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A drivers guide to driving in the UK
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Your legal obligations as a driver and keeper of a vehicle

As a driver or keeper of a vehicle you have certain duties and obligations which must be met before driving or keeping a vehicle on the road. You must also tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) of any changes to your personal or vehicle details.

Before you drive or ride

To drive or ride a vehicle or motorcycle you must:

As a learner driver you must:

Before taking the vehicle on the road

The vehicle must:

You must:

Tell DVLA of changes

You must tell the DVLA if you:

Driving larger vehicles or buses

There are higher eyesight and medical standards which must be met when driving larger vehicles. You must also notify the DVLA if you have any convictions relating to your driving conduct or if you have convictions not relating to driving if you are the holder of a passenger carrying vehicle.

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