The practical driving test
Practical Tests can be booked on-line at www.direct.gov.uk/bookpracticaltest or by phone on 0300 200 1122. You can change your test appointment at www.direct.gov.uk/changepracticaltest
The driving test is straightforward and has been designed to see if you:
What will the test include?
A documentation check with an insurance & residency declaration, you will need:
A combination of ‘Show-me Tell-me’ questions. Click the link for questions and answers.
The drive itself which will include two reversing exercises. The reversing exercises will be chosen from:
You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise.
A standard driving test takes about 40 minutes.
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. If at any time your examiner considers you to be a danger to other road users your test will be stopped.
You are allowed to take someone with you on the test, this person must be over 16 years old and cannot take any part in the test.
After the test pass or fail you will be offered a debrief, please call me over to listen in, I need to know if there are any weaknesses that need to be addressed.