3. The Practical Driving Test
The practical driving test is designed to check whether you can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions, understand the Highway Code and can demonstrate this through your driving ability.
Demonstrate the standard required and you’ll pass your driving test. There is no minimum number of lessons or hours you must practice driving before you can take your test. There is no pass or fail quotas!
To apply for your Practical Driving Test, you must already have passed your Theory Test
The driving test is 40 minutes long, and will involve at least 1 out of 4 of the following manoeuvres
- Reverse round a left hand corner,
- Turn in the road,
- Reverse into a parking bay,
- Parallel parking.
- Potentially, an emergency stop.
During the test, you are required to follow the examiners direction and also perform 10 minutes of “independent driving”, which involves following certain signs and directions, given to you by the examiner.