What's Involved In The Practical Driving Test?
The practical driving test is to ensure that all drivers can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions and can also demonstrate that they know the highway code by the way they drive. Once you have passed your theory test you can apply for your practical driving test. There are no minimum number of lessons that you must take before sitting your test although your driving instructor will ensure that your are competent and confident enough to pass before recommending that you apply.
What does the practical test consist of ?
There are 5 parts to the driving test:
You will be required to read a car number plate from a distance of 20 meters.
Show me, Tell me vehicle safety questions
You will be asked 2 Vehicle Safety questions (also known as show me tell me questions) These questions are to check that you have a basic knowledge of how to carry out vehicle safety checks.
General Driving Ability
Your examiner will guide you on a predetermined route (these routes are not published so you will not know in advance which way would will be going) These predetermined routes all incorporate a similar amount of "various road and traffic conditions"
Reversing your vehicle
You will be required to do one of the following reversing exercises.
This part of the test means that you will follow traffic signs or verbal directions for around 10 minutes.
The whole test should last for around 40 minutes.
If you pass your test the examiner will give you a pass certificate and if you do not pass he/she will explain the faults you made and you will need to re-apply.
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