To obtain your driving test there are a few things that you need to do. You need to get a provisional driving license, you can get one by clicking here! Now you can start to take your driving lessons.
Once you have a provisional license, you will need to take a theory test which is a combination of 50 multiple choice questions and hazard perception clips. To pass you must answer 43/50 questions correctly and identify 44/75 hazards.
This will last for two years. You can take advantage of the resources below to help with your theory, or you can purchase several Apps, books and DVDs. You can start to learn the practical skills for driving before the Theory Test is taken. However, you need to pass the Theory Test before you can progress on to the Practical Test.
Once you have your provisional and your theory pass certificate, you can then take your practical test. This entails going out on the road in a car with an approved DVSA examiner for around 40 minutes. He/She will ask you to read a vehicle registration plate from 20.5 metres away, if you fail this part you will not be allowed to continue with your test. They will ask you one ‘tell’ safety question before you start and one ‘show’ safety question whilst you are driving. Use the show and tell below to see what they could ask you.
The examiner will take you on the road to assess your ability to blend in with the flow of traffic without causing a hazard. You will be asked to follow the directions of a sat-nav or/and road signs. The independent driving will last approximately 20 mins. You will be stopped at the side of the road and asked to rejoin traffic in a variety of situations i.e on a hill / main road. The examiner will ask you to show your ability to reverse your vehicle safely. These options could be parallel park, bay parking – either driving in and reversing out or reversing in and driving out or pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse 2 car lengths and rejoin traffic. You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.
If you make a mistake, don’t worry about it as it might be a less serious driving fault and might not affect your result. However, if at any time your examiner considers your driving to be a danger to yourself or other road users they will stop your test. You will pass your test if you make no more than 15 driving faults and no serious or dangerous faults.
All my students can take advantage of the resources that i offer below.
If you need any more information please visit the DVSA website by clicking here!