So now comes the chance to show your examiner what you’ve learned. They’ll be assessing you on your overall driving ability – including safety and your understanding of the highway-code. And before you start the test, you’ll have your eyesight tested, so make sure you bring your glasses or contact lenses of you normally wear them. Also be sure to bring both parts of your licence as well. You will also be asked two show & tell questions.
The test lasts around 40 minutes and will test how you drive in different traffic and road conditions. Our advice is to try and relax and drive how you normally drive in your lessons.
During your driving lessons with us we’ll show you how to perform a number of manoeuvres like reversing round a corner, a 3-point turn and reversing into a parking space or between 2-parked cars, and you’ll be asked to complete one of these on your test. You might also have to do an emergency stop – again we’ll give you plenty of practice goes during your lessons.
After the test’s finished, your examiner will tell you whether you’ve passed or not. They’ll base their decision on how many faults you make – less than 15 is the pass mark unless you make a serious one that’s considered dangerous or a recurring fault that could become dangerous.
And once you’ve passed – congratulations! – you’re free to drive wherever and whenever you want. So don’t forget about PassMark Wirral’s Pass Plus Course to make you an even better driver and reduce your insurance costs.
You can book you practical driving test here
Sometimes the DSA has to cancel or stop driving tests because of things like bad weather or vehicle problems. These situations are quite rare but if the examiner feels the vehicle is faulty then he will stop the test and you will not pass, or fail, and will lose the test fee. The DSA will not pay for any out of pocket expenses resulting from deffective vehicles.
The DSA does not conduct driving tests in bad light or bad weather conditions – for example, when the roads are icy. This is for your safety, and the safety of the examiner. The DSA will rearrange another test at no cost to the customer, but will not pay any other expenses.
If the DSA cancel your test at short notice, maybe an ill examiner, you may be able to claim for expenses.