You cannot start to drive a car until your provisional driving licence has been accepted and in your possession. If you are in receipt of the higher rate of disability, you can start to learn how to drive when you reach your 16th Birthday otherwise you will have to wait until your 17th Birthday. <that's odd, what does it mean "in receipt of higher rate disability"?provisional license and take lessons whilst 16.
It was the same in Illinois.Here in Fla, you can get a learner's permit at 15. That will allow you to "learn" while a licensed driver, over the age of 18, is in the car with you. Once you've had your learner's permit for a year and you're over 16 years old, then you can apply for your operators license, which will allow you to operate a vehicle alone.