Fiveways Driving School - The Practical Test
The practical test last about 40 minutes. Before you do any driving you'll be asked to perform an eyesight test - you will need to read a car number plate from 20.5 metres. You will then be asked two questions from the Show Me, Tell Me question bank.
The driving part of the test will require you to complete one successful reverse manouvere and maybe an emergency stop exercise. During the test you will be asked to perform an element of independant driving, which usually consists of either following direction signs or diagram instructions shown by the examiner. This part of the test will last a maximum of ten minutes.
Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for evidence you've reached an overall safe standard of driving, as you carry out both general and specific manoeuvres. You can make up to 15 minor driving faults and still pass the test, but 16 or more minor faults results in a fail. However, if you commit just one serious or dangerous fault, you'll fail the test automatically.
You must bring the you photo card licence only
All candidates must take their photo card licence to the test centre. If they don't, the DVSA may refuse to carry out the test without offering a refund.
You can book your test online.