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Practical Test

  • Before a practical test can be booked, you must have passed your theory test.
  • Take both parts of your provisional licence and theory test pass certificate with you to the test.
  • The practical test starts with an eyesight check – you must read a number plate that is a certain distance away. If you use driving glasses, make sure you take them with you. Failure of the eyesight test means you cannot take the remainder of the test.
  • This is followed by 2 Show Me Tell Me (vehicle safety) questions. See separate page for a full list of the questions and answers.
  • The driving part lasts for approximately 40 minutes and includes 2 of the following manoeuvres:

    -          Reversing around a corner

    -          Turn the car around in the road

    -          Reverse (parallel) park

    -          Reverse (bay) park – only at certain test centres where parking bays are available.

  • The emergency stop may be included as an addition.
  • The pass mark allows up to 15 driving faults. A serious or dangerous fault is an automatic failure.
  • The examiner will tell you immediately after your test has finished if you have passed or failed.
  • If you pass, your full licence is sent to you automatically.
  •  If you plan to use your own car for the test it must have specific manufacturer’s documentation or modifications (such as extra speedo for the examiner’s use) and be fit for purpose. For more information look on the DSA website

To book your practical test:

  • Visit the Online booking service or telephone 0300 200 1122

  • Visit the DSA online Twitter Page for more up to date information

  • The test costs £62. Some test centres provide weekend tests, but these tend to be more expensive.

  • There are test centres local to the Ryedale area in Malton, Scarborough or York.

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