Practical test consists of:

The test will begin with an eyesight check. The eyesight test requires you to read a number plate from a distance of 20.5 metres

After the eyesight test you will be asked two vehicle safety check questions. See Show Me Tell Me Questions.

your Driving examination will now begin and will last around 40 minutes. You will  be examined on your general driving and from the November 2017 the test will include instruction from a satnav Independent driving, which will lasts around 20 minutes, 1 in 5 tests will be the old style test which could include following a series of following road signs, also following a map with around three to four direction to complete or a series of both, the test will now only have one reversing exercises.

The reversing exercises will be chosen from:

Parking on the right and reversing back two or three car spaces

Parallel Park

Reverse parking bay

Forward Parking in the bay and reverse out

You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise.

At the end of the test your examiner will confirm if you have passed or failed your test. If you have passed he will issue a certificate. Both pass or fail the examiner will give you a debrief which is good advice in the area's you may need to improve further. If you have failed your instructor will then work further on the areas which need to improve upon ready for your next test.

Remember if you have been driving a car with learner insurance policy, inform your insurance company you have passed your test before you go out alone.

To book your Practical driving test go to the link on our home page, the cost of the Practical test is £62.00

According to the DSA, Pupils who pass their driving test have had, on average, 45 hours of professional training combined with 22 hours of private practice. Learners who Learn with licence to pass on average have around 30 hours driving tuition.

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