Resources for Learner Drivers

Below are links to official sites and resources that provide further help and advice for learner drivers; some also provide interesting reading for drivers who have already passed their driving test.

NB. As of the 8th June 2015, the DVSA is will no longer issue the paper counterpart licence and you will need to print and produce your licence information on your 1st lesson. If you do not receive a paper licence or have lost your counterpart licence, use this link to get the appropriate information required by your instructor for your first lesson.
Links / External Information
Car Insurance for 17-25 year olds
Ingenie uses a black box fitted in your car to assess your driving. Your policy is reviewed every 3 months - drive well, and you could pay less for your car insurance. For drivers aged 17-25.
Blue Lights Aware
Blue Light Aware is a short video, produced on behalf of the emergency services. Their crews rely on the help of other road users when they're on a 'blue light' journey. By watching Blue Light Aware, you will better understand their needs, you will be reducing the risks you face, you will be contributing to a safer road environment and you might also be helping to save a life.
Road Respect
Road Respect is about making the roads safer in North East England. We're seeking to continue to change the culture on the roads and foster respect for the law, other road users, conditions and yourself as a road user. Take a look around... watch, read, comment and share. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Pass my Theory
Help with your theory test preparation.
Driving Test Success
Useful site with tips and advice for learners and new drivers.
UK Motoring Directory
Links to many useful driving related sites
DVSA Online Bookstore
Buy books online from the DVSA bookstore including highway code and theory test and more
Don't be a Statistic
  • Over 1000 young lives are lost every year in road crashes
  • One in three crashes on UK roads involve men under the age of 20
  • Speed is a factor in around one in three road deaths
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is a registered charity established more than 90 years ago that aims to campaign for change, influence opinion, contribute to debate, educate and inform - for the good of all.
Traffic Signs & Meanings
Test your traffic sign knowledge by taking this traffic sign quiz
Safe Driving
Safe Driving contains articles written by experts which are continually updated.
Learner Stuff
Lots of helpful information and you can also purchase learning aids eg. DVD´s & Highway Code manuals.
Free Index
Free business listings site
Official DVSA Facebook Page
Keep up to date with all the latest news and information from the Driving and Vehicle Standards Authority
DVSA Videos
Series of videos for learners from the DVSA
2Pass Hazard Perception Video
Video with information and tips for the hazard perception test
Institute of Advanced Motorists
As the leading road safety charity in the UK, we are dedicated to increasing skills for all road users, raising driving and riding standards and helping to save lives on our roads.
Traffic Accident Advice
A very interesting site with some useful articles with the aim of reducing traffic accidents in the UK.
Driving Expert
This is a useful site, full of tips and advice.
Learn 2 Live
Set up by Devon Road Safety, this site has information and advise that is relevant to all drivers, no matter of their location
Road Traffic Reports
Free UK Road Traffic Report Service
Safe Driving for Life
This is a general information site for learner drivers where you will find everything you need from how to apply for your driving licence through to choosing your first car.
Links / External Information
Pass Plus Official Site
Pass Plus is a practical training course that takes at least 6 hours and is for drivers to improve their skills and drive more safely. It can be taken at any time although it should be most useful to new drivers in the year after passing their test.
THINK! Campaigns
Visit for THINK! campaign information including:
  • THINK! road safety statistics and facts
  • THINK! adverts and interactive road safety games
  • Partnership information
Road Safety Advice
Visit the new road safety advice section of Directgov for general road safety information including:
  • Drink driving limits
  • Advice on choosing and fitting child car seats
  • Penalties for using hand-held mobile phones whilst driving
Driving Abroad
Everything you need to know about driving overseas.
The Honest Truth
The Honest Truth" Partnership is working together to reduce anti social driving and the number of young people killed or seriously injured on the roads. This website is designed to tell you “The Honest Truth” using information, statistics and real stories to show you how small changes save lives. We're working to help reduce anti social driving and the number of 17-24 year olds killed or seriously injured on our roads by getting messages to young drivers through Approved Driving Instructors.