Can I pass my driving test without lessons?

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You may be surprised to learn that it is possible to take your driving test without any prior lessons. According to the official DVSA website, there is currently no minimum number of lessons you must have in order to take the test. Specifically quoting "There’s no minimum number of lessons you must have done before you book and take your test." With the official advice being to only take your test when you can drive without instruction.


However, you should keep in mind that without a qualified instructor your chances of successfully passing are far less likely. While driving with family or friends can be a good way to grasp the basics, a DVSA certified instructor will be able to help you prepare for the practical exam. In fact, preparing without an instructor can often be detrimental in the long run as you will be forced to relearn any bad habits you may have picked up. Additionally, your driving instructor will have a strong grasp of the practical exam and will able to go through a mock test with you, helping you to prepare for the real thing.


In short, yes, you can take your driving test without lessons. However, in most cases, it's strongly recommended that you find an instructor to help guide you through the process.

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