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The driving test, including the driving theory test and hazard perception test, exists primarily as a road safety measure. It is designed to ensure all new drivers can drive safely and unaccompanied.

Although many find selecting a UK driving school & learning to drive daunting at first, with the correct preparation and driver training there is no reason why the freedom of a full UK driving license can’t be attainable to all.

Yes the driving test, including the driving theory test and hazard perception test, is detailed and in-depth. This leads some to conclude that its real aim is to fleece those taking the driving test out of their hard earned cash. However, the facts are stark!

Every year 1,000 people die in road traffic accidents involving a young driver, hence the high cost of young driver car insurance in the UK. Research shows that it takes two years from passing the driving test before a new driver’s accident liability falls by less than 50%.

Under the New Drivers Act of 1997 newly qualified drivers who receive six or more penalty points on their driving licence within two years of passing their practical driving test will have their licence revoked. To get their licence back they have to first reapply for a provisional licence, meaning that they have to drive as a learner driver until they pass both the driving theory test and practical driving test.

So be warned. The more driving practice you receive (with driving school, family or friend) the better. Driving is a skill that must be learned. Yes some people have a greater aptitude for driving than others but all learner drivers will benefit from professional driving tuition. Driving on UK roads is not an automatic right of citizenship but a privilege.

Get in as much driving practice as possible. (with driving school or family) Experience as many driving situations as you can. Drive at night, in the country and in town, on dual carriageways and in all weather conditions. This will not only help you pass the practical test but also the driving theory test and hazard perception test. Driving variety and depth should be your main objectives. This level of driving preparation and direction will not only increase your chances of passing the practical / theory tests first time but also, in the long run, save you money.

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TOP TEN REASONS WHY PEOPLE FAIL THE PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST

OBSERVATION AT JUNCTIONS : Ineffective observation and judgement

REVERSE PARALLEL PARKING : Ineffective observation or lack of accuracy

USE OF MIRRORS : Not checking or not acting on what is seen

REVERSING AROUND A CORNER : Ineffective observation or lack of accuracy

INCORRECT USE OF SIGNALS : Not cancelling or giving misleading signals

MOVING AWAY SAFELY : Ineffective observation

INCORRECT POSITIONING : At roundabouts or bends

LACK OF STEERING CONTROL : Steering too early or too late

INCORRECT POSITIONING : to turn right at junctions and in one way streets

INAPPROPRIATE SPEED : Going too slow or being hesitant.

PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST PREPARATION

You should arrive 10 minutes before your practical driving test is due to start. This will give you time to relax and calm yourself before the practical test begins. Make sure you have your photo card and counterpart together and your theory test pass certificate.

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, make sure you take them with you. Failing to produce any of these items at the test will result in failure and you will not be eligible for a refund.

When it is time for your practical test, the examiner will enter the waiting room and introduce themselves. Your papers will be checked and you will be asked to sign a declaration to say the car you are driving is insured. You can ask for your instructor to sit in the back at this stage. It is also possible that a supervising examiner will sit in the back to examine the examiner. You will then be escorted out of the room and to the car park.

Licence

You can not drive a car on UK roads until your provisional licence has been accepted and is in your possession. You must be 17 years of age for the licence to be valid (16 years old if you receive the highest rate of mobility allowance). You can apply for the provisional licence up to two months before your 17th birthday.

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Show Me Tell Me Questions Before The Test

Example 1

1. Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.

2. Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.

Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe checking of oil level against the minimum/maximum markers.

3. Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.

Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.

4. Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.

Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and checking functioning of all indicators.

5. Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.

Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.


Example 2

1. Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level.

Identify high/low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

2. Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.

Identify reservoir and explain how to check level.

3. Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.

Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

4. Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.

Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and checking functioning of all indicators.

5. Show me / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.

Example 3

1. Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.

Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe checking of oil level against the minimum/maximum markers.

2. Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.

Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

3. Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.

Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

4. Show me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working.

Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk round vehicle.

5. Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.

Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.


Example 4

1. Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level.

Identify high/low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

2. Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.

Identify reservoir, check level against high/low markings.

3. Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.

Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

4. Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.

Applying the indicators or hazard warning switch and checking functioning of all indicators.

5. Show me / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.

Example 5

1. Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.

Identify reservoir and explain how to check level.

2. Tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.

Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help.

3. Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.

4. Show me how you would check that the headlights & tail lights are working.

Operate switch (turn on ignition if necessary), walk round vehicle.

5. Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).

Check is carried out by using control.

Example 6

1. Tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.

Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help.

2. Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.

Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

3. Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.

Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

4. Show me / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.

If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.

5. Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.

Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.

Example 7

1. Tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.

Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help.

2. Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.

Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

3. Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.

4. Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.

Demonstrate by applying parking brake that when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.

5. Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).

Check is carried out by using control.