Practical Test

Once a theory test has been passed the driving instructor can advise and assist the learner driver when to book a practical driving test. We at 17plus School of Motoring cover all aspects of the driving test, offer a friendly approach to make you relaxed, build your confidence and acquiring life changing skill and pass the practical test. 

On the day of the test you would need to show to the examiner:

  • your signed provisional driving licence including the paper part of the licence. And if your licence is not a photo licence you would be required to show an acceptable  photographic identity ID, for example your passport.
  • theory Test pass certificate
  • your appointment letter

Eye Test.
The test will include an eyesight check. You would be required to read a number plate that is at a distance of 67.5 feet (20.5 meters). If you fail this, your test will not continue and you would receive a failure certificate.

Vehicle Safety Checks.
Upon reaching you vehicle you would be asked two questions, (Show me Tell me ) relating to vehicle safety and maintenance. 

  • One of the questions would be based so that you would be required to explain (tell me how you would …?).
  • And the other would be that requires you to actually do something (show me how you would check…?)

The ability to not answer the question does not lead to failure. But if one or both questions are answered incorrectly, one driving fault will be recorded. The questions are about:

  • Under the bonnet
  • Inside the car
  • Lights
  • Tyres

If your vehicle for test is not suitable you will fail and forfeit your test fees.
Car Driving
You will then be examined on your general driving. The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving, including when you are carrying out the set exercises.  The test would also involve “planned driving”. The candidate would have to drive for about 10 minutes without the examiner providing step step instructions. The candidate would be instructed to either follow a series of directions, follow traffic signs or combination of both and the examiner may show a diagram as the where you are and where you have to get to  making a wrong turning etc would not be fatal.

The driving test will also include one particular exercise involving:

  •     Reversing around a corner
  •     Turning in the road reverse parking [either bay parking or parallel parking ]
  •     Emergency stop

The driving test is straightforward and has been designed to see if you can driver safely and demonstrate through driving knowledge of Highway Code. Some minor faults are permitted up 15 minor driving faults are allowed. However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test.

When the driving test is over, the examiner will tell you whether you passed or failed.  You can request feedback on your test from the examiner, who will then go through your performance during the test.

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