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So you’ve passed your Driving Test and those L plates are no longer necessary. What should happen next? The team at Monkey™ offers some real-world advice …

1. Be careful! You’re on probation for the first two years after passing your practical driving test. Just six points – that’s the basic penalty for two speeding offences – will mean that you lose your licence automatically. It’s true that you can reapply for a provisional driving licence; but you’ll have to go through the whole procedure again, including retaking the theory and hazard perception tests.

2. Carry on learning! Passing the practical test is a baseline. You need more practice – but it’s usually not a good idea to drive home alone after...

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