Preparing to drive

Preparing to drive

Before you even get behind the wheel, it’s a good idea to start learning the rules of the road. The sooner you start learning about driving, the easier it’s likely to be.

The Official Highway CodeThis is essential reading for all road users. Make sure you look at the current edition to get the up-to-date rules of the road and advice on road safety.

There are lots of ways of using The Highway Code

The Official DVSA Guide to Driving – the essential skills is a really useful and clear guide to the skills that will help you become a safe driver, including

  • good driving techniques
  • what to do in an incident, accident or emergency
  • maintenance and security
  • ecosafe driving
  • towing.

Within this website, the Driver Knowledge Centre provides lots of information about driving. It’s based on the DVSA National Driving Standard, which sets out the skills, knowledge and understanding you’ll need to be a skilled and safe driver.