Charlie NicoL School of Motoring

30 years promoting  Safe Driving for Life

The Practical Driving Test will last about 40 minutes.  You'll be examined on your general driving ability. Which will include independant driving.



During the Independant driving part of the test, most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav.


The examiner will provide the sat nav and set it up. You won't need to set the route-the examiner will do this for you. So, it doesn't matter what make or model of sat nav you practice with.


You can't follow directions from your own sat nav during the test - you have to use the one supplied by the examiner.


You'll be able to ask the examiner for confirmation of where you're going if you're not sure. It won't matter if you go the wrong way unless you make a fault while doing it.


One in 5 driving tests won't use a sat nav. You will follow traffic signs instead.


You'll be asked  to do one of 3 possible reversing manoeuvres:


   1.   Parrallel park at the side of the road.

   2.   Park in a bay-either driving in and reversing out, or             reversing in and driving out.

   3.   Pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for 2 car lengths and rejoin the traffic.


The examiner will ask you 2 vehicle safety questions during your driving test-these are known as show me tell me questions.


you'll be asked one tell me question at the start of your test before you start driving.


you'll be asked one show me question while you're driving for example showing how to wash the windscreen using the car controls and wipers.

Practical Test

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