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What does a driving test consists of?

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
  • You may also be asked to perform an emergency stop.
  • The test is the same for both manual and automatic vehicles and will last for around 40 minutes.
  • You’ll drive in various road and traffic conditions and the examiner will give you directions that you should follow. Driving test routes are not published, so you cannot check them before your test.
  • If you pass your driving test, the examiner will explain any faults you made, if any and give you a pass certificate. They will also ask you if you want your full licence to be sent to you automatically – give the examiner your provisional licence if you want to do this.
  • Your driving examiner’s supervisor might sit in on your test to watch your examiner’s performance. If you refuse, your test can be cancelled and you’ll have to book another test and pay again.