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Practical Test

Your driving is up to test standard now and your are ready to book your practical test with your local test DSA Centre. To book your test phone on 0300 200 1122 or you can book online here using DSA website. You can also ask your Drive Time instructor to book it for you.

The examiner will first ask you to read a number plate from a distance of 20.5 meters or 20 meters for the new style number plate. You will then be asked 2 questions to test your knowledge of basic safety checks on your vehicle. One question will be show me and the other question will be tell me. 

The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes for which you will have to demonstrate that you have reached an overall safe standard of driving with due consideration to other road users. You will be asked to carry out one reversing manoeuvre and possibly a controlled emergency stop exercise and also during your practical test the examiner will require you to drive independently for about 15-20 minutes using a Sat Nav in which you have to follow a route by using road signs or a diagram.