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Firstly, apply for your provisional driving licence.

Next comes the theory and hazard perception tests, you don't have to pass these tests before you can start on the road but it is aways a good idea to start practicing for these as soon as you can.
You need to pass your theory and hazard perception test at the same time before you can apply for your practical test.

Get your theory test date:

You will need a valid provisional driving licence to take your theory test. Once you have that, you can book your theory and hazard perception tests online or by phone on 0870 0101 372

Click here for online booking with the Driving Standards Agency.

Hazzard perception test:

Straight after your theory test, you'll watch a series of 14 video clips, each showing potential hazards involving road conditions, pedestrians or road users. There are 15 hazards to identify and you can score up to 5 points on each one, depending on how quickly you identify them. You need to score a minimum of 44 out of 75 to pass.

You must pass both the theory and hazard perception parts of the test at the same time get an overall pass. You will receive the results as soon as you have finished your test and if successful you will receive your certificate to show you have passed, this will enable you to book you practical test.

Your practical driving test:

In the practical test, you have 40 minutes to demonstrate everything you have learned in your driving lessons. You need to show you can drive competently and safely in all kinds of driving situations. From the 4th October 2010 you'll be asked to do just one of the four reversing manoeuvre you've practised, and possibly make an emergency stop. You'll also answer two vehicle safety check questions, one 'show me' and one 'tell me'. You will have to complete the test with no serious/dangerous faults, and you must have 15 or fewer minor errors. Be prepared the current Cambridge average practical pass rate is half of all driving tests, so it makes sense to be as prepared as possible. The main reason for not passing is being under prepared, only take the test when you are ready.

So if you want to pass your driving test - you drive with me.

Once you've passed your test you could do a Pass Plus Course.

Useful Link - Pass Plus courses - making new drivers better drivers, click here for more info.



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