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Chorley Automatic Driving Lessons
Automatic Driving Tests

Your Theory Test

Your theory test is split into two parts. Part one is in the form of multiple choice questions, and part two is called the hazard perception test. You must pass both parts to pass the exam. You must pass your theory test before you can book a practical driving test.

Theory Test Questions

You’ll be required to answer 50 questions with multiple choice answers. You must achieve a minimum score of 43 answers correct out of the 50 to pass. Some questions ask for more than one answer so read all the questions carefully.

If you are not sure about an answer just leave it and go back to it at the end. Don’t rush because you will have plenty of time.

The Hazard Perception Test

The hazard perception test is also shown on a computer screen. You’re allowed a short practice session at the start. You will be shown 14 video clips as though you were driving a car, you have to look out for potential hazards ahead. You must respond quickly when you see a hazard developing, for example: Imagine you are driving and you see workmen working on the road up ahead, quite rightly they could be a hazard so you should click your mouse button, however suddenly you notice one of the workmen walking out into your path, that’s the point when the hazard has suddenly developed further. You need to get a minimum score of 44 points out of 75 to pass the hazard perception test. I will give you lots of help on your driving lessons on how to spot potentially developing hazards.


Your Driving Test

So it’s the day of your driving test and its time to show a driving examiner what you can do. One of the major reasons for failing a driving test is down to lack of practice or driving lessons.

Some people think that they are at test standard just because they can move off, stop and make a few turns. If you take my advice as to when you are ready you will stand a lot better chance of passing first time.

Message from Phil

During your automatic driving lessons I will give you plenty of practice on possible routes including those used in the independent driving part of your test.

The driving test will take about 40 - 45 minutes and your driving examiner will expect you to drive in a competent manner and in the styles laid down by the DVSA. Test routes are chosen by your examiner, they will incorporate various styles of junctions including roundabouts. At a certain point in your test your examiner will ask you to perform a manoeuvre such as a drive forward into a parking bay and then reverse out again safely, a pull up on the right hand side of a road and then reverse backwards a couple of car lengths before moving off again, a reverse into a parking bay either on the right or left side, or reversing around a stationary car this is known as the parallel park manoeuvre. You might be asked to perform an emergency stop however these are not always tested on every test.

At a certain time in your test the examiner will ask you to drive independently for about 20 minutes, this could be by following satellite navigation directions or maybe just following a series of directions given to you at the start of the exercise.

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