The Practical Driving Test
The practical driving test is 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 ability
As long as you show the standard required, you’ll pass your driving test.
There’s no minimum number of lessons you must have or hours you must practice driving before you take your test. There are no pass or fail quotas.
The test is taken from a DSA test centre and lasts for about 45 minutes.
You must take your:
- driving licence
- theory test certificate
The test starts with an eye test, where the examiner will ask you to read a number plate at 20 metres.
Then he will ask you two show me tell me questions.
Then you will be asked to drive for about 40 minutes, including 10 minutes of independent driving.