Taking the driving test

On the day of your driving test, you’ll need to show your driving that:

  • you can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions
  • you know The Highway Code by the way you drive

In this section you’ll find out about:

  • what you must take to your driving test
  • why it’s a good idea to ask your driving instructor to sit in the car during your test
  • what happens during the test itself
  • how the driving test is marked, the different types of faults there are, and the most common mistakes people make
  • the driving test myths that have developed over the years, and what the truth actually is


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