The practical driving Test (Car)
The driving Test is straightforward and has been designed to see if you can drive safely know the Highway Code and can demonstrate this through your driving
What will the test include?
Firstly you will be asked if you would like your driving instructor or whoever has been teaching you to drive to sit in the rear of your vehicle. And if you would like them to listen into the debrief at the end of the test.
The test starts with an eyesight check (if you fail this, your test will be terminated) you must be able to read a number plate at 20.5 meters or 67 feet.
After the eyesight check you will be asked two vehicle safety questions. You will then be examined on your general driving ability. The examiner will give you directions which you should follow. The test will last about 40 minutes. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving. You can make up to 15 minor driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more in failure). However one serious or dangerous fault and you will fail the test. During the test you will be asked to carry out two reversing exercises, chosen from
. Reversing around a corner
. Turning in the road
. Reverse parking
You may also be asked to carry out an Emergency stop exercise.
Note : From the 4th October 2010 you will only be asked to carry out One reversing Exercise, but there will be an approx 10 Min Independent drive
After the test the examiner will tell you if you have passed or failed, and on request will go through your performance during the test.
Driving Test standards
All examiners are trained to carry out the test to the same standard, they do not have pass or fail quotas. So long as you demonstrate the standard required you will pass your test.