Your Test Day
When you first book your Driving Test, it generally seems a long way away.As you approach the week of your test, your Driving Instructor will assess your driving to make sure you are at the required standard.
On the day of your Driving Test the Instructor will arrive 90 mins. before the start of your test. The first thing the Instructor will do is to check you have the required documentation.These will be;
Driving License. This must include the paper counterpart, and a valid passport, if it is the old style paper license.
Theory Pass Certificate. If you can find it.
Test Appointment Letter. If you can find it.
Exemption Certificate. If you are exempt from wearing the seat belt.
On the way to the car, the Instuctor will check you are able to read, or write down a car number plate from 20.5 m.
A short briefing will follow to explain the pre-test drive. The emphasis will be on preparation for the test, rather than driving many miles. You will practice the manoeuvres and the emergency stop. Your Instructor will also go through the Show me, tell me, questions with you.
Shortly before the test is due to begin, you will park up and have a chat about the test with your Instructor. The instructor will endeavor to calm your nerves, so you can go into your test as comfortable and as confident as possible.
When the Examiner calls your name, he/she will check your Driving License and any of the other documents they require. On the way to the car the Examiner will test your eyesight with the number plate from 20.5 m.
You may then be required to open the bonnet of the car, for the TWO Show me/ Tell me questions.
Once in the car, the Examiner will give you a short briefing on the test. It is important that you listen to this briefing carefully, as it will help you to know what the Examiner requires.
During the Driving Test you will be asked to perform ONE of the set manoeuvres. You may also be asked to do the Emergency Stop.
If at anytime you are unsure about an instruction the Examiner has given, then ask a question. The examiner is quite happy to confirm the instruction.
You will also be asked to drive independently. This will mean following multiple directions with a diagram or following directions by road signs for approximately 10 mins. Do not worry if you get lost, the Examiner will direct you back on course and it will not count against you.
When you return from your test the Examiner will tell you the result and de-brief you on any errors you may have committed. Upto 15 minor errors are allowed, but NO serious or dangerous faults. You will be offered the chance to have your Instructor present at the de-brief.
Whatever the result of your Driving Test, the Instructor will drive you home.
Remember, you have the best chance of passing your Driving Test if you have prepared properly.
Below is a video link explaining more about the Driving Test.
If you want a chat about the Driving Test, then please ring;
Ask for Dave