All examiners are trained to carry out the test to the same standard, they do not have pass or fail quotas. So as long as you demonstrate the standard required you will pass your driving test. 

  

One of the main problems candidates face when sitting the practical test is their nerves. This is only a test of your driving ability, the examiner is only there to observe you and your driving not to intimidate or pass judgment on you. They are not there to make you fail. During the test the examiner will give you directional instructions you cannot fail for failing to follow these directions providing what you do is correct and follows road markings, signs etc.

Bearing the above in mind please try to stay as relaxed and calm as possible. With the right instruction and self belief you can pass.



 

                                          

Theory Test

Made up of two parts: You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test. Once you have passed the theory test you can then apply to take your practical driving test.

The theory test consists of a multiple choice element and a hazard perception element.

In the multiple choice element there are 50 questions and you have 57 minutes to answer them.

The hazard perception element tests your ability to look at and understand road scenes and to recognize possible traffic hazards as they develop.

In the hazard perception element there are 14 video clips and 15 scorable developing hazards (one of the clips contains two developing hazards to watch out for). Each video clip lasts 1 minute and you only get to view it once. A developing hazard is classed as something which requires the driver to either change speed, direction or stop.

You are marked on how quickly you spot the developing hazards. 

The Driving Test

What will the test include?
The test will include an eyesight test (if you fail this, your test will not continue)

 During the independent driving part of the test, most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav. This will last approximately 20 minutes.

The examiner will provide the sat nav (a TomTom Start 52) 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.

 

 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
  • Also, you may be required to do the Emergency Stop, this is not classed as a reversing manoeuvre

The examiner will ask you 2 vehicle safety questions during your driving test - these are known as the 'show me, tell me' questions.

You'll be asked the:

  • '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

 

All examiners are trained to carry out the test to the same standard, they do not have pass or fail quotas. So as long as you demonstrate the standard required you will pass your driving test. 

  

 

One of the main problems candidates face when sitting the practical test is their nerves. This is only a test of your driving ability, the examiner is only there to observe you and your driving not to intimidate or pass judgment on you. They are not there to make you fail. During the test the examiner will give you directional instructions you cannot fail for failing to follow these directions providing what you do is correct and follows road markings, signs etc.

Bearing the above in mind please try to stay as relaxed and calm as possible. With the right instruction and self belief you can pass.

 

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