Getting ready to take your Driving Test with Gary's Get Driving School...
When you are ready to take the Practical Test, you can book your
This should be when your skills have reached the correct standard to ensure you have the best chance of passing.
Before taking your test, you will be nervous, but this is to be expected. The Driving Test is straightforward and has been designed to see if you can drive safely in different road conditions and that you have learned your highway code.
***As of the 4th December 17, certain changes have now been made to the test itself. You will find all the updated information below.***
AT THE TEST CENTRE
‘show me’ question (where you show how you’d carry out a safety task) while you’re driving - for example, showing how to wash the windscreen using the car controls and wipers.
2) Park in a bay - either driving in and reversing out, or
reversing in and driving out (the examiner will tell you
which you have to do)
3) Pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for 2 car lengths and rejoin the traffic
Your Driving Test Includes a section called Independent Driving.
As of the 4th Dec 17, this part of the test has been made longer, so it’ll now last around 20 minutes - roughly half of the test. During this time most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a 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.
You can’t follow directions from your own sat nav during the test - you have to use the one supplied by the examiner.
You’ll be able to ask the examiner for confirmation of where you’re going if you’re not sure. It won’t matter if you go the wrong way unless you make a fault while doing it.
One in 5 driving tests won’t use a sat nav. You’ll need to follow traffic signs instead.
There are 3 types of faults you can make:
1) A dangerous fault - this involves actual danger to you, the examiner, the public or property.
2) A serious fault - something potentially dangerous.
3) A driving fault - this isn’t potentially dangerous, but if you keep making the same fault, it could become a serious fault.
When you return to the Test Centre car park you will be informed whether you have passed or failed.
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