Understanding the Practical Driving Test
The practical driving test is a crucial part of getting a driving licence in the UK, assessing your capability to drive a vehicle in accordance with traffic rules.
The test is divided into several parts, including an eyesight check, ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions, general driving ability, reversing your vehicle, and independent driving.
The practical test typically lasts around 40 minutes. It is key to understand that the examiner is not trying to make the test unnecessarily difficult.
Rather, they just want to ensure that you can drive safely and confidently. If you pass, you will receive a pass certificate and your full driving licence will be sent to you.
When using your own car for the practical driving test, it’s essential to be thoroughly familiar with all its controls and features. Regardless of whether your car is a manual, automatic or semi-automatic, it is necessary to be comfortable with its operation.