You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in the seat you’re using - there are only a few exceptions.
You’re also only allowed 1 person in each seat fitted with a seat belt.
You can be fined up to £500 if you don’t wear a seat belt when you’re supposed to.
You must make sure that any children in the vehicle you’re driving are:
- in the correct car seat for their height or weight until they reach 135 centimetres tall or their 12th birthday, whichever is first
- wearing a seat belt if they’re 12 or 13 years old, or younger and over 135cm tall
You can be fined up to £500 if a child under 14 isn’t in the correct car seat or wearing a seat belt while you’re driving.
Check you're allowed to drive
Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.
Get a provisional driving licence
Driving lessons and practice
You need a provisional driving licence to take lessons or practice.
Prepare for your theory test
Book and manage your theory test
You need a provisional driving licence to book your theory test.
Book and manage your driving test
You must pass your theory test before you can book your driving test.
When you pass
You can start driving as soon as you pass your driving test.
You must have an insurance policy that allows you to drive without supervision.