The Practical test

The practical driving test is designed to see if you can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions and know the Highway Code and can show this through your driving ability. The test lasts 35-40 minutes. As long as you show the standard required, you’ll pass your driving test.

(You’ll need to have passed your driving theory test before taking your practical test).

Take a look at the video below for more information.

Be prepared!

Take a look at the DVSA YouTube channel for more guidance and information.

The current national average practical pass rate is around 43%, so it makes sense to be as prepared as possible. I will advise you when you are ready for the practical test and help you understand the main reasons people fail.

You’ll need to study ‘The Highway Code’, ‘Theory Test’ book and CD-ROM.

If you fail your practical test, but pass your theory, you need only sit the practical next time.

You can check the current test charges here.

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