Your Driving Test

The driving test is designed for you to show you know and understand the Highway Code and the theory of driving safely. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving, including when you are carrying out the set exercises.

The driving test is straightforward and has been designed to see if you:

  • Can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions
  • Know The Highway Code and can show this through your driving


After meeting your examiner, the next two stages are:


You'll be asked one 'show me' and one 'tell me' question. One or both questions answered incorrectly will result in one driving fault being recorded.


You can find source material in the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) publication 'The official guide to driving - the essential skills' and 'The official DSA guide to learning to drive'. Advice and information on how to carry out vehicle safety checks can also be found in the manufacturer's handbook.


Information taken from the direct gov website for full details click here