PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST MILTON KEYNES
Are you ready for your practical driving test Milton Keynes?
Let us run through what will happen. During your driver training, you will have the chance to prepare thoroughly for the driving test in Milton Keynes, and maybe try a few ‘mock driving tests.’ These will prepare you for what it will be like on the day of your driving test, but everyone still gets the ‘butterflies’ walking through the test centre doors!
Before you can take the practical test, you must have passed the Theory Test.
The Driving Test Formalities.
- Examiner will check your licence.
- Ask you to sign the declaration on the test report sheet.
The examiner will ask you to lead the way to your vehicle.
You will be invited to read a vehicle number plate from 20.5 metres away. If you cannot read the number plate, the test will be cancelled immediately and deemed not fit to take a driving test.
You will need to answer two vehicle safety questions. These are also known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions.
The examiner will ask you one ‘show me’ question, where you’ll have to show them how you would carry out one of 7 in car operations whilst you are driving. You’ll also be asked one ‘tell me’ question, where you would have to explain to the examiner what you would do. This will be done at the start of your test before you drive off.
For example, the examiner might ask you to identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell them how you would check the windscreen washer level.
If you give the wrong answer to one or both questions, you will be given one minor driving fault on the test sheet. Also, YOU cannot fail your driving test for getting a question wrong.
Your Test Of Driving Ability.
The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes. Throughout the test, your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving. During your test, the examiner will give you directions which you should follow. You will drive in various road and traffic conditions. You should drive the way you normally do on lessons –
Examiners will ask if you would like your instructor to there with you on the test –
The examiner may ask you to do an emergency stop. The practical driving test Milton Keynes includes a reverse exercise.
The examiner will choose one reverse from:
- Park up on the right-hand side of the road and reverse back 2 car lengths
- Reverse parking into a bay or forward parking into a bay
- Parallel parking
Your driving test will include a section of independent driving. Designed to assess ability in decision making during a 20-minute drive. That will either be the use of a Satnav or following road signs. One in five driving tests will do the follow road signs and four out of five will do Satnav on the driving test.
If you make a mistake, don’t worry about it as it might be a less serious driving fault and might not affect your result. However, if the examiner thinks your driving to be a danger to other road users, they could stop your test.
The Driving Test Result.
When your practical driving test Milton Keynes has ended, you can call your instructor over if they didn’t go with you on your test. That is so they can listen to the result and feedback with you.
The examiner will tell you whether you passed or not and give you useful feedback as to how you did on the test –
Three types of marking faults:
- A dangerous error –
This involves actual danger to you, the examiner, the public or property
- A serious error –
This could potentially be dangerous
- A driving fault –
(Minor Fault) these faults are not dangerous or serious
You can make as many as 15 driving faults but still pass the test. Amount 16 or more driving faults. As a result, you won’t pass your test. If you make one serious or dangerous fault. Therefore you won’t pass your test.
If you pass your test, the examiner will give you a pass certificate. It will take around 21 working days for a new full licence to arrive. Once you have passed your test you can start driving straight away –
A most noteworthy thing is to remember to contact your insurance provider if you are already insured on a car so you can change your status to a qualified driver, and premiums may increase due to this.
We hope this will help you in your upcoming practical driving test Milton Keynes.
Take a look at our Pre-test tips to help guide you along the way for what you need to do to pass your driving test once you become test ready.