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Reading Material
Most important the The Highway Code is essential reading for everybody learning to drive. It contains all of the rules and regulations that relate to driving in the UK. As a driver, it's your duty to know these rules - and remember if you don't abide by them, you'll be breaking the law and could end up being prosecuted. This could lead to you losing your licence, so it's worth getting to know what's what!  











What happens on the theory test?
The theory test is made up of two parts; a multiple choice section and a Hazard Perception test. The multiple choices bit is delivered using a touch screen computer and mouse, while the hazard perception test records your responses through the use of a computer mouse button.
You'll need to pass both parts to successfully complete your theory test. If you pass one part and fail the other, you'll fail the whole test, and will have to take both parts again.
Booking your test can be done through the DSA website

Ok I have passed my theory what about the actual driving test?

Well we certainly recommend that you do not apply to take your test until your Spectrum Instructor thinks your ready and when you are you can do this online DSA Website or ask your instructor to arrange a test date.





















What do I need to bring with me on the practical test day?

Most important are the following        

  • The appropriate test pass certificate
  • Your appointment Letter confirming the test time and date
  • Both parts of your photo card licence
    (If you don’t take both parts your test will not take place
    And you lose your fee)

If you have an old style paper licence, bring this with you along with approved Photo identification.













Before you do any driving you'll be asked to perform an eyesight check and then be asked some vehicle safety questions. You'll then be tested on your general driving ability, including two reversing exercises.

The 'Driving' part of your test will last about 40 minutes. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for evidence you've reached an overall safe standard of driving, as you carry out both general and specific manoeuvres. You can make up to 15 minor driving faults and still pass the test, but 16 or more minor faults results in a fail. However, if you commit just one serious or dangerous fault, you'll fail the test automatically.

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Useful Links for further information
For My Girlfriend - An organisation dedicated to driving safety for young drivers
The Highway Code website
Think! - The Governments Road Safety Website
Brake - The Road Safety Charity
RSOPA - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
For on line booking of theory and practical tests