The practical driving test is where all of your learning & hard work will pay off. Our experienced driving instructors will inform you once they feel you have reached a proficient level & when you feel comfortable with your skills, you will be able to apply for you test. We will guide you & provide you with the appropriate forms. Alternatively you can find them online as shown below.
Your practical driving test will last about 40 minutes. You’ll be examined on your general driving and ability to reverse your vehicle safely. One exercise will be chosen from:
- reversing around a corner
- turning in the road
- reverse parking
You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise.
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. However, if at any time your examiner considers your driving to be a danger to other road users your test will be stopped.
Your practical driving test will include approximately ten minutes of independent driving. This is designed to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions independently.
The driving test is straightforward and has been designed to see if you:
- can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions
- know The Highway Code and can show this through your driving
Where is my nearest test centre?
Our teaching is focused around the Ashford, Chertsey, Guildford, Morden, Sutton and Tolworth test centres.
How do I book my driving test?
You can book your driving test here.