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1: Theory Test

All Lendrum’s Driving School clients will have FREE access to an excellent resource to help pass the Theory and Hazard Perception test. We have linked up with Driving Test Success, supplier of an application that can be accessed on a home computer, tablet or smart phone. The Application has access to all theory questions from the DVSA and all Hazard clips. You can take mock tests as run on the day of your test. We believe in offering quality to our clients and this application will help you pass first time. Ask your driving instructor once you have started your driving lessons.

To pass the Driving Theory Test you will need to answer 50 multiple choice questions in 57 minutes. This is done on a computer at a dedicated test centre in the local area. To pass, you must get at least 43 of the questions right.

The test addresses subjects like driver’s attitude, traffic signs and regulations, the effects of alcohol, drugs and fatigue and vehicle safety.

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2: Hazard Perception Test (HPT)

The Hazard Perception Test is done at the same time as the Theory Test. You will be required to watch 14 short film clips and identify 15 hazards.

Here are some quick facts about the test:

  • Each hazard will require you to take some form of action such as change speed or direction which is done by clicking the left or right mouse button
  • You will only be able to see the film clip once
  • You will be marked on the number of hazards that you correctly identify
  • Each hazard is marked from one to five. The sooner you see the hazard the higher your score
  • If you randomly click the mouse button then you will receive a zero score
  • You must score 44 out of a possible 75 to pass the Hazard Perception Test

Note: You will have to pass both the Theory and the Hazard Perception Tests before you are able to book the practical test.

3: Practical Driving Test

You can book your practical test once you have passed both the Theory and Hazard Perception Tests.

What happens in the Practical Driving Test?

The Practical Driving Test will last about 45 minutes and involves the following:

  • Eyesight check
  • Vehicle safety questions known as “Show Me, Tell Me.”
  • Driving at varying speeds and condition of roads
  • One reversing exercise (Reversing into a parking bay, Reverse out of a parking bay, parallel parking or pull up on the right-side of the road and reverse
  • 20 minutes of independent driving

Throughout the driving test the examiner will be looking for evidence that you have reached an overall safe standard of driving. There will be no surprises and the examiner will not try to catch you out, they will be assessing your general driving skills and your ability to carry out one of the four set manoeuvres. We make sure that you practice all of these manoeuvres during your lessons and have the skills necessary to perform them with confidence.

How many driving faults am I allowed?

You can make up to 15 minor driving faults and still pass the test, but 16 or more minor faults results in a fail. Also, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault, regardless of how many minor faults you commit, you will have failed to reach the required driving standard.

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Our friendly and experienced instructors can guide you through all of the stages of passing your driving test from tips on theory test questions to easy to follow steps for the reversing manoeuvres. Give us a call to find out more.

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