As the driver, you are responsible for the safety of the vehicle you are driving. Whether you are learning to drive with an instructor, friends or parents, the rule is the same and there are no exceptions for learners. Regardless of who a vehicle belongs to, if there is a problem the person behind the wheel is fully or jointly responsible in the eyes of the law and liable to penalties. For example, if you are driving an unroadworthy car that belongs to someone else, it’s no defence to blame them if you are stopped by the police. You have to make your own mind up about what is acceptable, and face the consequences if you take risks.