start of the Driving Test
If your taking a driving test in Liverpool and your not totally sure what will happen on the day of your test. Don’t worry ! Below is a detailed guide to help you feel totally prepared for the big day.
The examiner will introduce them self to you. He/She will check your driving licence, then they will check your eyesight and ask you a tell question.
What am I tested on?
You’ll be tested on these 5 steps:
- ‘Show me, tell me’ – vehicle safety questions
- Driving ability
- One reversing manoeuvre
- Independent driving
How long does the Driving Test last?
Normally around 40 minutes. If you’re taking an extended driving test, this will last 70 minutes.
How does the examiner mark the test
During the practical test the examiner will note any driving faults on the driving test report form (DL25). The driving faults are categorised into minor, serious and dangerous in the appropriate box. An automatic fail, would be a rseult of one isolated serious or dangerous fault and also cumulative of minor faults. Anymore than 15, will be an automatic fail too.
What causes people to fail their 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
- Parallel parking, control.
Whats the difference between an automatic and a manual driving test
The testing criteria is exactly the same for both. The only difference is post test if you pass in an automatic, your licence will be restricted, so you’ll only be able to drive automatics.
Is it easier to pass your driving test in an automatic
According to the stats, you’ll have a better chance of passing your driving test in a manual car.
Driving Test Centres in Liverpool
We cover both Driving Test centres in Liverpool, which are both listed below.
Speke Driving Test Centre - Liverpool
Norris Green Driving Test Centrel
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.