With the new driving test changes, the UK driving test may seem a daunting prospect but City Driving Academy is here to support and guide you right through the process, enabling you to pass your test as simply and safely as possible and equipping you with driving skills you can rely on in any situation.
The driving test comprises of the Theory Test and the Practical Test. You must have successfully completed the Theory Test to be able to apply for the Practical test.
UK Theory Test
This is made up of 2 sections:
- Multiple-choice theory questions (43 out of 50 required to pass)
- Hazard Perception Test of 14 short video clips (44 out of 75 required to pass)
The theory test is straightforward if you take the time to study. City Driving Academy offers support and training through the theory test giving advice on useful books, websites and DVDs, and offering as much in-car theory advice as needed including practice questions.
The hazard perception part of the test is a series of 1 minute real road and traffic situations and you will score highly if you can demonstrate good observation and anticipation skills as well as a good reaction time.
During your City Driving Academy driving lessons you will be able to practice those hazard perception skills not only to help you successfully complete the computer-based hazard awareness test, but to then be able to transfer those skills into real on-road situations which is the key to good, safe driving.
UK Practical Driving Test
The practical driving test lasts about 40 minutes and you are required to drive safely on different types of roads, complete 1 out of 4 manoeuvres (pull up on the right and reverse for 2 car lengths, parallel park or bay park forwards or backwards) and possibly an emergency stop. You must also undertake a 20 minute ‘independent drive’ during which you will be expected to follow a SatNav and/or road signs and/or a short diagram.
You can expect the best preparation for your driving test at City Driving Academy, which will ensure you are confident and ready to pass your test and drive independently. It is therefore strongly recommended that you apply for your test when your instructor decides that you have the skills and ability to pass, taking into account the 6-8 week waiting list at the Nottingham test centres (Colwick, Chilwell and Watnall).
City Driving Academy reserves the right to refuse the use of the tuition car for test purposes if the instructor believes the pupil to be under prepared or not safe to take a test. Taking your instructor’s professional advice will ensure you stand the best chance of passing your test.
Test preparation will include:-
- Accurate assessment of the number of hours tuition required to pass your test
- Lessons which cover the full DVSA syllabus so you are ready for any situation on different roads
- Realistic mock tests to make sure you can drive safely under test conditions
- Preparation of local test routes and use of SatNav
For further information or to book either a theory or practical test go to www.dsa.gov.uk or call the DSA on 0300 200 1122.
Do you want to further develop those essential driving skills and feel more confident on the road, at the same time as reducing your car insurance?
Then Pass Plus is the course for you. Pass Plus lasts a minimum of 6 hours (undertaken in one day) and has been specifically designed by the DVSA to improve the standard of driving especially in newly qualified drivers.Most insurance companies recognize the pass plus course and the reduction on your car insurance can be anywhere between £150 and £1000 especially if you are under 25.
The course consists of 6 modules:
- Town Driving
- Rural Roads
- Dual Carriageways
- Night Driving
- All-Weather Driving
Each module is assessed by your instructor and given a grade of either Achieved (A) or Exceeded (E).
There is also no exam at the end. City Driving Academy has many years experience of giving pass plus training so why not become one of those drivers who has benefited from further training, motorway skills and reduced insurance premiums and get yourself onto a pass plus course today.