I’ll try to help you with the theory test which every learner needs to pass. You'll also receive valuable tips and information.
Your driving test will start with an eyesight check and some vehicle safety questions. The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes.
Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving, including when you are carrying out the set exercises. You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail your Driving Test.
The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that driving test in England , Scotland and Wales has changed from December 2017.
The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they'll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving.
The changes will only apply to car driving tests to begin with.
The 4 driving test changes:
1. Independent driving part of the test will increase to 20 min.
2. Following directions from a sat nav
During the independent driving part of the test, most candidates will be asked to follow directions from sat nav.
The examiner will provide the sat nav (a TomTom Start 52) and set it up. You won't need to set the route - the examiner will do this for you. So it doesn't matter what make or model of sat nav you practise with.
One in 5 driving test won't use sat nav . You'll need to follow traffic signs instead.
3. Reversing manoeuvres has changed.
The reverse 'around a corner' and 'turn in the road' manoeuvres
will no longer be tested but you should be still taught them by
You'll be asked to do one of 3 possible reversing manoeuvres
1. Parallel park at the side of the road
2. park in a bay either driving in and reversing out, or reversing
in and driving out ( the examiner will let you know which you
have to do).
3. Pull up on the right side of the road, reverse for 2 car lengts
and rejoin the traffic.
4. Answering a vehicle safety questions while you're driving.
Dragan's Driving School
DVSA- Approved Driving Instructor
18 Idstone Road
Bristol BS16 3XG