Driving test information

TEST INFO

DRIVING TEST INFORMATION

PRACTICAL TEST

Before you do any driving you will be asked to perform an eyesight check and answer some vehicle safety questions. You will then be tested on your general driving ability, including two reversing exercises.

The driving part of your test will last approximately 40 minutes. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for evidence that you have reached an overall safe standard of driving, as you carry out both general and specific manoeuvres. You can make up to 15 minor driving faults and still pass the test, but 16 or more minor faults results in a fail. However, if you commit just one serious or dangerous fault, you will fail the test automatically.

You must bring the following items with you to the test. If you don’t, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) may refuse to carry out the test and you may lose your fee.

An appropriately insured and licensed vehicle, suitable for the test and displaying L- Plates. (Don’t worry, Nick’s car is perfect for the job and readily available!)

The appropriate theory test pass certificate.

Your appointment letter confirming your test time and date.
Both parts of your photo card licence. If you don’t take both parts of your licence, your test will not take place and you will lose your fee.If you have an old-style paper licence, you must take your signed driving licence and separate approved photo identification with you.

THEORY TEST

Before you do any driving you will be asked to perform an eyesight check and answer some vehicle safety questions. You will then be tested on your general driving ability, including two reversing exercises.

The theory test is made up of two sections – a multiple choice section and a hazard perception test.The multiple choice section is delivered using a touch screen computer and mouse, while the hazard perception test records your responses through the use of a computer mouse button.

You will need to pass both parts to successfully complete your theory test. If you pass one part and fail the other, you will fail the whole test and will have to take both parts again.

You can book your theory test through the DVSA (Driver Vehicle Standards Agency) website or I can arrange
it for you.

You can prepare for your theory test by studying the Highway Code. Please click the image below for a link to the online version.

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