The Driving Test

The driving test is around 40 minutes long including the eyesight check and the show me tell me questions. You will be asked one question at the beginning of the test and one on the move.


The independent part of the driving test lasts around 40 minutes and you will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav. The examiner will set this up for you.  1 out of every 5 tests will be asked to follow direction signs and you are allowed to ask the examiner if you are not sure of where you are going when following the sat nav or signs and don’t worry if you go the wrong way providing it’s safe.

The manoeuvres consist of you being asked to carry out one of the following:-Bay parking which is reversing into a bay and driving out or driving in and reversing out, parallel park or pulling up on the right and reversing for two car lengths.  You may also be asked to carry out the emergency stop. Check out driving test videos for more details