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Driving in the UK

Before you drive in the UK, you must check that you as the driver meet the legal requirements, and that your vehicle does too. It is illegal to drive without valid insurance, road tax and a valid driving license. You could be fined, banned from driving, or even imprisoned if you are caught.

In the UK, we drive on the left-hand side of the road, and overtake on the right-hand side. You should always wear a seat-belt where one is provided, and observe speed limits which are in miles per hour (MPH). People under the age of 17 cannot drive.

Read The Highway Code before you do any driving in the UK to ensure you remain safe.

UKCISA have detailed information regarding everything you need to be fully prepared to drive in the UK.