Practical Driving Test
The practical driving test is designed to ensure you can drive confidently and safely in different road and traffic conditions, and that you have absorbed the information in The Highway Code (and can show this by the way you drive). It lasts approximately 40 minutes.
The Independent Drive
During the independent driving part of the practical test, most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav. However, 1 in 5 people will not use a sat nav and need to follow traffic signs instead as directed by the examiner.
How To Book a Driving Test
Two methods are available for booking a driving test. You have a choice of booking the test by telephone or the more popular option of booking online.
Book a driving test by telephone
Call the automated DVSA telephone service on 0300 200 1122. You are able to book a driving test by telephone between the hours of 8am and 12pm.
Book a driving test online
To book a driving test online, visit the DVSA online booking service https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test . Booking a driving test online can be completed via desktop computers, tablets or mobile devices.