The DSA Practical Driving Test
There must be more notions circulating about the Driving Test than almost any other subject. The concept that people have about what is required very often differs from reality. Passing the Test is not difficult if you have been taught professionally and you have had sufficient practice. All students are anxious before the Test but, if properly prepared, their ability overcomes this initial unease.
So that you can be fully prepared for the DSA Practical Driving Test, IDT have made it simple for you to just click here to go to our Books & DVD’s Page and then click again on the link banners on that Page to be able to immediately order the Books and/or DVD’s that suit your needs.
Also on your first Driving Lesson with IDT Driving School, your Instructor will give you a FREE and unique IDT “HOMESTUDYTM” Booklet to keep and bring along with you to your Driving Lessons. This “HOMESTUDYTM” Booklet was created to prepare students for both the Theory and Practical Driving Tests.
‘Nerves’ are frequently blamed, whereas the real reason may be lack of practise. You will arrive at the driving test centre with your instructor just before your test time, park and go with him or her to the waiting room. The examiner will call out your name and ask you to sign the driving test report form to declare that the vehicle is correctly insured and that you meet the UK residency criteria. After producing your driving licence, photographic evidence of your identity and your theory test pass certificate, you will be invited to lead the way to your car. En-route your examiner will tell you his or her name and ask you how you would like to be addressed. Although he or she will be polite and businesslike, nevertheless they will aim to put you at your ease.
You will be asked to read a car number plate at 20.5 metres and if you cannot do this, you will fail there and then and the examiner will not continue with the driving test.
You will then be asked 2 Vehicle and Safety Checks or ‘Show me Tell me’ Questions. Click here to read more about these.
The Examiner will now sit in the car with you and except for giving directions, or talking with you briefly to help put you at your ease, will not distract you by engaging in conversation. More information about the Practical Driving Test will be found in the IDT “HOMESTUDYTM” Booklet.