YOUR DRIVING TEST
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your practical driving test
The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving, including when you are carrying out the set exercises. You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test.
What will the test include?
The test will include an eyesight check (if you fail this, your test will not continue). The eyesight test requires you to read a number plate that is a certain distance away. For more information about the eyesight check please use the 'Driving eyesight requirements' link below.
After the eyesight test you will be asked two vehicle safety check questions. You will then be examined on your general driving and on two reversing exercises. The reversing exercises will be chosen from:
- Reversing around a corner
- Turning in the road
- Parallel parking
- Bay parking
You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise.
Eyesight requirements can be found here.
BOOKING YOUR TEST
or telephone 0300 200 1122 + option 1 for booking theory test
or telephone 0300 200 1122 + option 2 for booking driving test
£23 Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends and Bank Holidays
Abridged Theory Test
£18 Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends and Bank Holidays
£75 Evenings, Weekends and Bank Holidays
For further information on pricing please visit the DVLA test fees page.
FINDING YOUR LOCAL TEST CENTRE
Please visit the Deprtment for Transport website to find your neaest test centre.