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Practical Test

The test is designed for you to demonstrate your ability to drive safely and independently in various road and traffic conditions and to show your ability to apply your knowledge of The Highway Code. 

Call: 07843627027

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Getting ready

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It is so important to feel ready, don’t rush into a test just because you want your licence

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Recap the Highway Code to refresh your memory

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Practice the manoeuvres as much as possible so you are super confident

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Ask in your lessons to recap anything you are unsure of

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Visit the test centre and be familiar with the area

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Check you have got all the necessary paperwork ready well before the day

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Don’t listen to others stories about their tests, trust your instructors guidance

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Get an early night before the test

The Test

To book
  • Phone  0300 200 1122
  • Online www.gov.uk (do not use other sites, they charge extra)
  • Cost = £23
What to take

You must take you provisional licence and theory pass certificate with you.  Without these documents your test will not go ahead.  It is a good idea to also take your booking confirmation email with you in case of an error. 

If you require glasses to read the number plate, make sure you have them with you.

Most candidates will use the driving school car, however if you wish to use your own vehicle, you must ensure it follows the rules as stated on www.gov.uk (see below)

Rules about the car

 

  • The car must:  be taxed
  • be insured for a driving test (check with your insurance company)
  • be roadworthy and have a current MOT (if it’s over 3 years old)
  • have no warning lights showing, for example, the airbag warning light
  • have no tyre damage and the legal tread depth on each tyre
  • you cannot have a space-saver spare tyre fitted
  • be smoke-free – i.e. you cannot smoke in it just before or during the test
  • be able to reach at least 62mph and have an mph speedometer
  • have 4 wheels and a maximum authorised mass of no more than 3,500 kg

(The MAM is the limit on how much the car can weigh when it’s loaded. It’ll be in the car’s handbook.)

 

Requirements (what must be fitted)

The car must:  have an extra interior rear-view mirror for the examiner

Have L-plates (‘L’ or ‘D’ plates in Wales) on the front and rear

a passenger seatbelt for the examiner and a proper passenger head restraint (not a slip-on type)

Dash cams and other cameras

You can use a camera fitted for insurance purposes, if it

Faces outside of the car and does not film inside

Does not record audio from inside the car

Eyesight

Before driving you will be required to read a number plate, in good light conditions, from 20 metres. 

If you need to wear glasses to achieve this, that is fine, but you must always wear them when driving.  Therefore if you can read it without your glasses, do so, as it will enable you to still drive if one day you are without your glasses for some reason, please note, you must still be able to read the number plate form 20 metres at that time. 

If you are unable to read the number plate your test will not continue.

Taking your test?

Here at One & All you will be supported in achieving the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to gain your full driving license, and your freedom!

 

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