Module 3b Practical Driving Test

How the test works


Your test will include:

  • 4 or 5 vehicle safety questions
  • 1 hour of practical road driving

During your test you’ll be asked a few vehicle safety questions.

here are two examples 

Q. 2.3 Tell me the main safety factors involved in loading this vehicle.

A. The load should be evenly distributed throughout the length of the vehicle so as not to affect control while the vehicle is being driven. Any load must be carried so that it does not endanger other road users. It must be securely stowed within the size and weight limits for the vehicle. The load needs to be secure so that it cannot move or fall from the vehicle when cornering or braking.


Q. 2.4 Tell me how you would check the condition of the reflectors on this vehicle.

A. Ensure that all reflectors are fitted, clean, and functional (not cracked or broken).

You can check the full list of questions by using the link button below

Practical road driving

During your practical road driving, the examiner will see how you:

  • use the vehicle controls
  • move away at an angle, uphill and downhill
  • do a controlled stop
  • use the mirrors
  • give appropriate signals
  • show awareness and anticipation of other road users’ intentions
  • manage your progress and control your vehicle speed
  • deal with hazards
  • select a safe place to stop

There will also be 10 minutes of independent driving, designed to test your ability to drive safely while making independent decisions.

Test result

You’ll pass your test if you make:

  • 12 or fewer driving faults - minors
  • no serious or dangerous faults
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