Do you know all that you need to know about driving legally and renting cars in the UK?

With so much information floating around, the Sun have created a guide to age restrictions on when you can legally drive and rent a car in the UK and we believe this could prove to be very useful.

How old do you have to be to drive in Britain?

You can apply for a provisional licence from the age of 15 years and nine months.

But you have to wait until you turn 16 before riding a moped or light quad bike and 17 before driving a car on a public road in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

You also have to wait until 17 before booking a theory test and practical driving test.

When you have a provisional licence and meet the minimum age you can drive with L-plates on all roads except motorways.

Learners must be supervised by an instructor or another qualified driver (eg a family member or friend), who must be at least 21 and have held a full licence for at least three years.

You must also have insurance cover if practising in your own car or with a family member or friend.

Disabled teens can start driving at 16 if they receive or have applied for the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

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