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Passed on 9th May, Adam Bennett from Great Barr

Passed on 9th May, Adam Bennett from Great Barr

"Passed First Time"...


Passed 19th February, Jake McMorrow from Great Barr

Passed 19th February, Jake McMorrow from Great Barr

"Passed First Time"...


Passed 15th February, Liam Emanuel from Great Barr

Passed 15th February, Liam Emanuel from Great Barr

"Well Done Liam"...


Passed 15th February, Tommy Smith from Great Barr

Passed 15th February, Tommy Smith from Great Barr

"Passed First Time"...


Passed 12th February, Chirag Parmar from Great Barr

Passed 12th February, Chirag Parmar from Great Barr

"Passed First Time"...


Passed 11th December, Mitchell Prothero from Great Barr

Passed 11th December, Mitchell Prothero from Great Barr

Passed First Time !!...


Passed 22nd November, Michael Donohoe of Great Barr

Passed 22nd November, Michael Donohoe of Great Barr

Passed First Time !!...


Passed 28th June, Luke Ridout is from West Bromwich

Passed 28th June, Luke Ridout is from West Bromwich

Passed First Time !...


Passed 11th June, Bradley Chapman from Boldmere

Passed 11th June, Bradley Chapman from Boldmere

Passed First Time !...


Passed on 16th April, Sam Nellist is from Great Barr

Passed on 16th April, Sam Nellist is from Great Barr

Passed First Time...


Passed 22nd March, Chenille Smith from Great Barr

Passed 22nd March, Chenille Smith from Great Barr

Passed First Time...


Passed 22nd March, Onyx Butler is from Great Barr

Passed 22nd March, Onyx Butler is from Great Barr

Well Done Only Two Faults !!...


Passed 5th February, Aaron Heys is from Great Barr

Passed 5th February, Aaron Heys is from Great Barr

Passed First Time...


Passed 2nd February, Charlie Hawkins from Great Barr

Passed 2nd February, Charlie Hawkins from Great Barr

Passed First Time...


Passed 20th December, Stacey Lane from Great Barr

Passed 20th December, Stacey Lane from Great Barr

First Time Pass !!...


Passed 18th December, Dan Lawrence from Great Barr

Passed 18th December, Dan Lawrence from Great Barr

Well Done Only Two Faults...


Driving Tests & Information

You must obtain a full driving licence by passing the practical driving test for the type of vehicle you want to drive. Different tests are available for users of different vehicles, from car drivers, to motorcyclists and HGV drivers.

The are three seperate parts to the test: the theory test, hazard perception test and practical test.

It is necessary to pass all three parts, theory, hazard perception and practical, before a full driving licence is granted.

VERY IMPORTANT TEST BOOKING WARNING.

Some sites will make a charge for booking your test .

There is absolutely no need to pay a test booking fee.

Make sure you use the official DSA booking site.

Book Your Tests Here :  www.gov.uk/dsa




Practical Test
 
Practical Test

The Practical Test

  • You should arrive at the test centre at least 15 minutes before your test time.
  • If you arrive after the the start time, you will not be allowed to take the test and you will lose your test fee.
  • You will be asked two questions at the start of your test, you can view them by clicking Show Me/Tell Me on our menu.
The Test Consists of the Following Criteria :

  • Eyesight test
  • Checks before starting the engine
  • Using the controls
  • Moving off
  • The emergency stop
  • Road junctions, including roundabouts
  • Using the mirrors
  • Giving signals
  • Acting on signs and signals
  • Exercising care in the use of speed
  • Following another vehicle at a safe distance
  • Making progress
  • Overtaking, meeting and crossing other traffic
  • Reversing around a corner
  • Turning in the road
  • Reverse parking
  • Road positioning and lane discipline
  • Passing stationary vehicles
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Selecting a safe place to stop

1 - The Eyesight Test

You Must be able to Read a number plate with letters 79.4 mm high from a distance of 20.5 metres (about 67 feet), wearing glasses or contact lenses if you need them. You Must wear your glasses or contact lenses throughout the test, if you wore them to read the number plate.

2 - Checks Before Starting the Engine

You Must make sure all the doors are closed properly, the hand brake is on and the gearstick is in neutral. Adjust your seat and head restraint correctly, correctly adjust your mirrors, and fasten your seat belt.

3 - Using the Controls

You Must Understand the function of all the Main Controls and use them Smoothly, & Correctly.

To demonstrate this you Must :

Balance the accelerator and clutch to move away smoothly, avoid stalling the car, and Accelerate Evenly.

Choose the right gear and change in good time before  hazards.

Brake gently and in good time at all times.  Know how and when to apply the hand brake.

Hold the steering wheel at either the ten-to-two or quarter-to-three position, Steer smoothly and at the correct time to maintain a safe road position at all times.

Understand the use minor controls, such as lights, indicators, windscreen wipers and de-misters, and when they should be used.

Know the meaning of displays on the instrument panel, such as warning lights and speedometer.

3 - Moving Off

You Must Move off Safely and under Control on a level road, from behind a parked vehicle, and on a gradient uphill and downhill where practical.

You Must Use the MSM routine, and Check your Blind Spot for Traffic and Pedestrians.

You Must Use the appropriate gear, have balanced use of the accelerator, clutch, brakes, and steering at all times.

