The Driving Theory and Hazard Perception Tests
The Theory Test
Consists of 50 multi-chose questions all based on the Highway Code and road safety matters. The test lasts 57 minutes and you will need to answer at least 44 questions correctly in order to pass.
The theory test is taken using a touch screen computer. Before the test begins you will have a fifteen minute practice session. During the test only one question will appear on screen at a time and you will be able to navigate backwards/forwards through the questions changing answers if necessary.
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Hazard Perception Test
This comprises of 14 video clips and is designed to measure your ability to detect hazards. Thirteen of the clips contain a single hazard and one contains two.
Both parts of the theory test must be passed on the same day and you must pass them before applying for the practical driving test. The cost for both tests is £31.00
Show Me, Tell Me Test
For this part of the test you will be required to carry out basic safety checks on your driving test vehicle. In order to pass you will need to answer two questions correctly.
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Practical Driving Test
The practical driving test last between 35-40 minutes. It requires you to show that you have a sound knowledge of the Highway Code as well as the ability to drive on various types of road and conditions.
Two slow reversing manoeuvres are tested and you may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.
To pass the test, you must not commit more than 15 minor driving faults or any dangerous or serious driving faults.
The documents you will require are:
- Both parts of your provisional licence (photocard and paper counter document) If you have the old type paper licence you will also have to bring a valid passport. No other form of photo identification will be accepted.
- Booking form or reference number.
- Theory test pass certificate (for the practical test).