Check you are allowed to drive.
There are certain medical conditions that prevent individuals from being able to drive, for example epilepsy, sudden fits or seizures. You must tell the DVLA about any health condition which may affect your ability to drive.
Driving eyesight rules
You must wear glasses or contact lenses every time you drive if you need them.
You must tell DVLA if you’ve got any problem with your eyesight.
This doesn’t include being short or long sighted or colour blind. You also don’t need to say if you’ve had surgery to correct short sightedness and can meet the eyesight standards.
You must be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate from 20 metres.
You must also have an adequate field of vision - your optician can tell you about this and do a test. More ...
How old you have to be to drive in the UK
Minimum age requirement for a driving licence in UK
You need to be 17 before you can get a provisional licence and start learning to drive a car.
For mopeds it is 16 and for motorcycles, depending on the power of the bike, it may be from 17 to 21 years.
You can apply for a provisional licence to ride a moped when you’re 16. You’ll then have to take compulsory basic training (CBT) and take a moped test within 2 years.
You need to have a full car licence and be at least 18 before applying for a provisional entitlement to drive medium-sized vehicles.
You need to have a full car licence to apply for a provisional entitlement to drive a minibus.
You’ll need a full car driving licence before you can apply for provisional bus entitlement (category D) and take a category D test
You can’t drive a tractor until you’re 16
You can’t drive category G, H or K vehicles until you’re 16
You can apply for provisional quad bike entitlement and take a test when you’re 17.
You’ll need a category A1 motorbike licence to ride motor tricycles up to power output 15kW, and a category A motorbike licence to ride trikes with a power output more than 15kW