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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Driving Tests - All You Need To Know

For pupils looking to book your driving test.

You can book your driving test online at https://www.gov.uk/book-practical-driving-test. The site is also available in Welsh.

The process of booking your driving test takes around 15 minutes. You will need your credit or debit card, your Great Britain or Northern Ireland driving license number (This is the long number on your provisional license which usually begins with the first five letters of your surname), and your theory test pass certificate number as well as the date that you passed your theory test.

You will be asked whether you have any special needs or requirements, for example you can use this section to let the DSA know of any disabilities or conditions you may have, and if you will be bringing an interpreter with you on the day of your test you can also tell them in this section.

You will also be asked if you require a test for a car with an automatic or a manual gearbox.

Once you have given this information, click on "Next" and it will take you to the next page, where you will need to enter all of your information. Remember to take care when entering your driving license number as the number is long so it can be easy to make mistakes. After entering all of the necessary information, you can then look for a test centre near you to search for available test dates.


When choosing a test centre, pay no attention to people who try to convince you that a particular centre is better than another. While it is certainly true that the pass rate can be slightly different from centre to centre, a good driver will be able to take and pass a driving test at any centre. As long as you are focused on the day of your test and remember everything you have learned, you should have no problems whatsoever.

It is a good idea to speak to your instructor prior to booking your test to find out if he is available.

The cost of your driving test is £62.00 for weekday tests and £75.00 for weekends and bank holidays. This is a set fee charged by the DSA. Obviously this amount is subject to change, so please check on the DSA's website. Most schools will charge a fee on top of this for the hire of their car / instructor on the day of the test. Be advised that some schools do not conduct tests on weekends or on bank holidays so it is advisable to check with your driving school beforehand.

Some pupils like to take a driving lesson directly before their test, so that their brain is in driving mode and also to go over any last minute preparations and to help ease your nerves on the day of the test. Having been in business for over 35 years, we at Mutual Driving School have found this to be beneficial for the majority of pupils.

For more information about driving tests, you can phone 0300 200 11 22, or if you are hard of hearing a Textphone service is available on 0300 200 11 44.

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  1. It is very important that learner driver knows the each and every simple details about driving test.

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