Brians Driving School Glasgow

Brians Driving School - The Practical Test

You should only take your practical when your instructor advises you that you are ready, and able to pass the test.

On the day of your test, you will have to perform an eyesight test. The examiner will ask you to read a standard car number plate from a set distance. You must be able to do this, otherwise the practical test will go no further.

The driving part of the test will last about 40 minutes. Throughout the test the examiner will be looking to see are a safe, confident driver who has a good knowledge of the Highway Code.

You will have to successfully perform one of the following reversing exercises:

  • left reverse (reversing around a corner)
  • turning in the road
  • reverse parallel parking
  • bay parking

Independent Driving
For about 10 minutes during your test you'll have to drive by either following a series of directions, traffic signs, or a combination of both. The examiner may show you a diagram to help you understand where you'll be going. It doesn't matter if you don't remember every direction, or if you go the wrong way.

The purpose is rather to assess your ability to drive safely whilst at the same time having to make your own decisions in order to reach your target destination. This includes for example deciding when it's safe to pull over and ask for directions.

Your result will not be affected unless you commit a driving fault, even if you go off the independent driving route. Sat navs are not allowed for this part of the test.

The cost of taking the practical test is £62 if taken on a week day and £75 if taken over the weekend.

To pass the test you must score no more than 15 minor faults and no serious or dangerous driving faults.

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