Congratulations to Amalia Castle from Crowthorne passed her driving test
Congratulations to Amalia Castle from Crowthorne on passing her driving test. Amalia passed in Farnborough on her first attempt with zero driver faults, best wishes for the future from Mark your instructor and all the team at Blue.
What happens during the test
There are 5 parts to the driving test:
- an eyesight check
- ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
- general driving ability
- reversing your vehicle
- independent driving How long the test lasts Your general driving ability The examiner will give you directions that you should follow. Driving test routes are not published, so you cannot check them before your test. You’ll be asked to pull over and pull away during your test, including:
- Pulling over at the side of the road
- You’ll drive in various road and traffic conditions, but not on motorways.
- You’ll drive for around 40 minutes.
- The test is the same for both manual and automatic cars.
- normal stops at the side of the road
- pulling out from behind a parked vehicle
- a hill start Reversing your vehicle
- The examiner will ask you to do one of the following exercises:
- parallel park at the side of the road
- park in a parking bay – either by driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out (the examiner will tell you which you have to do)
- pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for around 2 car lengths, and rejoin the traffic You’ll have to drive for about 20 minutes by following either:
- Independent driving
- directions from a sat nav
- traffic signs
- They’ll set the sat nav up for you. You cannot use your own sat nav. If you cannot see a traffic sign (for example, because it’s covered by trees), the examiner will give you directions until you can see the next one. The examiner will not give you a fault for taking a wrong turning.
- They’ll help you get back on the route if you do.
- Going off the route
- If you cannot see traffic signs
- The examiner will tell you which you have to follow.
If you make mistakes during your test
You can carry on if you make a mistake. It might not affect your test result if it’s not serious.
The examiner will only stop your test if they think your driving is a danger to other road users.