national driving test has been designed to see that you
can drive a road vehicle safely and that you can
demonstrate your knowledge of the Highway Code through
What will the
To begin with, you need
to successfully pass an eyesight test. Failing the
eyesight test would mean that your test can not
On passing the eyesight test you will take the Show Me /
Tell Me test. You will be asked one ‘show me' question and one ‘tell me' question. You will incur
one driving fault if one or both questions are answered
A Show Me question
might be... "Show me how you would check the
parking brake for excessive wear."
A Tell Me question
might be... "Tell me how you would check that the
brake lights are working."
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Following the show me/
tell me test your general driving will be examined and you
will be asked to complete an exercise to show how well
you can reverse your vehicle. The reversing exercise will be chosen by the examiner
from one of the
- reversing around a
- turning in the road
- reverse parking into
a parking bay
- Parallel Parking at
the side of the road
You may also be asked
to carry out an emergency stop exercise.
A standard driving test
takes around 40 minutes.
during the test?
During the driving test
the examiner will give you directions which you should
follow. Test routes are designed to be as uniform as
possible and will include a range of typical road and
traffic conditions. During the test, the examiner will
ask you to carry out set exercises.
Throughout the test you
should drive in the way your instructor has taught you.
If you make a mistake, don't worry about it, it might be
a less serious driving fault and may not affect your
result. The examiner will be looking for an overall safe
standard of driving.
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. If at any
time your examiner considers you to be a danger to other
road users your test will be stopped.
You are allowed to take
someone with you on the test, this person must be over
16 years old and cannot take any part in the test.
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