4 - The Emergency Stop

You Must Stop Promptly in the shortest possible distance, Keeping the car under control without locking the wheels or skidding, and without endangering other road users.

5 - Road Junctions, including Roundabouts

You must use the MSM routine. Position correctly and adjust your speed. Choose the correct lane where there are lane markings and in a one-way street. Watch out for motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians. Take effective observations.

You must also Read and comply with Stop signs, Give Way signs, etc, Accurately. Assess the speed of other traffic, particularly at roundabouts and when emerging form junctions.

6 - Using the Mirrors

You must use your mirrors effectively before any manoeuvre. Acting sensibly and safely on what you see.

7 - Giving Signals

You must signal to let others road users know what you intend to do. Your signals must be helpful to all other road users, including pedestrians.

Always make sure your signal is cancelled after use.

You must give signals clearly and in good time. Know how to give arm signals and when they are necessary.

8 -  Acting on Signs & Signals

You must understand road markings and traffic signs. React safely and promptly to them.  You must act properly at traffic lights. Check that the junction is safe before proceeding on a green light.

9 -  Exercising Care in the Use of Speed

You must make good progress where possible, taking account of the road width and bends, traffic conditions, weather conditions. Comply with road signs, keeping within speed limits.

You must be able to stop safely, well within the distance you can see to be clear. Keep a safe distance on wet or slippery roads.

10 -  Following others vehicle at a safe distance

You must drive at a speed so that you can stop within the distance you can see to be clear. Maintain a safe gap between you and the vehicle in front. Double the distance in bad conditions.

You must make proper use of the MSM routine. Show anticipation in your reactions to changing road and traffic conditions and your handling of the controls.

11 - Making Progress

You must make reasonable progress. Adjust your speed to the road and traffic conditions. Keep up with traffic. Emerge at junctions as soon as possible. Show confidence and judgement.

You Must gauge the type of road, the volume and type of traffic, weather conditions and your visibility at all times.

12 - Overtaking, Meeting & Crossing other traffic

When Overtaking - You must allow enough room, especially for cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders. Allow enough room to move back to the left after overtaking and avoid cutting in.

When Meeting Other Vehicles - You must meet and deal with traffic safely and confidently. Use the MSM routine. Slow down and be prepared to stop if necessary. Keep well back from an obstruction if you need to stop, so you can see ahead and will have the room to move off again.

When Crossing the path of other vehicles - You must use the MSM routine. Position correctly and adjust your speed. Watch out for oncoming traffic and stop if necessary. Watch out for pedestrians crossing at the side road.

13 -  Reversing Around a Corner

You must reverse smoothly correctly safely under control keeping reasonably close to the kerb without mounting or hitting it and without swinging out too wide. 

You must take affective all round observations throughout the manouvre to check traffic and road conditions. Look out for traffic and pedestrians. Stop in a safe position if any vehicles or pedestrians come near to where you are.

14 - Turn in the Road

You must turn your car around in the road, Smoothly Under control Making proper use of the accelerator, clutch, brakes and steering without touching or mounting the kerb.

You must take affective all round observation throughout the manouvre so you are aware of other road users. Stop in a safe position if any vehicles or pedestrians come near to where you are.

15 - Reverse Parking

You must be able to reverse into a space of about two car lengths. Park your car at the kerb safely, smoothly and under control.

You must take all-round observation. Stop reasonably close to the kerb. Do not get too close to the parked car. Do not mount the kerb.

16 -  Road Positioning & Lane Discipline

You must keep to the left when driving normally. Avoid weaving in and out between parked cars. Obey lane markings.You must select the appropriate lane in good time. Using the MSM routine.

17 -  Passing Stationary Vehicles

You must allow, if possible, the width of a car door when passing parked vehicles. You should also be looking out for car doors opening unexpectedly, vehicles pulling away, children and pedestrians stepping out between parked vehicles or off pavements.

18 - Pedestrian Crossings

You must demonstrate consideration and courtesy for pedestrians. Stop at pelican, puffin and toucan crossings if the lights are red. Give way to pedestrians at pelican crossings if the lights are flashing amber. Slow down and stop at zebra crossings if anyone is crossing or waiting to cross.

You must control your speed on approach to pedestrian crossings. Move off, after looking carefully to ensure it is safe.

19 - Selecting a Safe Place to Stop

You must stop where you will not obstruct the road or cause a hazard. Stop near to the edge of the road. Do not cause danger or inconvenience to other road users when you stop.

 
 




"Dave's Teaching Methods were Excellent & Clearly Explained..."


"I didn't expect to be actually driving myself so quickly but with Dave's Help I was driving, turning corners, and changing gears on my very first driving lesson."

Ryan Owen

"Dave was So Patient, Understanding and Flexible..."


"I was a bit wary to begin with, as my old instructor was female. But as soon as I met Dave I knew we'd get on, he is "Fab", Really Patient, and has a great Sense of Humour, it wasn't like having driving lessons, it was like we were old friends having a chat and a laugh, I Really Enjoyed the Whole Experience."

Becki Hancock

"It's Great, Now I don't have to Rely on Other People..."


"Dave's Teaching Methods were Excellent, Everything seemed So Simple. I wasn't really looking forward to learning to drive because I get so nervous. Dave made my lessons fun and I enjoyed them so much, I couldn't wait for the next."

Rebecca Radford

Theory test explained: official DVSA guide


Driving test explained: official DVSA guide


 
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