Millions of teenagers in Britain embark on their journey to “independence” every year by applying for a provisional licence, also known as a learner’s driver’s license. After you have received a valid provisional driving license, you can take your driving theory exam.
Driving Theory Test
It actually consists of two tests. You will need to pass both the driving theory and the hazard perception tests. You can fail one test but pass the other. This means you will have to take the entire test again. The type of vehicle for which you want to obtain a license will determine the questions you receive. There are many types of vehicles, so make sure you understand what your test qualifies for and which vehicles might be required in the future. A motorcycle theory test, for example, will have questions that aren’t found in any other test. The theory test is 50-question multiple-choice. You must answer at least 86% (43 questions) correctly to pass the theory test. The test is timed and the examinee has 57 minutes for each question. You have the option of skipping questions and can return to them later.
The Hazard Perception test takes place immediately after your theory test. Only the lorry or bus test is exempted from this rule. They are booked separately and taken separately. There will be 14 clips total, each showing potential hazards that could affect road conditions, pedestrians, or other road users. These are all things you might encounter while driving. There are separate versions of the hazard perception test for different vehicles. However, the pass mark for each vehicle is different. You can score as high as five points for each of the 15 hazards. It all depends on how fast you spot them. To pass, you must score at least 44 of 75. To get comfortable with the layout of the test, you can opt to practice before the actual test begins.
After passing these tests, you’ll be issued a pass certificate. To book your practical exam, you will need to have your certificate. Your theory certificate will be valid for two years from the date you pass your theory test. You will have to pass the theory test again if you fail your practical test.
The Practical Test
This practical test will allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned in your driving lessons. This test is only possible if you have passed your driving lessons. Practice makes perfect. Driving schools are a great place to improve your driving skills and prepare for the test. Others share this private practice with their family and friends.
Friends and relatives are less likely to do this because they risk losing their no-claim bonus if they get into an accident. The learner driver is not covered by their car insurance policy. If you plan to drive a friend’s or family member’s car, you should consider a learner driving insurance policy. Also known as provisional insurance, As a learner driver, this means you have unlimited access to low-cost (or even free) driving practice. The learner driver insurance policy will cover your car if the friend or family member who is teaching you does not have to be the car’s owner.
After you’ve had practice, and are confident in your driving skills you can book your practical driving test. To pass your driving test, you will need to bring some documents and a vehicle that is suitable for driving. Most learner drivers test in the instructor’s car. You can choose between an automatic or manual vehicle. You will be able to drive any vehicle you pass your test.
There will be a few mini-tests. The first is an eye exam. Next, there are two questions about vehicle safety (also known by show me, tell me). The driving portion of the test lasts 40 minutes. During this time, the examiner will observe and grade your driving skills especially in safety. You will be given directions by your examiner and will need to follow them. It is best to follow the instructions given to you by your driving instructor during practice lessons. Specific exercises will be required, such as turning on a road, reversing and reversing. You will also be required to complete some independent driving, which is intended to test your ability to safely drive while taking decisions on your own.
It is best to not let a mistake on the test affect your concentration. You might make a small error that doesn’t affect your test result. Instead, you should focus on driving safely and taking the best decisions based on what you have learned from practice sessions. If the examiner considers you to be dangerous to other road users, he/she will suspend your test. During the test, there are three types faults that will be marked you down. Maximum 15 driving errors are allowed. You will be disqualified if you do not make the maximum number of driving faults. The examiner will inform you if you passed the test and how you performed during the exam.