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Birmingham Driving School
About Birmingham Driving School
Birmingham Driving School Services
Areas Covered
Automatic Driving Lessons
Learner Drivers
Hourly Driving Lessons
Semi Intensive Driving Courses
Intensive Driving Courses
Mock Driving Tests
Pass Your Driving Test In 8 Weeks
Theory and Hazard Perception Test
Practical Driving Test
Show Me Tell Me Driving Test Questions
Pass Plus Driving Course
Motorway Driving Tuition
Refresher Driving Lessons
Taxi Driving Test Preparation
Advanced Driving Course
Defensive Driving Course
Eco Driving Course
Driving Instructor Training
Prices
Driving Lesson Gift Vouchers
Professional Code Of Conduct
Terms and Conditions Of Business
Special Offers
Pass Your Driving Test 1st Time Or We Pay For Your 2nd Driving Test
Useful Links
Contact Us
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Practical Driving Test

The Practical Driving Test lasts approximately 40 minutes

At the start of the test you will be asked to read a car number plate from a distance of 20 metres
(20.5 metres for old style pre 2001 number plates)

You will then be asked 2 questions about basic car maintenance

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‘Show Me, Tell Me’ Questions

The test includes various exercises, and may include some of the following:-

Hill Start
Angle Start (moving off from behind a parked car)
Turn in the Road (3 point turn)
Reversing around a corner
Reverse Parking (on the road)
Reverse Parking (in a car park)
Emergency Stop

The test also includes driving on a variety of roads in various traffic conditions which may include:-

Speed Limits from 20 mph to 70 mph
Dual Carriageways
Country Lanes
Shopping Areas

You could meet any traffic situation apart from motorways

From October 2010 candidates are also asked to drive independently for about 10 minutes.

The Independent Driving section can be conducted either by asking the candidate to follow road signs heading towards a particular destination, or by giving the candidate a series of directions, usually three together, and asking the candidate to follow them.

If the candidate is asked to follow a set of verbal directions, it is not a test of memory, the candidate can ask for a reminder of where they have been asked to go.

One of the purposes of the independent driving section is to take away the ‘prompt’ that every time the examiner gives a direction you automatically check the mirrors and apply a signal.

Driving Independently the candidate needs to recognise that there is a junction for themselves, and decide what they are going to do in order to prepare for it, which might include asking ‘which way did you say to go at this junction?’

The test is marked by the Examiner recording any faults that are made, and categorising how serious they are:-
Dangerous Faults
(actual danger)
1 fault
Fail
Serious Faults
(potential danger)
1 fault
Fail
Driving Faults
(any other errors)
16 or more faults

15 or fewer faults
Fail

Pass
Preparing for the Practical Driving Test

Department for Transport (DfT) research indicates that the average number of Driving Lessons required to pass a Driving Test is 45 Hours.

Everybody is different and how many lessons you will need will depend on:-

Your previous experience
How recent that experience is
The rate at which you learn
The length and frequency of your lessons
Any practice you get apart from lessons
(quantity and quality of practice)

Your driving lessons can be; 1 hour; 1½ hours; 2 hours or 2½ hours

We recommend 1½, 2 or 2½ hours as it is possible to achieve a lot more than in 1 hour driving lessons

Your driving lesson frequency can vary depending on how fast or slow you want your course to progress

We usually recommend 2 or 3 driving lessons per week to avoid ‘feeling out of practice’ and spending the first part of your lesson trying to get back to the standard you reached at the end of your previous driving lesson

If you prefer, you can however have a 1 hour driving lesson once a week

If you need to pass your driving test quickly we will firstly assess your driving and then plan a Semi Intensive Driving Course or an Intensive Driving Course

Course Choices

Hourly Driving Lessons

Semi Intensive Driving Course

Intensive Driving Course
Hourly Driving Lessons
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