Driving Tests

There are two tests you must pass before gaining your full driving licence; a theory test and a practical test. You have to pass the theory before you will be allowed to book your practical.

Most of your driving lesson time with Daves School of Motoring will be spent preparing you for the practical test, but we will of course fully prepare you for the theory.

Theory Test

There are two parts to this test. Firstly, there is a multiple choice test where you have to correctly answer 43 out of 50 questions to pass. Then comes the hazard perception test where you will watch 14 video clips and must spot the hazards in each. You will be scored on how quickly you spot each hazard and you have to score 44 or more out of 75 to pass.

You must pass this before you can book the practical test.

Practical Test

The practical test lasts for 1 hour which comprises of a basic eyesight test, some safety questions and an on-road assessment of your driving ability. The on-road part lasts for 40-45 minutes and covers an average of 10 miles. You will be asked to demonstrate a reversing maneuver, either:

- reversing around a corner
- turning in the road
- reverse parking either on road or into a parking bay

You may also be asked to do an emergency stop.

From 27 June 2011 the driving test has included a section of independent driving. For the rest of the test the examiner will give step-by-step instructions, however in the independent driving section of the test, you'll have to drive without verbal direction by either following:

- traffic signs
- a series of directions
- a combination of both

If you make a mistake, don't worry. You can make up to 15 minor driving faults and still pass the test. However, if you make one serious fault you will fail the test. The examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving.

Test Centres
Covered

Belfast
Lisburn
Craigavon

Theory Booking Info

Book online here:
DVANI Theory Test Booking page

Or call:
0845 600 6700

Practical Booking Info

Book online here:
DVANI Practical Test Booking page

Or call:
0845 247 2472


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