A practical driving test will last for a duration of about 40 to 45 minutes. These test are carried out at a driving test centre and conducted by a DVSA examiner. Before you can take a practical test, you’ll need to pass the driving theory test questions & hazard perception test.
The examiner will be looking to see how well candidates can drive on different types of road and in various traffic situations. You should also apply the Highway Code and safe routines to your driving abilities.
Driving test contain the following parts :
- Eyesight check
- Vehicle safety questions also referred to as the ‘Show me, Tell me‘ section.
- Driving ability
- Independent driving
- You could also be asked to demonstrate an emergency stop.
Practical Test Pass Mark
To pass the driving test you should make no more than 15 driving faults along the way. However, you should also avoid committing any driver faults which the examiner deems to be serious or dangerous.