Practical Test

Practical Test

Although the thought of taking your driving test is quite exciting and we see it as the final hurdle to overcome in order to obtain our freedom, we must not fall into the trap of thinking that the examiner is someone to be feared and is trying to catch us out, or that we must drive better on the test day than ever before, because neither is true.

The fact is the hard work is done every time you come out on lessons, week in week out, and each lesson is another piece of the jigsaw that makes you a good, safe and competent driver. So if you've covered and practiced the subjects, read and understood the theory, you'll be ready to take the driving test and prepared for the open road. So, in fact you should drive no differently on your driving test to the way that you drive on your lessons.

The driving test normally lasts for about 40 minutes and you will be asked to carry out one of the manoeuvres, maybe an emergency stop and the test will also include a 10 minute period of independent driving. At the end of the test, the examiner will inform you of the result.

When your driving has reached the required standard we will discuss and plan when your driving test should be booked.