Rules for private practice

Practising with family or friends

In England, you can only practise driving with members of your household or support bubble because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

When you practise driving in:

  • England, stay local
  • Scotland, it must be travel for work, education or other essential journeys
  • Wales, you must not drive into England

Anyone you practise your driving with (without paying them) must:

  • be over 21
  • be qualified to drive the type of vehicle you want to learn in, for example they must have a manual car licence if they’re supervising you in a manual car
  • have had their full driving licence for 3 years (from the UK, the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein)

You can be fined up to £1,000 and get up to 6 penalty points on your provisional licence if you drive without the right supervision.

You can drive with as many passengers as the vehicle can legally hold.

It’s illegal for your friend or family member to use a mobile phone while supervising you.

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