Minimum age to drive

Learning to drive is for most people an exciting prospect! At last you will be able to get out there on the open roads, you will have the independence that you need. This is not just in this country but all over the world. You will be able to drive all over Europe for example. A fabulous first adventure once you have passed your driving test.

There is no better time to get into the driving seat than now- but you have to be 17 years old and over to legally learn to drive in the United Kingdom. 

However this age limit varies depending on what part of the world you happen to be living in. For example in Hawaii the minimum age you can apply for a provisional license is 15. In Kansas, Montana and South Dakota in the United States the age is as young as 14 years. Australia is a different case entirely as some states will allow their residents to begin learning at 16 while others ask that they are 18 before they get into the driving seat. Pakistan, Oman and Japan all require driving pupils to be at least 18. However Canada and New Zealand are happy teaching drivers who are 16 years and over.

While in Europe the age at you can start driving is around 17, they will often ask that you are at least 21 if you are planing to hire a car for any length of time. If you have passed your driving test recently and are thinking about travelling on an international scale it will be a good idea to do your homework first. Find out at what age you will need to be when driving in the particular countries that you are planning on visiting. Also how old you must be to hire a car in these particular countries. It will be worth remembering that different states have different rules too.

Once all his is done however your driving adventure can truly begin! 



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