You have completed your driving tuition in Stoke-on-Trent and are now ready for your test. So here is what will happen on your driving test.

The test will last about 40 minutes, commencing with an eyesight test; failure to complete this will result in the test being abandoned.

After the eyesight test, you will be asked one show me question which will be done on te road and one tell me question at the start of the test. show me ⁄ tell me questions.

While on your Driving Test in Stoke or Newcastle-under-Lyme the examiner will be looking at your general driving through a variety of road situations. You will be asked to complete one reversing exercise together with a 20 minute period of independent driving on sat nav, and there is a 30% chance of an Emergency Stop.

The reversing exercises will be chosen from one of the following; bay parking either forward or reverse, parallel parking or pull up on the right and reverse back 2 car lengths

During the test, you should drive as your driving instructor has taught you. The examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving.

If you make a mistake, don’t worry about it, it might be a less serious driving fault and may not affect your result.

You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test. If at any time your examiner considers you to be a danger to other road users, your test will be stopped.

Independent driving

On your test you’ll have to drive independently by either following:

  • Sat Nav
  • 1 in 5 Tests will not use Sat Nav and you will be asked to follow road signs

Driving independently means making your own decisions as you would as full licence holder.

To book your driving test

Make sure you use the official DSA web site as you will be charged a booking fee. Click the link below. There are two test centres that cover the Stoke on Trent area for Driving Tests.

Alder Road Cobridge Stoke on Trent, and Clayton Lane Trent Vale Newcastle under Lyme

Book your Practical Driving Test in Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme

Change your practical test

Change your practical driving or riding test to an earlier or later date, or change the test centre you take it at. You can do it online between 6am and 11:40pm.

Change your practical Driving Test in Stoke onTrent or Newcastle under Lyme.

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