Driving Tests

The driving test lasts about 40 minutes. During this time you must demonstrate that you can drive safely and competently in a variety of road and traffic situations.

I will pick you up an hour before your test to have a warm up drive and then you will go together to the test centre about 10 minutes before your test. At the beginning of the test the examiner will check your eyesight (reading a number plate from 20m) and then ask you 2 ‘show me tell me’ questions about basic car maintenance. During the test you will be asked to complete 2 out of 3 possible manoeuvres – turn in the road, reversing around a corner and reverse park. You may also be asked to do an emergency stop.

You must be well-prepared for your driving test so that you can cope with any situation that occurs. The examiner is not looking for a ‘perfect’ drive but one which clearly shows you are a good safe driver. It is therefore important to decide together when is the best time to take your test so that you do not attempt it before you are ready. A number of mock tests are always advised leading up to the date of your test. These are with myself and i will prepare you for driving under test conditions.

You can book a driving test by phoning the DSA on 0870 010 1372 or online at


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