Once our instructors feel that you have reached the required standard to pass the driving test he/she will ask you to book your test.

Your driving test will consist of three parts:

Eyesight Test

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Safety Questions

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Driving Ability

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The test will last for approximately 47 minutes and the examiner will be checking that your driving is up to an overall safe standard (see phase 3). The examiner will be marking a form called a DL 25. During the test you will be allowed to commit a maximum of 15 minor driving faults (16 or more will result in failure) but you will not be allowed to commit any serious or dangerous faults.

During the test the examiner will ask you to do one out of a possible four maneuvers and you may also be asked to do an emergency stop.Your test will also contain 10 minutes of independent driving. Independent driving consists of you having to follow traffic signs, a series of directions or a combination of both. It doesn't matter if you don't remember every direction, or if you go the wrong way, that can happen to the most experienced drivers. Independent driving is not a test of your orientation and navigation skills. Driving independently means making your own decisions, this includes deciding when it's safe and appropriate to ask for confirmation about where you're going.

Despite what you may have been told the examiners do NOT have pass rates. Remember it is not personal it is their job, they are not affected either way whether you pass or fail. (If you don't commit an error they cannot fail you)

The key to passing your test is to prepare properly and you have made the perfect first step by choosing the Ministry Of Driving to help you do that. Once your test is complete the examiner will tell you whether you have passed or failed. He will then offer you feedback on your performance and ask if you would like your instructor present. The driving test is a highly stressful situation so therefore we strongly recommend that you do request your instructor for the de-brief as often clients do not understand or forget what they have been told.