Anyone wishing to take a driving test often has many questions they need answering. The Driving Test Tips web site offers tutorials and advice from the theory test to the practical driving test. The majority of driving test questions are answered throughout this site.
This section covers the most frequently asked questions for experienced drivers wishing to take the UK driving test and for learner drivers taking the driving test for the first time. If you have a question about the practical driving test and it is not covered here, feel free to fill in the form and ask Driving Test Tips.
Many vehicles are now equipped with reversing cameras. Here we answer the question often asked by test candidates ‘Can I use the reversing camera during the driving test?’ I you do use it, we explain how to do so correctly without risk of failing the test.
When searching for a driving school or instructor, many ask the question ‘what their driving test pass rates? ‘But is it really worth asking?
It has been proposed that the driving test age should be raised from 17 to 18 years old. Raising the minimum age of taking the driving test was ultimately dropped in favour of a more difficult theory test and practical driving test.
Although it is up to you what you wear for the driving test, there are some considerations to take into account to make yourself as comfortable as possible.
Here we answer the common question of whether driving tests can be failed for stalling the car and if so, how. Explained are the different situations that result in a stall and best to recover from stalling your car.
Most driving tests are conducted without the driving instructor present. Taking your driving instructor on the test may lead to the learner being more nervous, there are however benefits for taking your instructor along.
A question often asked by learner drivers is can I book two driving tests at the same time within a short time of each other in case I fail the first test?
Many driving test are unable to be conducted each year by examiners due to test candidates forgetting to bring along certain documents.
A question frequently asked is how many manoeuvres in the driving test. Explained is how many manoeuvres in total and how many that are likely to be requested during the test.
One of the more common driving test questions by all drivers wishing to take the driving test is if it is okay to cross hands on the driving test, the use of push and pull steering technique and spinning the steering wheel when straightening.
Although there are occasions during a driving test where the handbrake must be used, it’s also important that the handbrake is not excessively used.
Having a clear understanding of what exactly happens in a driving test should leave fewer nasty surprises that anyone wishing to take the test should expect.
The day of your driving test has finally arrived. Preparing yourself for the driving test day correctly is of course important as it will reduce stress and increase confidence.
A common question asked by many test candidates taking the driving test is ‘are driving tests fixed?’ Or do test centres have a pass quota?
A driving test question frequently asked by learners is if they go over the speed limit, is it an immediate test failure. This question is answered along with tips on how to reduce speeding during a driving test.
Tips and advice to help avoid a failed driving test, plus further tips to help you pass the driving test if you failed the test first time.
Driving test can and do get terminated for many reasons. Some tests even get stopped whilst out driving, with the examiner abandoning the vehicle and the test candidate. This section answers the questions why.
Here we explain the rule on using parking sensors during the practical driving test and issues to avoid that might make you fail.