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The first thing we recommend you do, is to study and practice for your theory test. The many apps you can buy for your phone are good (see links below), but as the screen is so small, it’s not ideal for practicing the hazard perception clips - a PC or iPad is better! Practising and testing your highway code knowledge and hazard perception skills is essential if you want to be a safe driver and pass your driving test.

You then need to apply for a provisional driving licence. You can apply for the licence up to three months before your 17th birthday but you will still have to wait until your birthday before you can take your theory test. To apply for your licence, you must complete application form D1, available to order on-line from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), or from the Post Office. As it takes about 4 weeks for your application to be processed and for your licence to be sent to you, you should apply early if you want to start lessons on your 17th Birthday!

Buy a copy of the HIGHWAY CODE - it’s not expensive and as a responsible driver, it is essential that you learn the 'rules of the road'. Knowing the rules will make you a much safer driver, but also, if you don't follow the rules you could be breaking the law and end up being prosecuted or even losing your licence!

The theory test consists of two parts ...... a multiple choice section (Highway code) and the Hazard Perception test. The multiple choice part of the test is delivered using a touch screen computer and mouse. The hazard perception test records your responses to actual video footage taken from a car (drivers view), by recording clicks made by you using a mouse. You need to pass both parts to successfully complete the theory test; the pass mark being 43 out of 50 for the multiple choice and 44 out of 75 for the hazard perception. Passing one part but failing the other will result in a fail for the whole test, and both parts will need to be taken again (and another test fee paid!). You can book your theory test on the DVSA website, using the links at the bottom of this page or phone 0300 - 200 1122 (option 11 for theory tests and option 25 for practical tests).

Click HERE to view the DVSA’s video of what to expect during the theory test.

Click HERE to view the DVSA’s video example of  the theory test video clips.

Click HERE to get DVSA recommended theory test apps for your Phone or tablet.

Once you've had all the driving lessons you need, you can book your test to take at your local driving test centre. This can be done on-line on the DVSA website but we recommend you don't book it until your Driving Instructor thinks that you are ready for it.

On the day of your test, and before you do any driving at all, you'll be asked to perform an eyesight check and then be asked a vehicle safety question ('Show me / Tell me’). You'll then be tested on your general driving ability over a period of  approximately 38-40 minutes. The examiner will spend that time looking for evidence that you have reached an overall safe standard of driving, as you carry out both general and specific manoeuvres, including one reversing exercise. You will also be asked to drive independently for about 20 minutes, following a TomTom Start 52 SATNAV or traffic signs. If you make up to 15 minor faults during the test, you will still pass the test, but if you commit just one serious fault or 16 minor faults, you will fail. The following items need to be brought to your test or the DVSA may refuse to carry out the test and you may lose your fee!

Click HERE to view the D.V.S.A.’s video of what to expect during the practical test.

Once you've passed your test, you can now get driving, by yourself! Don't forget though that you will need to notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) as soon as possible, so that you can exchange your test pass certificate & provisional driving licence for a new 'Full' driving licence, unless your examiner did it for you on after your driving test.

WARNING - only book your tests via   the .GOV website. You should pay no  

more than £23 and £62 for each test!

How difficult is it to pass the UK driving test? Click HERE to find out!

FREE practice for your theory test, from the DVSA

Eye sight


Online version of the Highway Code

.... Or go to ‘Amazon’ for a copy of the printed version and ‘Driving, the essential skills’

Both of the above apps are the very best way to study for your theory test, and at only £4.99 each, are great value for money! Click on the images to download.

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