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Book Lessons with an Approved Driving Instructor
It is imperative that you prepare for your Driving Test properly by booking professional Pre-Test Lessons with a qualified ADI (Approved Driving Instructor). All Instructors on this website are fully approved and familiar with all Test Routes. It is normally recommended that you book 2 x 2 hour sessions (total 4 hours) but you can also book hourly sessions if you prefer.
You can book your Pre-Test Lessons here.
It is also important to know your Rules of the Road book inside out! Make sure you get a copy of the recent version; you can purchase the book from ISM Shop.
The Car Driving Test is straight forward; it lasts about 40 minutes and includes:
- Questions on the Rules of the Road (including identifying road signs)
- Demonstrating hand signals
- Reversing around a corner
- A turnabout in the road
- A hill start
- Vehicle Checks and Vehicle Controls (primary and secondary)
(Remember: if you take and pass the test in a vehicle with an automatic transmission, your driving licence will only cover you to drive an automatic vehicle)
Common Faults Contributing to Test Failure
The following are the most common faults which give rise to candidates failing the driving test
- Inadequate observation moving off, at junctions, at roundabouts and when changing lanes
- Failure to anticipate the actions of other drivers
- Incorrect road position on the straight, on bends, turning left, turning right, at roundabouts, and when overtaking
- Inadequate progress at junctions, roundabouts, on the straight, and when overtaking
- Incorrect, inadequate or inappropriate use of mirrors and signals
- Non-compliance with traffic controls, e.g. road signs and markings and traffic lights
- Incorrect inadequate or inappropriate use of vehicle controls, including gears, clutch, accelerator, steering, handbrake, footbrake, and secondary controls
- Excessive speed for the road or traffic conditions
- Failure to yield the right of way to others
- Lack of competence in the reverse and turnabout manoeuvres
With the right guidance you can pass your driving test first time! All Instructors on this website are highly recommended and many have a 90% Test Pass Rate. Book here today.