You will learn how to drive and manoeuvre a vehicle safely and competently to the standards expected
to enable you to pass your driving test confidently and become a SAFE driver for life.
- Are you lacking confidence with any part of your driving ability?
- Are you nervous or apprehensive in certain driving situations?
- Perhaps road markings or signs appear confusing?
Book an assessment/improvement training session to get advice
and guidance to become a more positive and confident driver.
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Book a refresher training session to help re-gain confidence in driving and make your return to driving a safe and happy experience.
THE NEW DRIVING TEST
The driving test changed on December 04th 2017. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they need to help them through a lifetime
of safe driving.
- Independent driving will increase to 20 minutes
- The independent driving part of the test will now last for around 20 minutes, roughly half of the test.
- Following directions from a sat nav
During the independent driving part of the test, most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav.
They’ll be able to ask the examiner for confirmation of where they’re going if they’re not sure. It won’t matter if they go the wrong way, unless they make a fault while doing it.
One in 5 driving tests won’t use a sat nav. The pupil will need to follow traffic signs for around 20 minutes instead.
- Reversing manoeuvres have been changed.
The pupil will be asked to do one of the following.
- Parallel park at the side of the road
- Park in a bay- either by driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out (the examiner will say which one)
- Pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for 2 car lengths and rejoin the traffic. The manoeuvre can be done during the independent part of the test.
- The “reverse around a corner” and “ turn-in -the -road” manoeuvres are no longer part of the test, but will still be taught to pupils.
- Answering the “show me “ “tell me” questions
- The examiner will ask the “show me” question (where the pupil shows how they’d carry out a safety task) while driving. For example the
examiner might ask the pupil how to wash the windscreen using the car controls and wipers. The “show me “ question can be asked during the
independent driving part of the test.
- The “tell me” question (where the pupil explains how they’d carry out a safety task) will still be asked at the start of the test, before the pupil starts driving.
- The “show me” “tell me” questions can be found by visiting
The pass mark is staying the same. So, the pupil will pass if they make no more than 15 driving faults and no serious or dangerous faults.
The length of the test will stay the same at around 40 minutes The cost will also stay the same