Getting Ready to Take Your Driving Test
When you are ready to take the Practical Test, you can book your test online.
Your A Roads Driving Instructor will let you know when to apply, when your skills have reached the correct standard to ensure you have the best chance of passing.
On the day of your Practical Test your A Roads Driving Instructor will make sure that you arrive in plenty of time to ensure you can get yourself settled and calm. Before taking your test, you will be nervous, but this is to be expected. The Driving Test is straightforward and has been designed to see if you can drive safely in different road conditions and that you have learned your highway code.
At The Test Centre
You will sit in the Test Centre with your your A Roads Driving Instructor, waiting for your examiner to call your name.
the Practical Driving Test
When the Practical DrivingTest begins, you will have 40 minutes to demonstrate everything you have learned in your driving lessons with A Roads Driving School Cornwall.
You will be asked if you wish to have your instructor with you in the car, at A Roads Driving School we encourage this, as you Driving Instructor will be able to see first hand any issues that arise.
You need to show you can drive competently and safely in all kinds of driving situations. The ‘reverse around a corner’ and ‘turn-in-the-road’ manoeuvres will no longer be tested, but you will still be taught them by your A Roads Instructor.
You’ll be asked to do one of 3 possible reversing manoeuvres:
The examiner will ask you 2 vehicle safety questions during your driving test - these are known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions.
You’ll be asked the:
Your Driving Test includes 20mins of Independent Driving
As of the 4th Dec 17, this part of the test has been made longer, so it’ll now last around 20 minutes - roughly half of the test. During this time most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav.
The examiner will provide the sat nav (a TomTom Start 52) and set it up. You won’t need to set the route - the examiner will do this for you. So, it doesn’t matter what make or model of sat nav you practise with.
You can’t follow directions from your own sat nav during the test - you have to use the one supplied by the examiner.
You’ll be able to ask the examiner for confirmation of where you’re going if you’re not sure. It won’t matter if you go the wrong way unless you make a fault while doing it.
One in 5 driving tests won’t use a sat nav. You’ll need to follow traffic signs instead.
There are 3 types of faults you can make:
· a dangerous fault - this involves actual danger to you, the examiner, the public or property
· a serious fault - something potentially dangerous
· a driving fault - this isn’t potentially dangerous, but if you keep making the same fault, it could become a serious fault.
When you return to the Test Centre car park you will be informed whether you have passed or failed.
What happens after the test has finished?
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