Practical Test

It's time to put your driving skills to the test!

After checking your licence and ID, the examiner will conduct an Eyesight Check. You must be able to read a car number plate from a distance of 20.5 metres, (non english-speakers may write down the number plate on a piece of paper).


Grab those keys!

You will then be asked two Show Me / Tell Me questions before the driving begins!

The test will last approximately 40 minutes, and will include at least 2 out of the 3 manoeuvres you will have learned (i.e. Turn in the Road, Reverse Parking, and Reverse around a Corner). You may also be asked to perform an Emergency Stop.

You are allowed to make up to 15 minor driving faults, but no major fault, which the examiner considers to have been either dangerous or potentially serious. Don't worry, your instructor will guide you through it!

For more information, or to book a Practical Test online www.direct.gov.uk, or ring the DSA on 0300 200 1122 with debit or credit card details to hand.