The Driving Test

Your driving instructor will know when you are ready for the big day to take the practical driving test.

You will most probably be very nervous and feel that you will never be ready to go for the test.

The important thing to remember is that Stephen has 22 years experience as an examiner and should know when you are ready.

Trust your driving instructor... He knows better than you when you are ready...

When you arrive at your chosen testing centre take a couple of deep breaths and try to relax.  It is not the end of the world, it is your practical driving test.

Meet your examiner and greet him / her with a friendly  and positive attitude.

The following will happen next so be ready...

Before the test

  • Sign the insurance declaration
  • You will need to do an eye sight test at 20.5 m
  • You will be asked a couple of vehicle safety questions

Your test will then commence

  • Do your cockpit checks in the same manner as you where taught
  • Make sure to check if the examiner's safety belt is on.
  • The examiner will ask you to do one of the set exercises
    • left reverse
    • turn in the road
    • parking in a bay 
    • parallel park
  • During the driving test you can expect the following exercises
    • emergency stop
    • two normal stops
    • hill start
    • one angle starts

Click one the links on the right to get more information about your chosen testing centre.

As a matter of interest, and to better prepare you for the big day we have a link to the top 10 reasons for failure.
Read it and make sure you do not make the same mistakes.  If you are unsure of anything make sure to ask Stephen to explain or demonstrate the skill required before you get to the testing centre