Simon's Driving School North Devon will help you to pass your Theory and Practical Driving Tests so that you can get motoring and tear up your "L" Plates!
Here is a guide to the Driving Standards Agency Driving Tests >>> Click here.
The Theory Driving Test
The driving test comes in two parts before you take your Practical Test you must pass your Theory Test.
The Theory Test part is fifty questions with multiple choice answers. Some questions may require more than one answer. You will normally sit at a computer terminal at the theory test centre and click the mouse or touch the screen on the answer(s) you think are correct.
Don’t worry if your not computer minded as the adjudicator will show you how it all works. You will need to get 43 questions correct to pass this part of the test.
You will get nearly 1 hour to answer these questions so do not rush, take your time to read the questions carefully.
After you have done the question part you will then have a short break and begin the hazard perception part of the test. You will be shown 14 one minute videos and in each video you will be clicking the mouse as you see a hazard developing. Remember it is as the hazard is developing.
One of the videos has two hazards which you will be marked on. So there are 15 hazards each worth a top score of 5 points. So if you were to get everyone correct you would score 75 points. However to pass this part of the test you will only need to score 44 points.
Don't let any of this worry you as I will make sure you are ready to take the test and you can practice for free online at the gov.uk website by >>> clicking here.
Please also see the Driving Standards Authority official guide to passing your theory
test by >>> clicking here.
Also please see the DSA - The official DSA guide to hazard perception by >>> clicking here.
You can also purchase various PC, DVD and guide books from Amazon.co.uk
Mock Driving Test
I recommend taking a Mock Driving Test with me when you are ready, this is a trial run before the real test and it will enable us to see any areas we need to practice.
The Practical Driving Test
The practical car driving test would take place at a Driving Standards Agency appointed test centre and depending where you live you would normally choose the one that is closest to you.
In Barnstaple it is at Unit 1a, Benning Court, off Riverside Road, Pottington, Barnstaple, EX31 1QN.
For Barnstaple driving test routes >>> click here.
On the day of your practical driving test you will need to bring along the following with you:
Counterpart Driving Licence
Photo card of your Driving Licence
Theory Test pass certificate
Driving Test booking confirmation from DSA
You need to be able to read a number plate from 20.5 metres (about 67 feet)
The practical driving test will last at least 45 minutes
The practical driving test will include Show and Tell
You will be ask to carry out at least one manoeuvre: Turning in the road, Left reverse round the corner, Parallel parking, Bay parking, Control stop.