Taking the practical driving test

We will make sure you arrive at the test centre in plenty of time, try to relax do not turn the examiner into some mystical monster.
The practical driving test will include an eyesight check (your instructor will have already checked your eye sight).

Vehicle safety check questions

These will be asked at the beginning of you practical driving test.

These are basic safety checks that a driver should carry out to ensure the vehicle is safe for use. Although some checks may involve the candidate in opening the bonnet to identify where fluid levels would be checked, pupils will not be asked to touch a hot engine or physically check fluid levels. Your driving instructor will have comprehensively covered this subject with you before the practical driving test. Please Click Here for more information.

The practical driving test

During the driving test the examiner will give you directions, which you should follow. Test routes are designed to be as uniform as possible and will include a range of typical road and traffic conditions. During the driving test, the examiner will ask you to carry out set exercises.

Throughout the test you should drive in the way your driving instructor has taught you. If you make a mistake, don't worry about it, it might be a less serious driving fault and may not affect your result. The driving examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving.

You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test. Your driving instructor will have fully briefed you on what to expect on the practical driving test.

In your practical driving test there is an independent driving stage. Which is when you will be asked to drive independently for approximately 20 minutes.

This will be following road signs or a Sat nav.

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