All you need to know about the tests you will need to pass to get your driving licence.
Theory 2 parts
The Theory Test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions taken from a question bank of 1000. To pass you must answer at least 43 0f the 50 correctly within a time limit of 57 minutes.
It is possible to arrange for a special audio version, available in 20 languages. There is a video version available in British sign language. If you are dyslexic or have reading difficulties an audio version is available.
The Hazard Perception Test will last 15 minutes, you will be shown 14 clips and you must spot the moving developing hazard. One clip has 2 hazards. You need to score at least 43 points from a maximum of 75 points to pass.
Before you start you will be shown a tutorial video giving examples on how they want you to complete the test.
Practical Driving Test
You can apply for your driving test anytime after passing your theory test.
You should consult with me prior to booking a test.
Your driving test will be the first time you have to drive unaided. The examiner is there to assess your driving, he expects you to be able to deal with any situation that arises. The learners who pass first time are the ones who are well instructed and take the advise of there instructor. A mock tests will help you assess your level. Documents, you need to present your Provisional Driving Licence. If you have the old style licence you need to take additional photo ID (your passport)
EYE SIGHT TEST
You must be able to read a car number plate from 20 meters. You may read the number plate with glasses or contact lenses.
SHOW ME TELL ME
You will be asked by the examiner to show or tell how you would perform various car safety checks.
The drive lasts approximately 45 minutes and is designed to include a variety of situations, busy town driving, roundabouts, and dual carriageway, various junctions and traffic systems. The test includes various set manoeuvres e.g. parking; turn in the road, various types corner reverses and emergency stop. If you can drive the test is not difficult.
The examiners use set criteria to mark your test. They know you will be nervous, you are allowed to make up to 15 minor errors and still pass. One serious or dangerous fault however will result in a fail.