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The United Kingdom driving test is a test which drivers must pass to obtain a driving licence. Different tests are available for users of different vehicles, from car drivers, to motorcyclists and HGV drivers.
The test is separated into three distinct parts: the theory test, hazard perception test and practical test.
It is necessary to pass all three parts, theory, hazard perception and practical before a full driving licence is granted.
VERY IMPORTANT TEST BOOKING WARNING.
Some sites will make a charge for booking your test!
There is absolutely no need to pay a test booking fee!
Make sure you use the official DVSA booking site!
The Theory Test
The THEORYTESTis a computer based multiple choice exam, it is very simple to understand and needs no previous computer experience..
The HAZARD PERCEPTIONpart of the test is also computer based and is designed to test your reaction to developing situations. This is something that you will learn starting with your 1st practical lesson.
If you have access to a computer, there are a number of excellent software programmes available to prepare for both tests.
Full guidance and support will be given in conjunction with your practical driving lessons.
The nearest test centre for this area is Gloucester and the current test fee is £31.00
What Is The Theory Test?
The Theory test consists of two parts:
1) 50 Multiple Choice Questions
2) Hazard Perception Test comprising 14 video clips, each clip lasting around a minute. You will find a total of 15 hazards.
You have to pass both multiple choice and hazard perception parts at the same test appointment to attain an overall pass.
Should you pass one part, but fail the other, you will need to book another appointment to take both elements of the test again.
The test is completed under exam conditions in a dedicated Theory Test centre entirely on a touch screen computer (you have the choice of utilizing a mouse should you prefer!). Headphones will have to be used throughout the entire test.
A voiceover may be requested where the questions and answers are automatically read out to help individuals with reading difficulties, or for whom English is not their first language.
Who has to take a Theory Test?
If you are learner driver you have to take and pass your theory test before you book your practical test. If you currently have a driving licence you might not have to take another theory test in order to start driving a different vehicle...
UK Licence Holders - you have to take a theory test if you want a licence for a new group of vehicle, for example, for those who have a car licence and you also want a motorcycle licence you will have to take a theory test. If, however, you would like to upgrade within a vehicle category you will not normally have to take a theory test. For instance, for those who have a full automatic car licence and you also want a manual car licence you won’t have to take a theory test. It’s your responsibility to ensure you possess the correct licence for the vehicle you are driving.
Foreign Licence Holders:
EEA Countries - In the event you hold a valid Community licence and you are simply visiting the United Kingdom, you can drive any vehicle so long as your licence remains valid. The correct full entitlement for the vehicle you intend to drive must be shown on your licence.
Non EEA Countries - Should you hold a full driving licence issued outside the EEA it might be possible to change it for an equivalent British licence. You need to contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to discover if you are able to exchange your foreign licence.
In the event you cannot exchange your foreign licence you will need to apply for a British provisional licence and take a theory and practical test.
Driving Lessons Driving Schools Driving Instructors in Gloucester.
My 1st Lesson Experience...
""I started driving lessons in South Africa about 10 years ago, but only had a few, never having been behind the wheel since until.......
Fast forward to 2013 and now having a growing family, I knew that having the ability to drive is an essential part of our lives.
I was extremely nervous during the days leading up to my first driving lesson, but upon meeting my driving instructor Mike, I knew that I was in safe hands. I was still very anxious and lacking in self-confidence, but he helped me overcome my fear of traffic on the open roads, with constant encouragement, brilliant teaching techniques, patience....and made me feel relaxed."
Tammy Mahoney, Gloucester
Mike is so easy to get along with and I really enjoyed my lessons...
"Mike Williams was my instructor, and a good one he was! I started with Mike when he was with a national driving school, and stuck with him when he left, and staying with Mike was a very good idea. He would tell you instructions, how we would understand. If I did something wrong he would tell me and make me do it untill I did it perfect. That helped me alot, he wouldnt let me give up on anything I was stuck on! It was never awkward when I was taking my lessons, we would always have a chat and a laugh! Mike is so easy to get along with and I really enjoyed my lessons. He would always encourage me which was a great help, kind of miss my lessons now!"
Libby Cookson, Gloucester
His teaching methods were brilliant!
"I had my driving lessons with Mike Williams, as he was recommended to me for which I was glad. I would most definitely highly recommend him as a Driving Instructor.
He is friendly, so easy to talk to and teaches you so well that you learn faster but properly, saving you money. His teaching methods were brilliant! I learnt quickly and could afford to do so as his prices are so great!
It wasn't long before I was taking my Test feeling really confident, and passed 1st time, with only 4 minors.
To sum up...great prices, nice car to drive and an amazing driving instructor. I'm so glad I went with Mike and wouldn't of thought twice about going with someone else."
Rose Powell, Gloucester
Mike explained everything in a way that made sense...
"For many years I had lessons on and of but never continued for one reason or another, but this year decided I just had to do it! I started lessons with Mike who explained things in a way I understood, was easy going and made me feel like I was actually getting somewhere with my lessons. It's easy to come away feeling confused and forgetting things when they aren't explained properly, and Mike explained everything in a way that made sense.
When you enjoy your lessons it is easier to continue and succeed! As a result I've now passed and only had Mike to thank for that!.....he is now teaching my daughter who also feels relaxed with Mike and is quite happy in her lessons. BIG THANKYOU! It really has been a pleasure and I don't have to rely on the buses anymore!!"
Stacey Adams, Gloucester
DSA Independent Driving Test Video:
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