Instructor Notes

The Driving Test

The Driving Test For most people the driving test is a fairly unique experience. One of the things that makes it unique is being examined and marked as you actually do the test. If you remember when you were doing your exams at school, when the teacher looked over...

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...

Overseas Pupils

The language: A driving test candidate must have enough English for safe driving. In effect this makes the driving test a English test as well. Interpreters are no longer allowed The Theory test must also be done in English This could be the difference between: Pull...

DVSA Show Me Tell me Questions: The engine

DVSA Show Me Tell me Questions: The engine

Your practical driving test isn’t just about the physical act of driving. Before you even get in the car you’ll be asked some questions which we call Tell Me questions. You’ll be asked one Tell Me question before you start driving and one Show Me questions when you’re...

DVSA Show Me Tell Me Questions: On the move

Welcome to Part 4 of the Show Me, Tell Me questions. Remember, your practical driving test isn’t just about the physical act of driving. Before you even get in the car you’ll be asked some questions which we call Tell Me questions which you can see below. You’ll be...