The Driving Theory Test

You must pass a theory test before you can take the practical part of your driving test. The theory exam is made up of two parts; the multiple choice test and the hazard perception test. At Simply the Best School of Motoring we can provide all pupils with advice on the resources and training you will need to pass the theory element of your driving test.

The Practical Driving Test

We will let you know when you are ready for your driving test and can advise on waiting times. The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving, including when you are carrying out the set exercises. You are permitted to make up to 15 minor driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test.

The test commences with an eyesight check, which requires you to read an old style number plate from 20.5 metres or 20 metres if the new-style number plate is used. You will be asked two vehicle safety check questions. You will then be examined on your general driving and on one reversing exercise. The reversing exercise will be chosen from; reversing around a corner; turning in the road; reverse parking. You will also be asked to drive independantly for a period of approximately 10 minutes following either a series of signs or diagrams provided by the examiner. You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise. At Simply the Best School of Motoring, we are not satisfied with meeting the minimum requirement, we aim to take you way above the necessary standards.

After you have passed...

Pass Plus

Newly qualified drivers are much more vulnerable than they realise. Statistics show that new drivers are more likely to have an accident within their first two years of driving than at any other time in their driving career. This voluntary course will has many benefits:
gain quality driving experience safely
become a more skilful driver
develop a positive driving style which is both enjoyable and safe
reduce the risk of being involved in an accident
save up to 30% on your insurance straight away

Please contact me to book a lesson.