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Practical 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.

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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.

Driving ability

The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes. You'll be examined on your general driving and ability to reverse your vehicle safely. One exercise will be chosen from:

You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise.

TThroughout the test you should drive in the way your instructor has taught you. If you make a mistake, don't worry about it as it might be a less serious driving fault and may not affect your result. However, if at any time your examiner considers your driving to be a danger to other road users your test will be stopped.

Your practical driving test will include approximately ten minutes of independent driving. This is designed to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions independently.


Be careful where you book your  Practical Tests online.

There are many companies, that are at the top of the Search Engines, that charge an extra £10 or £20 if you book your test through them. Only book your test through the Direct.gov site.

This links  Book your Practical Test will take you to the correct page to book your test. 

Contact Us

Giving you lessons is our highest priority, so if we do not answer the phone we are probably conducting a Driving Lesson. If you do get our answer phone, please leave a message including your name and phone number, and we will call you back as soon as possible.

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 Practical Driving Test

The Driving Test lasts for approximately 40 minutes.

Our Nearest Driving Test Centre is: 
Herne Bay MPTC
Alfira Business Park
Margate Road
Thanet Way
Herne Bay

Special Needs

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) provides a number of facilities for those people with special requirements, including foreign language voiceovers, extra time, British Sign Language interpretation and translator assisted tests. 

Book your Practical Test