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Pupiline's Top Tips On What To Do... After You've Taken The Driving Test

OK  I've taken the Theory and The Practical Driving Test, whether I've past or failed what are my next steps?

  • Well if you havenít passed your driving test, donít worry you can re-take it again and many people become better driver by having the extra lessons and taking the test again. You can re-apply straight after not passing the test, but you canít re-take before ten working days have gone by.

  • If youíve passed then youíre ready for the open road, BUT there are few more things that you have to sort out before you can go cruising around the town, and also a few extra things you may want to sort out.

Oh Yeah, Like What?

  • First of all, youíll have to exchange your pass certificate, given to you at the end of the test by the examiner, for your FULL LICENCE, A.S.A.P, although you can leave it for two years before it becomes invalid. Though its better not to do this because youíll have to take the both tests again.

  • To get your Full UK Driving Licence, all you need to do is fill in the declaration section on your pass certificate. Then send it with your provisional Photocard licence, your provisional paper licence and the fee of £8.50 to the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Association (DVLA) at this address,

DVLA,

Swansea,

SA99 1BJ

  • It usually takes about three weeks from the day you post your form until your licence arrives, but if it doesnít then do chase it up by getting back to the DVLA at,

Customer Enquiries-Drivers,

                                   DVLA,

Swansea,

SA6 7LJ

Or ring 0870 240 009, or e-mail at drivers.dvla@gtnet.gov.uk

So thatís all sorted out, Iím on the road and got my licence, but what are these Ďextra thingsí that you mentioned I might want to do?

  • Well learning to drive and passing your test will get you on the Road but you wonít be the complete driver, but there is a scheme that can make you become a better driver, which gives you the ultimate benefit of CHEAPER CAR INSURANCE.

  • The Pass Plus scheme has been set up by the DSA, the Government and Insurance Companies. Two thirds of insurance companies in the UK are willing to give you a one-yearís no-claim bonus for your insurance policy as soon as you insure your car.

  • Obviously you have to shell out for the Pass Plus course, this thing ainít for free but in the long run you WILL SAVE MONEY on your insurance.

  • You take the course after passing your test, and it can be done anytime up to year after passing. Itís a six lesson course that covers,

    • Driving in Town

    • Driving Out of Town

    • In all Weathers,

    • At Night

    • On Dual Carriageways

    • On Motorways

So thatís about it, if youíve followed all pupilineís guide and our top tips through then youíre probably on the road. Congratulations youíve got that freedom we all crave, you can go anywhere at anytime, all youíve got to worry about is scandalous petrol costs and high insurance, but thatís another story.

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Useful LInks:

http://www.dvla.gov.uk

http://www.bsm.co.uk

http://www.2pass.co.uk

by ChrisM

Driving Survey
Why do you want to learn to drive?
To get some freedom from my parents
Public Transport's crap and it'll make it easier to get to around
To look cool


Driving Survey
What turns you off learning to drive?
Price of Petrol, Insurance, Tax etc.
Effect on the Environment
Too much hassle

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©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick


©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick