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The Practical Test

 

Your Instructor will assess your progress and recommend booking your Practical test to

coincide with you being a safe driver and reaching the required standard to have a good

chance of successfully completing the test requirements.

 

The Practical driving test lasts for approximately 40 minutes and your instructor will normally pick

you up 1 hour before the test time and let you practice the set routines and drive to the test centre.

They will then accompany you to the waiting room when at the appointed time the examiner will

ask you to show them your documents (both parts of your licence and your Theory pass certificate.

 

We also recommend you take your appointment letter, then sign a test report form declaration

to say the vehicle is insured.

 

We can assure you all our vehicles are insured as well as thoroughly maintained.

The Practical Test

 

Your Instructor will assess your progress and recommend booking your Practical test to

coincide with you being a safe driver and reaching the required standard to have a good

chance of successfully completing the test requirements.

 

The Practical driving test lasts for approximately 40 minutes and your instructor will normally pick

you up 1 hour before the test time and let you practice the set routines and drive to the test centre.

They will then accompany you to the waiting room when at the appointed time the examiner will

ask you to show them your documents (both parts of your licence and your Theory pass certificate.

 

We also recommend you take your appointment letter, then sign a test report form declaration

to say the vehicle is insured.

 

We can assure you all our vehicles are insured as well as thoroughly maintained.

Show Me Tell Me

 

You will be required to show or demonstrate safety checks regarding the vehicle.

 

Your instructor will provide you with the questions and answers before the test date.

 

You’ll be asked:

 

‘tell me’ question (where you explain how you’d carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start driving

 

‘show me’ question (where you show how you’d carry out a safety task) while you’re driving – for example, showing how to wash the windscreen using the car controls and wipers

The Drive

 

The drive is conducted over varying road and traffic conditions. Good control

and awareness is essential and you will be asked to undertake 1 reversing maneuver.

 

An emergency stop is required in 1 out of 3 tests. You can commit a maximum of 15 minor driving faults and still pass but over 15 or one serious or dangerous fault

will result in a fail.

 

During the independent driving part of the test, most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav.

 

The examiner will provide the sat nav and set it up. You won’t need to set the route – the examiner will do this for you. So, it doesn’t matter what make or model of sat nav you practise with.

 

You can’t follow directions from your own sat nav during the test – you have to use the one supplied by the examiner.

 

You’ll be able to ask the examiner for confirmation of where you’re going if you’re not sure. It won’t matter if you go the wrong way unless you make a fault while doing it.

 

One in 5 driving tests won’t use a sat nav. You’ll need to follow traffic signs instead.

 

Manoeuvre part......   You’ll be asked to do one of 3 possible reversing manoeuvres:

 

parallel park at the side of the road

park in a bay – either driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out (the examiner will tell you which you have to do)

pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for 2 car lengths and rejoin the traffic.

The Result

 

At the end of the test the examiner will give you the result. Hopefully you will

have passed but if not he

will explain any serious

faults you may have.

 

It is helpful to have your instructor present for this debrief, they will be able

to explain anything you

may not understand at

a convenient time.

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Vision

 

You must be able to read a vehicle number plate

at 20.5 metres (67 feet) or the new style from 20

metres (66 feet). This is done just outside the centre.

Vision

 

You must be able to read a vehicle number plate

at 20.5 metres (67 feet) or the new style from 20

metres (66 feet). This is done just outside the centre.

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theory test