Weldon driving instructor,Clarkston,Giffnock, Mearns
Your driving instructor will work with you to make sure that you are fully prepared for your driving test. He can offer advice and help in ensuring that you have the best possible chance of achieving a pass.
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You will need to book and pass your theory test before booking your driving test. The quickest and easiest way to book your (D S A ) driving test is online at www.direct.gov.uk. When you book using this official online service, you only pay the cost of the test – no extra booking fee.
Practical Driving Test fees also differ depending on the type of test you are talking and also the day and time you want to take your test. The cost of a Car practical driving test on a Weekday is £62.00.
The driving test consists of tests of eyesight, safety questions and driving technique. The test will last for 38 to 45 minutes. You must pass all parts of the test at the same time.
During the driving test the examiner will give you directions which you should follow. Test routes are designed to be as uniform as possible and will include a range of typical road and traffic conditions.
A section of the driving will involve being tested on independent driving. During this part of the test the pupil will be asked to drive for approximately 10 minutes either following a series of directions or by following traffic signs, or a combination of both. If required, the examiner may show the pupil a simple diagram of the intended route to follow.
Throughout the test you should drive in the way your instructor has taught you. If you make a mistake, don’t worry or panic, it might be a less serious driving fault and may not affect your result. The examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving. You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test . However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test.
When the driving test is over, the examiner will tell you whether you passed or failed. The examiner will then go through your performance.
If you pass your test and have a photo card driving licence issued after 1 March 2004 the examiner will ask you if you want your full driving licence issued to you automatically.
If you want to use this service, the examiner will take your old licence off you, scan the details and send them electronically to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You will then be given a pass certificate to prove you passed your test. DVLA will then send you your new full licence by post within four weeks of you passing your practical test.