L - Plates - These should be clearly visable and should not be stuck in windows as this could effect your vision.


Rear facing mirror for your supervising driver to use.


If your vehicle has any problems you can also consider hiring a fully dual controlled car from arnold clark here.

Once you are at the required standard your driving instructor will advise you to book a driving test. Remember to discuss test centre locations and suitable times to book a practical test.


You can book a practical driving test here