The Driving test is now split into 2 parts.
Part 2 - Practical driving test
Have a practice..... see if you can identify the 5 warning signs below. Email the correct answers to firstname.lastname@example.org and win a free driving lesson when you book a block of 12 lessons.
This consists of 2 parts. You will need to pass both parts in order to pass the theory test. The first part is using a touch screen computer and you need to answer mulitple choice questions. You'll be asked 57 questions, and this will be timed. The pass mark is 43 out of 57.
The second part of the theory test is a hazard perception. This is also delivered by computer and all you need to do is click the mouse, you don't even have to move it! You'll be shown a series of 14 video clips of everyday road and traffic scenes. You need to identify the developing hazard. In some clips there will be 2 developing hazards, you need to watch for both of these. You will need to score 44 out of 75 to pass this part.
Remember you need to pass both parts of this to pass your theory test. Get practicing and learning your highway code and traffic signs as soon as possible. You don't have to pass your theory test in order to take practical lessons, but you do need to pass your theory test before you can take your practical driving test.
This part is the practical driving test. This will start with an eyesight check. If you fail this you won't be able to take the rest of the test, so make sure you know your eyes are o.k. If you need to wear contacts lenses or glasses at your test, thats absolutely fine.
The driving test will take about 38-40 minutes. Your examiner will be looking out for safety and control of driving, and will take you through independent driving exercises. You can only make up to 15 minor faults. Any more than this, or any serious or dangerous faults and you will fail.