Preparing For Your Driving Test


You will have approximately 40 minutes to demonstrate all that you have learned during your driving lessons.

Before your practical test begins, the examiner will ask you to read the number plate of a parked vehicle in order to check your eyesight, so it is important to remember to wear glasses or contact lenses if you need to wear these.

The examiner will then ask you 1 vehicle safety check question before you leave the test centre a second question will be asked while you are driving.  This is what is known as the 'show me, tell me' section of your test.  Should you give an incorrect answer then you will get one fault on your test score.


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The Driving Aspect of the Test​

Your practical driving test is designed to show that you can drive competently and safely in a variety of situations. You will be asked to do 1 of the reversing manoeuvres that you will have practised in your driving lessons.  You may also have to undertake an emergency stop.

During a 20 minute independent driving section you will be required to show that you can make safe decisions while following directions given by a satellite navigation (sat nav) device (1 in 5 tests will not use a sat nav). You will still be required to correctly following traffic signs and markings during the route.

Should you need help to understand where you are going whilst you are following the examiners verbal instruction, the examiner will be able to show you a diagram.

To pass your practical test you need to complete the test with no serious or dangerous faults and with 15 or fewer minor errors. Click here for more details


How much do the tests cost?


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Click here to view Driving tests, motorcycle tests and learning to drive from the DSA website. This tells you all you need to know.