the Practical Driving Test
the practical test works In your practical test, you have
40 minutes to demonstrate everything you have learned in your
driving lessons. You need to show you can drive competently
and safely in all kinds of driving situations.
be asked to do two of the three reversing manoeuvres you’ve
practiced with your instructor, and possibly make an emergency
stop. You’ll also answer two vehicle safety questions, one
‘show me’ and one ‘tell me’.
pass you must complete the test with no serious faults, and
15 or less minor faults. Hope for the best and prepare for
the worst. The current national average pass rate is 43%,
so it makes sense to be as prepared as possible.
instructor will advise you when you are ready for the practical
test and help you understand the main reasons people fail.
Please listen to your instructor and agree. You’ll need to
study ‘The Highway Code’ and the ‘Theory Test’ book and CD-ROM.
Both are available to order online at the DirectGov website
or by phone on 0300 200 1122.
you fail your practical test but pass your theory you only
need to take the practical test next time within two years
of passing your theory test. Test Fees The combined theory
and hazard perception test currently costs £31 A weekday practical
test costs £62 Evening or weekend tests cost £75 Atlas Golden
Tips Read our Atlas Golden Tips to help you pass first time.
Once you have passed… … become a more confident driver with
Pass Plus. You’ll save money on your insurance too. You can
also claim £70 back if you are aged 25 or less and have passed
your test in the last 12 months.