Driving Test & Info

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The United Kingdom driving test is a test which drivers must pass to obtain a driving licence. Different tests are available for users of different vehicles, from car drivers to motorcyclists and HGV drivers. The test is into three parts.

The theory test.

hazard perception test and a practical test.

It is necessary to pass all three parts, theory, hazard perception and practical.

The full driving licence is granted.

VERY IMPORTANT TEST BOOKING WARNING.

Some sites will make a charge for booking your test. There is absolutely no need to pay a test booking fee. Make sure you use the official DSA booking site. Or Let us Book it for you.

New Driving Test from 4th December
New Driving Test from 4th DecemberFind out how the driving test will work from 4 December 2017. Changes to include following directions from a sat nav, changes to manoeuvres, ‘show me, tell’ questions and more

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT THE NEW TEST

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The Driving Theory Test

The THEORY test is a computer-based multiple choice exam. It is very simple to understand and needs no previous computer experience.  We recently had a lady 68 years young who passed with maximum marks and loved the whole experience.

The HAZARD PERCEPTION. This is computer-based. It is designed to test reaction to developing situations on the road. This is something that you will learn starting with your 1st practical lesson.

If you have access to a computer. There are a number of excellent software programs available to prepare for both tests.
Full guidance and support will be given in conjunction with your practical lessons.

The nearest test centre for this area is based in Taunton and the current test fee is £31.00

What Is The Theory Test?

The theory test consists of two parts;

1) 50 Multiple Choice Questions

2) Hazard Perception Test comprising 14 video clips, each clip lasting around a minute. You will find a total of 15 hazards.

To pass both multiple choice and hazard perception parts. They are the same test appointment to attain an overall pass. Should you pass one part, but fail the other. You will need to book another appointment. To take both elements of the test again.

The test is completed under exam conditions in a dedicated Theory Test centre. Entirely on a touch screen computer (you have the choice of utilizing a mouse should you prefer!). Headphones will have to be used throughout the entire test.

A voiceover may be requested where the questions and answers are automatically read out to help individuals with reading difficulties, or for whom English isn’t their first language.

Who has to take a Theory Test?

If you’re learner driver you will take and pass your theory test before you book your practical test. If you currently have a driving licence you might not have to take another theory test in order to start driving a different vehicle…

UK Licence Holders – you have to take a theory test if you want a licence for a new group of the vehicle, for example, for those who have a car licence and you also want a motorcycle licence you will have to take a theory test. If, however, you would like to upgrade within a vehicle category you will not normally have to take a theory test, for instance, for those who have a fully automatic car licence and you also want a manual car licence you won’t have to take a theory test. It’s your responsibility to ensure you possess the correct licence for the vehicle you’re driving

 

Theory Test Video
Theory Test Video DVSA guide to what happens during the theory test and what it takes to pass it – including the multiple-choice question and hazard perception parts.

 CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT THE THEORY  TEST

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT THE HAZARD PERCEPTION TEST

Foreign Licence Holders

EEA Countries – In the event you hold a valid Community licence and you’re simply visiting the United Kingdom. You can drive any vehicle so long as your licence remains valid. For the vehicle you intend to drive is shown on your licence.

Non-EEA Countries – Should you hold a full driving licence issued outside the EEA it might be possible. To change it for an equivalent British licence. You need to contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to discover if you are able to exchange your foreign licence.

In the event you cannot exchange your foreign licence you will need to apply for a British provisional licence and take a theory and practical test

Show Me Questions
Show Me QuestionsHere is the DVSA Video on the new “Show Me” Questions coming into effect for the new Driving Test 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Click here for a Link to the whole document from the DVSA

Tell Me Questions
Tell Me Questions Here is the DVSA Video about the “Tell Me” Questions which form part of the DVSA Driving Test from 4th December

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE “TELL ME” QUESTIONS