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The Driving Test (practical)

The driving test

You can apply for your driving test anytime after passing your theory test.

Your instructor can apply for you.

You can do it yourself on line at www.dsa.gov.uk by telephoning the Driving Standards Agency on 0870 0101372. Please quote your instructors ADI number to prevent double booking.

New practical test from 2010

Are you ready to take your test?

On your driving test will be the first time you have to drive unaided. The examiner is there to assess your driving, he expects you to be able to deal with any situation that arises. The learners who pass first time are the ones who are well instructed and take the advise of there instructor, our mock tests will help you assess your level.

The test

Documents, you need to present both parts of the Photo card licence (The Photo card and the paper counterpart) if you have the old style licence you need to take additional photo ID (your passport)

Eye site test

You must be able to read a car number plate from 20 meters. You may read the number plate with glasses or contact lenses.

Maintenance questions

You will be asked by the examiner to show or tell how you would perform various car safety checks. (We have included a comprehensive list with the questions and suitable answers)

The Drive

The drive lasts approximately 45 minutes and is designed to include a variety of situations, busy town driving, roundabouts, and dual carriageway, various junctions and traffic systems. The test includes various set manoeuvres e.g. parking; turn in the road, various types corner reverses and emergency stop.

The test now includes 7 to 10 minuets of independant driving e.g. follow signs to Newcastle. If you can drive, the test is not difficult.

The examiners use set criteria to mark your test. They know you will be nervous, you are allowed to make up to 15 small mistakes and still pass. One serious or dangerous fault however will result in a fail.

Click here to see the "Show me, Tell me" questions.


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