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Theory & Practical Driving Tests

Practical Driving Test and Official Theory test information from Anne Lenton School of DrivingThe THEORY TEST has two parts to it. The first section is a multiple choice quiz where you will have to answer 50 questions via a touch screen computer. To pass, you will need to answer at least 43 of the questions correctly. You will be given 15 minutes prior to the test to practice.

The second section of the theory test involves a hazard perception test. A video tutorial will explain the test. There will be fourteen video clips about 1 minute long each. You will have to click when you think there is a hazard that would cause you to stop/slow down. You will have to score 44 or more points to pass.

Directgov links: Book your Theory Test | Take an official practice Theory Driving Test


In the PRACTICAL TEST you will be asked to read a car registration plate to check your eyesight at 20 metres. This will be followed by two simple car maintenance questions ('show me, tell me') – view some official sample questions.

The driving test will last about 40 minutes. In order to pass the test you will need to show that you have a good understanding of various types of road and traffic conditions and that you can deal with them safely. You will be asked to perform one reversing manoeuvre - reverse park, reverse around a corner, bay parking or a turn in the road. You may also be tested for an emergency stop.

As from October 2010 the driving test includes an independent driving element. This will take around 10 minutes of the test. You will be given directions and shown a diagram of a route to follow or to follow the signs to a particular area. This will show how well you cope with reading the road direction signs, which is essential for driving on your own once you have passed the test. To pass you must complete the test with no more than 15 minor faults.

You will need to bring both parts of your provisional licence with you to the test (photo card and paper document).

Directgov link: Book your Practical Test

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