FAQ's When Learning To Drive

Frequently Asked Questions about learning to drive in Bournemouth and passing your Driving Test with Bryans Driving School Bournemouth

1) What do I need to do before taking lessons?

You CANNOT drive on the road without a Provisional Driving Licence and Photo Card. You can apply for this up to two months before your 17th birthday, by filling in Form D1 which you can get from a local post office or by applying online - see below.

Ring me or text me to arrange lessons on 07833 026227

Learning the Highway Code and watching and asking how friends and family drive is the best preparation for lessons.

See the DVLA for detailed information on driving licences: http://www.dvla.gov.uk/

2) How and where do I apply for a Provisional Driving Licence?

3) How long does it take to learn to drive?

The DSA website, http://www.dsa.gov.uk/ explains this in detail. Learning to drive depends on many factors and each person will learn at a different rate.

What will I learn in the driving lessons?

  • The controls
  • Clutch control
  • Moving off and stopping
  • Gear changing
  • Left turn (major to minor)
  • Right turn (major to minor)
  • Emerging left and right
  • Crossroads
  • Pedestrian Crossings
  • Emergency stop
  • Straight Reverse
  • Left reverse
  • Right reverse
  • Turn in the road
  • Reverse Park into bay
  • Parallel reverse park
  • Signals Mirrors and blindspots
  • Meeting approaching traffic
  • Crossing approaching traffic
  • Overtaking
  • Allowing adequate clearance
  • Roundabouts
  • Complex junctions
  • Dual carriageways
  • Motorways

Can you help me with the theory test?

Yes. We can help you understand any difficult questions and recommend the most useful books, DVDs and online help.

Where can I get extra help?

The DSA for booking Theory and Practical Tests

The DVLA for information on driving licenses

The Highway Code

A site with information on learning to drive and the driving tests http://www.2pass.co.uk

To book lessons call me on 07833 026227

Areas covered

We offer driving lessons in the following areas:
Bournemouth, Winton, Charminster, Moordown, Throop, Muscliffe, Queens Park, Kinson, Ensbury Park, Wallisdown, Talbot Woods, Bearwood, Bearcross, West Howe, East Howe, Branksome

Who's Passed?

  • Sarah took just 19 hours to pass!

  • John passed with only 2 minors!

  • Mel rocking her new independence!

  • Steve lookin' good!

  • Zoe passed with just 1 minor!

Bryans Driving School
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Contact Us

To book a lesson, or to discuss some of the options I offer please contact Bryan on:

01202 000381 or
07833 026227 or

What We Offer

Experienced Instructor

Over 30 years of experience

Brand New Car

Easy to drive, dual controlled

Block Booking Discounts

Your loyalty is rewarded

Free Mock Test

See if you're ready to pass

Free Theory Help

Pass your theory, quicker

Pass Plus Courses

Reduce your insurance premium

Easy Reverse System

Reversing made easy

Useful Links

Driving Standards Agency Driving Test Success Driving Theory Test. Practice Online Theory Test Questions DSA - Book Theory Test DSA - Book Your Practical Test