Before you start the practical driving ability part of your test, you'll have an eyesight check and be asked
two vehicle safety questions.
You'll have to read a number plate from a distance of:
Please note: You will fail your driving test and the test won't continue if you can't pass the eyesight test.
The driving part of your test will last approximately 40 minutes. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving.
During your test the examiner will give you directions that you should follow. You will drive in various road and traffic conditions. You should drive in the way your instructor has trained you.
It should include:
You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.
You'll have to show how well you can reverse your vehicle. The examiner will ask you to do one of the following exercises:
Your driving test will include around 10 minutes of independent driving. It's designed to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions on your own.
If you make mistakes carry on because if it's not a serious mistake it might not affect your result. Your examiner will stop your test if they think your driving is a danger to other road users.
Your examiner will ask if you want your instructor, or another person to:
This person will usually be your driving instructor, but it could also be a relative or friend.
The examiner's supervisor may come along as well. They will be watching the examiner's performance, not yours. The supervisor won't have any say in how you're tested or in your result.
Your test may be cancelled and you could lose your fee if you don't let the examiner's supervisor go with you.