Before you drive any motor vehicle on a road, you must have a full or provisional licence and comply with its conditions. The vehicle must be insured for you, must be road taxed and, if it is more than 3 years old, it must be MOT tested. If you receive Mobility Allowance you will be exempt from Road Tax. To apply for a licence, tax your vehicle or apply for driving tests, visit any main Post Office.
When you are driving on public roads you must:
• Stop if a uniformed police officer asks you.
• Stop if you are involved in an accident. You must report any accident that involves injury to any person or certain animals (e.g. dogs, horses, sheep, pigs, cattle, goats but not cats), or damage to any property or ‘roadside furniture’ eg a traffic sign, to the police as soon as possible, but in any case within 24 hours.
• Show your licence and give your date of birth, if asked by any police officer (all drivers).
• Any driver who may be involved in a traffic accident must show a police officer, if requested, their licence, insurance certificate, MOT certificate and give the name and address of the owner and driver of the vehicle. If you don’t have licences etc. with you, you must take them to a police station within 7 days.
• Take a breathalyser test, if asked by a uniformed officer.
NEVER DRINK & DRIVE - YOU ARE ENDANGERING OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES AS WELL AS YOUR OWN