Driving test video transcript
This short film gives you advice for taking your practical driving test.
The best way to learn to drive is with a professional instructor and lots of practice. Try to get as much experience on the road as you can.
Once you and your instructor feel you are ready, you can book your driving test online at nidirect.gov.uk/motoring. You can also book by phone or post.
On the day of the test, bring both parts of your driving licence, your theory test pass certificate, your registration book and display an MOT disc if needed.
Your examiner will check your paperwork and ask you if you want someone to accompany you during the test. This is recommended.
Your test will last around 40 minutes.
You’ll be asked to read a number plate and answer some safety questions.
Out on the road you will have to complete a number of manoeuvres, including an emergency stop and a controlled stop behind a parked vehicle.
If you drive to the standard required you will pass. But, if you have more than 15 driving faults or commit a serious or dangerous fault, you will fail.
Remember, if you are well prepared you shouldn’t find it difficult.
Pass or fail, your examiner will give you feedback on your driving.
Once you pass you are legally entitled to drive unaccompanied, but you must display R plates for one year and you can’t exceed 45 miles per hour.
Remember, if you get six penalty points during the first two years after you pass, your licence will be revoked.
Statistically you are more likely to be involved in a collision within the first year of passing your test. Please don’t become a statistic.