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What is the legal age to drive a car in England?

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October 31, 2010 10:53AM

The minimum age to drive a car on the road is 17 years. Although there is regular speculation on that age rising or falling, no plans are in place to change the age limits.

A new driver must also be accompanied by a qualified driver at all times until both a written and a practical test have been passed. Neither of these can be taken until the age of 17 years.