The Practical Driving Test
|Once you have passed the theory and hazard perception test you can apply for the practical driving test. Your instructor will advise and discuss with you when he thinks you are ready to book your driving test. Bear in mind there can sometimes be a waiting list.|
To book the test you will need -
Before you book your test be certain that your instructor and his car will be available at that time. When booking the test you are allowed to temporarily reserve your preferred date and time for 15 minutes giving you time to liaise with your instructor after which you can go ahead and confirm the booking.
The test can be booked online at Directgov.uk
or by phone on 0300 200 1122
The driving test fee is currently £62Evening and weekend tests cost £75
Link to Directgov website
|Bodmin Driving Test Centre|
Walker Line Offices
|Launceston Driving Test Centre |
Sheers Barton Barn
The driving test explained:
the beginning of the test the examiner will ask if you would like your
instructor to sit in on the driving test acting only as an observer. The
examiner will also ask if you would like your instructor to be present
for the debrief at the end of the test. You can choose with which you
feel most comfortable.|
The practical test lasts around 45 minutes and is conducted by a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency examiner.
As well as general driving the driving test will consist of -
- Reading a number plate at 20 metres - remember glasses if needed
- Two Tell me /Show me questions, one before and one during the test
- A reversing or parking manoeuvre
- A twenty minute period of Sat Nav driving - see independent driving
- You may also be asked to perform an emergency stop
You will be told the result at the end of the test .........
All faults observed by the examiner are classified as driving faults, serious faults or dangerous faults. You will have passed if you have 15 or less driving faults and no serious or dangerous faults.
|When you pass your drivng test the examiner will give you a pass certificate and ask you to hand over your provisional licence so he/she can arrange for it to be exchanged for a full licence, which you will receive in the post|
On the day of your test you will need -