DRIVE 'n' PASS
On the day of the Practical Test, it is certainly a nerve-jangling experience, and one that you most likely never to forget, but heres hoping its all for a good reason!
IT IS SOLELY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE INSTRUCTOR TO DEEM THAT YOU ARE SUITABLE TO GO OUT ON TEST, AND THAT THEIR DECISION IS FINAL.
You will require to read a number plate from a distance of 20.5 metres. (Approximately 4 car lengths). As well as that, you will need to show the examiner both your Card and Counterpart Provisional licences.
During the test, it will last approximately 40 minutes taking into account various road and traffic conditions. There will be an approximate 10 minute drive consisting of Independent Driving, where you will require to follow a series of maps or road signs - Unaided.
***From December 4th 2017, the Independent part of the test will be extended to 20 minutes with the added use of a Satellite Navigation device. (Sat-Nav)***
You will also have to do 1 manoeuvre with the possibility of an Emergency Stop manoeuvre (not compulsory).
You are allowed to commit up to 15 Minor driving faults (and no more). Anything more than that will be deemed as a fail. A Serious or a Dangerous driving fault is deemed as an automatic fail.
***From June 8th 2015, a Counterpart Paper Licence is NO LONGER REQUIRED when sitting your driving test. ONLY the Photocard Licence is required in order to sit your test.***
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Further reading of the Highway Code can be found here.