Practical Driving Test In Preston and Chorley

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The Practical Driving Test

The purpose of a driving test is to check if you can drive safely and perform manoeuvres correctly.

The driving test lasts approximately 40 minutes. 

There are 5 parts to the driving test:

The test is the same for both manual and automatic cars.

Eyesight check

‘Show me, Tell me’ vehicle safety questions

General driving ability

You’ll drive in various road and traffic conditions, but not on motorways.

The examiner will give you directions that you should follow. Driving test routes are not published, so you cannot check them before your test.

Pulling over at the side of the road

You’ll be asked to pull over and pull away during your test, including:

Reversing your vehicle

The examiner will ask you to do one of the following exercises:

Independent driving

You’ll have to drive for about 20 minutes by following either:

The examiner will tell you which you have to follow.

They’ll set the sat nav up for you. You can’t use your own sat nav.

If you can’t see traffic signs

If you can’t see a traffic sign (for example, because it’s covered by trees), the examiner will give you directions until you can see the next one.

Going off the route

The examiner won’t give you a fault for taking a wrong turning.

They’ll help you get back on the route if you do.

If you make mistakes during your test

You can carry on if you make a mistake. It might not affect your test result if it’s not serious.

The examiner will only stop your test if they think your driving is a danger to other road users.

If you commit less than 15 faults you will still pass your driving test.  If you receive 16 or more faults you will fail your driving test.  If you commit any serious or dangerous faults during your driving test you will fail your test.

After the driving test the driving examiner will go through any faults you have made and will then tell you whether you have passed or failed.


Documents Required For The Driving Test

Before you take your driving test you will be asked to provide the following documents to show to the driving examiner

If you have an old style provisional driving licence (which does not have a photo), you will need to bring additional identification with you, such as a passport.


How City Driving School will prepare you for your Practical Driving Test

City Driving School instructors will assess your driving strengths and areas for development on your first lesson.  The driving instructors will train you to become a safe driver and make sure that you are able to perform the manoeuvres to a driving test standard.  City Driving School instructors also provide a number of mock driving tests to check your driving progress and will help you to arrange your driving test.


Cost and Booking a Practical Driving Test

The price of a standard driving test is :

    • £62.00 - Weekdays
    • £75.00 - Evenings or Weekends

To book a practical driving test you need to have passed your theory test and have your theory test certificate number.  You will also need to have your provisional driving licence number.

  1. Click here if you have lost your theory certifcate and need to find the cerficate number

    • You can book online :  Click here to book practical test online
    • You can book over the phone : 0300 200 1122  (Open Monday to Friday 8.00am till 6.00pm)
    • You will require a credit/debit card if you are booking your driving test online or over the phone.
    • You will need your Provisional driving licence number and your theory test pass certificate number. The theory test certificate is valid for two years from the date you passed.

Local Driving Test Centres

Preston
Chain Caul Road
PR2 2PD

Chorley
Rossall Road
Chorley
PR06 0BT

Blackburn
50 Preston New Road
Blackburn
BB02 6AH

Blackpool
Government Buildings
Warbreck Hill Road
Blackpool
FY02 0XE

Our aim is for you to pass your driving test quickly and to become a safe driver.

Please call City Driving School Preston on 01772 727390 for friendly advice, or to book your driving lessons.

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