THE PRACTICAL TEST

Once you’ve passed your Theory Test, and you’ve reached a good level in your practical lessons, it’s time to book your practical test!

Has your instructor told you you’re ready? We’ll be honest with you!

Is the car (and instructor) available when you want to take your test? Make sure you check!

Do you want your instructor to come on your test with you? We can do if you like.

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY

Eyesight Check

You’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres

Show me tell me

At the beginning of your test, your examiner will ask you two vehicle safety questions relating to the maintenance and operation of your car:

  Show me: you’ll have to show the examiner how you’d carry out a check

  Tell me: you’ll have to explain how you’d carry out a check

If you give a wrong answer, you’ll get one driving fault.

Manoeuvres

The examiner will ask you to demonstrate one of these exercises:

Reversing around a corner

Turning in the road

Reverse parking (into a bay or parallel parking)

You might be asked to do an emergency stop.

To pass, you need to make 15 or less driving faults and no serious or dangerous faults.

Independent Driving

In this section, you’ll be asked to follow signs or follow a series of directions to a particular location to see how well you deal without direction from your examiner.

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