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The first thing we recommend you do, is to study and practice for your theory test.
The many apps you can buy for your phone are good (see links below), but as the screen
is so small, it’s not ideal for practicing the hazard perception clips -
You then need to apply for a provisional driving licence. You can apply for the licence
up to three months before your 17th birthday but you will still have to wait until
your birthday before you can take your theory test. To apply for your licence, you
must complete application form D1, available to order on-
Buy a copy of the HIGHWAY CODE -
The theory test consists of two parts ...... a multiple choice section (Highway code)
and the Hazard Perception test. The multiple choice part of the test is delivered
using a touch screen computer and mouse. The hazard perception test records your
responses to actual video footage taken from a car (drivers view), by recording clicks
made by you using a mouse. You need to pass both parts to successfully complete the
theory test; the pass mark being 43 out of 50 for the multiple choice and 44 out
of 75 for the hazard perception. Passing one part but failing the other will result
in a fail for the whole test, and both parts will need to be taken again (and another
test fee paid!). You can book your theory test on the DVSA website, using the links
at the bottom of this page or phone 0300 -
Click HERE to view the DVSA’s video of what to expect during the theory test.
Click HERE to get DVSA recommended theory test apps for your Phone or tablet.
Once you've had all the driving lessons you need, you can book your test to take
at your local driving test centre. This can be done on-
On the day of your test, and before you do any driving at all, you'll be asked to
perform an eyesight check and then be asked a vehicle safety question ('Show me /
Tell me’). You'll then be tested on your general driving ability over a period of
Click HERE to view the D.V.S.A.’s video of what to expect during the practical test.
Once you've passed your test, you can now get driving, by yourself! Don't forget though that you will need to notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) as soon as possible, so that you can exchange your test pass certificate & provisional driving licence for a new 'Full' driving licence, unless your examiner did it for you on after your driving test.
more than £23 and £62 for each test!
How difficult is it to pass the UK driving test? Click HERE to find out!
FREE practice for your theory test, from the DVSA
Online version of the Highway Code
.... Or go to ‘Amazon’ for a copy of the printed version and ‘Driving, the essential skills’
Both of the above apps are the very best way to study for your theory test, and at only £4.99 each, are great value for money! Click on the images to download.