The Practical driving test takes about 40 minutes to complete and during this time you will be assessed by a DVSA examiner.
They will be assessing your driving ability to ensure that you are safe and competent to be able to drive on your own. Your eyesight will be assessed to ensure that you fulfil the DVLA minimum requirement to read a vehicle registration plate from a distance of 20.5 metres (67ft).
You will be asked 2 questions from the Show me/ Tell me vehicle safety check question bank. Your test will involve driving in various road and traffic situations. You will also be asked to demonstrate your ability to complete 1 of the 4 manoeuvres you have been taught.
You will possibly be asked to demonstrate an emergency stop. There will be a 10 minute phase of independent driving on your test where you will either be asked to follow directional road signs or to follow a short list of directions (displayed on a diagram).
The local driving test centres that AMF driving instructors cover are:
When your DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) informs you that you are driving at the correct standard to be successful on test then the following methods will enable you to book your Practical Driving Test: Telephone: 0300 200 1122
To book your practical test you will need to be in possession of the following information:
- Provisional driving licence number
- Theory test certificate number
- ADI registration number
- £62 (as of June 2014) (Payment to be made either by debit or credit card)
- Valid email address