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An Examiners Tale

This is the driving test explained from the examiners perspective. The examiner just wants you to be safe with a little bit of confidence. At the end of the day a way of looking at it from the examiners point of view is: would I want this person out driving on the road with me or my family. An examiner can only mark what he sees at the time.

Driving Test Faults

If you have ever wondered how an examiner marks a driving test this explains the difference between the different faults. But better than that it explains what you can do to try to influence the examiner. The best way to do this is to be ready to pass!

Driving Test Routine

Having agreed with your pupil they are ready (see Ready For Test ) this deals with test preparation and routine. Test areas: Test lasts 38-40 minutes. From any test centre you are 20 minutes in any direction for a driving test. This means an awful lot of ground can be...

Ready For Test

Make sure the pupil is ready. Can they drive without help from you Check against the test requirements Are they smooth and safe Are they aware of what is happening around them Can they handle the stress of the driving test. What are they like on a mock test Can they...

The Wheels and Tyres

Wheels and Tyres. Wheels A wheel must be strong enough to resist the many forces acting upon it but light enough to allow it to be steered. A wheel reduces friction by rolling and when 2 are used in conjunction with an axle allows the carrying of heavy load. Load is...

The Seat and Seat Belts

The Seats and Seat Belts The Seat. Proper adjustment of the car seat is fundamental to effective use of the controls. The seat along with the seat belt and headrest is critical to safety. There are two types of seat, bench and bucket. Seating is normally set facing...

The Doors and Glass

The Doors and Glass. The Doors. Provide for the entry and exit and security of your car. Some vehicles can be set up so the doors lock once the vehicle has started moving. Their shape and method of opening are part of the overall styling of the car and they are part...

The Ancillary Controls

The Ancillary Controls These help in driver comfort and the driving task. The driver’s seat adjustments are the key to effective use of these and any other controls. Not too close and not too far.  Washer and Wipers. As soon as you have a windscreen you need a...