Will I have to open the bonnet and answer questions?
Yes! - This is called “Show Me, Tell me”.
You will be asked two questions at the start of the test.
You may be asked to open the bonnet and point out how you would check fluid levels.
Do not worry – they are only very simple safety checks and your instructor will cover this information with you.
The driving test itself normally lasts around 40 minutes.
There is an eyesight test at the start followed by “Show Me, Tell Me”.
Your driving test will then follow. It will include one manoeuvre, eg turn in the road, parallel park, bay park or reversing around a corner. It will also include a 10 minute period of ‘independent driving’ on a variety of roads.
An emergency stop may be included.
Your instructor will have prepared you for this with a mock test which will imitate the real one, identifying any weaker areas which may need correcting.