What you must legally do as a driver

What you must legally do as a driver

Before you can drive on the road, there are some things you must do and have in place first such as having a valid driving licence and a vehicle that’s taxed and registered with DVLA: check what you must do to drive a car legally on the road.

Your vehicle must have number plates showing that it’s been registered with DVLA. Find out the rules about displaying number plates on your vehicle.

You can buy a personalised number: see this guide on GOV.UK.

If you’ve been invited to take a national driver offender retraining course following a driving offence or disqualification, you can book a course at GOV.UK.

Occasionally letters about vehicles get sent to a previous owner or just to the wrong person: find out what to do if you receive a letter about a vehicle you don’t own.

Some health conditions can make it unsafe for you to drive and you may need to give up your licence. Check which medical conditions you need to tell DVLA about.

If you’re not allowed to drive anymore, find out how to give up your driving licence for medical reasons.