Intensive driving lessons can be a fast way to pass your test in just 1 to 3 weeks depending on experience.
|Type of licence||Apply online||Apply by post|
|First provisional licence - car, motorcycle, moped||£34||£43|
|First full GB licence in exchange for a full European Community/European Economic Area or other designated foreign licence||N/A||£43|
|What you’re changing||Change online||Change by post|
|Reason for renewal||Apply online||Apply by post|
|Renewing an expired driving licence||£14||£17|
|From age 70||Free||Free|
|For medical reasons||N/A||Free|
|Bus or lorry drivers||N/A||Free|
|If disqualified for some drink-driving offences where the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) needs to arrange medical enquiries||N/A||£90|
|After your licence has been revoked (under the New Drivers Act)||N/A||£50|
|Reason for exchange||Apply online||Apply by post|
|Add entitlement to full or provisional licence||N/A||Free|
|Paper licence to photocard with change of address||Free||Free|
|Paper licence to photocard with change of name||N/A||Free|
|Paper licence to photocard with no change of details||£20||£20|
|Full Northern Ireland licence to a GB licence||N/A||Free|
|Full European Community, European Economic Area or other designated foreign licence, if a previous GB licence held||N/A||Free|
|Northern Ireland licence with a GB test pass||N/A||Free|
We’re doing everything we can to minimise any disruption to customers and we apologise for any inconvenience.
Staff signed up to a new standard employment contract in April 2014 in exchange for a lump-sum payment and a 3-year pay deal. This was agreed with the trade unions, and applies to all staff in the Department for Transport and motoring agencies. The pay deal included transitional arrangements that came to an end on 1 November 2015.
It’s disappointing that the trade unions have now chosen to oppose the contract they agreed in 2014.
Rule 96 of The Highway Code has been updated 2 March 2015.
|New rule 96 wording|
You MUST NOT drive under the influence of drugs or medicine. For medicines, check with your doctor or pharmacist and do not drive if you are advised that you may be impaired.
You MUST NOT drive if you have illegal drugs or certain medicines in your blood above specified limits. It is highly dangerous so never take illegal drugs if you intend to drive; the effects are unpredictable, but can be even more severe than alcohol and result in fatal or serious road crashes. Illegal drugs have been specified at very low levels so even small amounts of use could be above the specified limits. The limits for certain medicines have been specified at higher levels, above the levels generally found in the blood of patients who have taken normal therapeutic doses. If you are found to have a concentration of a drug above its specified limit in your blood because you have been prescribed or legitimately supplied a particularly high dose of medicine, then you can raise a statutory medical defence, provided your driving was not impaired by the medicine you are taking.
Laws RTA 1988 sect 4 & Law RTA 1988 sect 5A
Rule 96 used to say:
You MUST NOT drive under the influence of drugs or medicine. Check the instructions or ask your doctor or pharmacist. Using illegal drugs is highly dangerous. Never take them if you intend to drive; the effects are unpredictable, but can be even more severe than alcohol and may result in fatal or serious road crashes.
Law RTA 1988 sect 4
|Test type||Number of clips||Number of developing hazards||Pass mark|
|Car and motorcycle||14||15||44 out of 75|
|Lorry, bus and coach||19||20||67 out of 100|
|Approved driving instructor part 1||14||15||57 out of 75|