20 things you need to know
about A driving test
If your about to book and take a practical driving test, continue reading, as we have put together a step by step guide to everything you need to know about your forthcoming driving test.
You’ll be tested on these 5 steps:
- ‘Show me, tell me’ – vehicle safety questions
- Driving ability
- One reversing manoeuvre
- Independent driving
Normally a driving test will last around 40/45 minutes depending on traffic and sometimes the route the driving examiner takes you on.
If you’re taking an extended test, then this must last for at least 70 minutes.
During the practical test the examiner will note any driving faults on the driving test report (DL25) which is attached to their electronic tablet. The driving faults are categorised into minor, serious and dangerous in the appropriate box. An automatic fail, would be a result of one isolated serious or dangerous fault and also cumulative of minor faults. Anymore than 15, will be an automatic fail too.
One you’ve completed the test, the examiner will verbally explain your result to you and then the report will be emailed over to you, with guidance on where to improve if any faults where recorded on your driving test.
Below we have listed the top 10 faults recorded, of all driving tests taken in the UK in the last year.
- Observations at junctions
- Mirrors when changing direction
- Steering control
- Junctions turning right
- Move off safely
- Response to traffic lights
- Move off control
- Position normal driving
- Response to road signs and road markings
- Control – parallel parking
How many driving test centres are in Liverpool?
There’re two centres in Liverpool. Norris Green’s is located in north Liverpool. Speke’s centre is located in south Liverpool.
Speke driving Test Centre
Norris green Test centre
Top tips to help you pass first time
Below we’ve listed what we would regard as our 4 key steps. By following the steps correctly should give you a realistic chance of passing your driving test on the first attempt.