Driving Test Info
The New driving test on the 4th December 2017 is straightforward. It is designed to see if you can drive safely, know the Highway Code and can demonstrate this through your driving. Test routes are designed to be as uniform as possible and include a range of typical road and traffic conditions. You will be given directions and also be allowed to drive independently for 20 minutes by the Driving Examiner and asked to carry out set exercises; this will be one reverse manoeuvre, of the four below:
- Park on the Right and Reverse back 2 car lengths
- Reverse Bay Reverse Park
- Drive into a Bay and Reverse back out
- Reverse Parallel
…and maybe an emergency stop. The driving test lasts approximately 38 / 40 minutes.
The New Driving test Video
Driving into a parking Bay and reversing back out
Pull up on the right and reverse
Answering a vehicle Show Me safety question while you’re driving.
Answering a vehicle Show Me and Tell Me safety question.
The driving examiner will ask you before the driving test begins one question about the vehicle and then another whilst you are driving. Some examples are listed below. If you fail to get one of the questions correct you could be given a minor fault. You are allowed to make 15 driver faults during the practical driving test one serious or dangerous fault and you would not be successful. At the end of the driving test the driving examiner will inform you whether you have passed or failed.