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Before the practical driving test start's, your driving examiner will ask you to read the number plate on a stationary vehicle.


The distance requirement for the eyesight test using old style number plates is 20.5 metres or 20 metres if the new-style number plate is used.


Then you will be asked two questions relating to car safety & maintenance, which is known as show and tell.


The driving test last's for approximately 40 minutes, during that time your driving examiner will give you directions which you should follow.


You will be required to perform a 10 minute independent drive plus 1 manoeuvre and some candidates may be asked to carry out the emergency stop.





Practical Test


Throughout the test you should drive in the way your instructor has taught you. If you make a mistake, don't worry about it as 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. 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.



Show & Tell Independent Drive