What do I need to pass my driving test in the UK
To pass your driving test in the UK, you will need to demonstrate to the driving examiner that you can drive safely and effectively, following the rules of the road and showing good judgment. Specifically, you will need to show that you can:
- start, stop and drive off safely
- control the vehicle and steer accurately
- use the gears, clutch and accelerator appropriately
- use the brakes effectively
- change direction safely
- use the signals correctly
- make appropriate observations and use mirrors
- show awareness of other road users and pedestrians
- drive at an appropriate speed
- follow traffic signs and road markings
- park and stop safely
- show good vehicle control when turning and reversing
- demonstrate correct positioning on the road
You will also need to be able to answer some theory questions about the rules of the road and road signs.
It is a good idea to practice driving as much as possible before taking your test, so that you can become confident and comfortable behind the wheel. You may also want to consider taking some professional driving lessons to help you prepare.
So now, Where do I go and how do I start?
To get your driving license in the UK, you will need to follow a few steps:
- Make sure you are eligible to drive. You must be at least 17 years old to get a full driving license, and you must also be a resident of Great Britain.
- Obtain a provisional driving license. This will allow you to start learning to drive and practice on the road with a qualified instructor or supervising driver. If you are unsure where to go we can guide you.
- Take your theory test. The theory test is made up of two parts: a multiple-choice section and a hazard perception test. You will need to pass both of these to move on to the practical test. No, do not stress, we at L Driver Training will be able to get you an early theory test booking including a FREE signup to a Theory app where you will be able to do endless amounts of practice tests to get you ready.
- It is a good idea to practice driving as much as possible before taking your test, so that you can become confident and comfortable behind the wheel. You may also want to consider taking some professional driving lessons to help you prepare. L Driver Training can help set you up with only the best-licenced Instructors in most areas of London.
- Take your practical test. The practical test is a driving assessment that will take place on the road with a driving examiner. You will need to demonstrate your driving skills and knowledge of the rules of the road to pass.