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Travel

Whether you want to broaden your horizons through travel or simply get around using public transport or your own car, this section has all the information you need.

Learner and new drivers

If you're learning to drive, there's a lot to remember. Here you can find all you need to know about taking your test and how to use your new driving skills safely once you've passed.

Driver licensing

Find out what you can and can't do with your driving licence, how to get a new or updated licence and what happens if you're disqualified from driving.

You can also apply for your first provisional driving licence online.

Travelling in the UK

Check out our guide to getting around the UK with a journey planner, information for bus, rail and air passengers and real-time traffic information.

Problems with public transport

If you find getting around your local area a bit tough and have an idea about how to make it better, contact your local authority. Transport planners should check with young people to see what types of public transport they need and change their plans if they’re not working.

You may want to suggest:

  • building a website that shows what’s going on in your area and how you can get there
  • giving young people discounts on local buses, trains and taxis
  • ways that public transport could be made safer for young people

The best people to contact in your local authority about transport arrangements are:

  • your local councillor
  • the director of children’s services
  • a member of your local Youth Parliament

Travelling abroad

Find out as much as you can before you head out on your travels, with advice on specific countries, travellers' checklists and what to do if things go wrong.

Driving other types of vehicles and your obligations

If you want to drive something other than a car, this section tells you what options are available to you if you have a valid driving licence. It also has information on how you can change your licence to drive other types of vehicle.

Road safety

Learn about the different government campaigns that aim to keep young drivers and pedestrians safe when they're using or crossing roads.

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