You must have passed your theory element before you can apply for your Practical Driving Test. Both tests have to be passed within a two year period.
You must be able to drive:
* Consistently well and with confidence
* Without assistance and guidence from your instructor
If you can't you are not ready for the test. Wait until you are ready, it will save you time and money. Your instructor has the knowledge and skills to tell you when your ready to take the test.
Fees information can be found at:
Address - D.V.T.A
51 Rathfriland Road
The cost currently stands at £45.50 (Monday - Friday) and £62.50 (Saturday)
On the day bring along your Provisional Driving License and theory test pass certificate. The driving test will last for about 40 minutes - you will be asked to read a car number plate 20.5 metres (67 feet) away from it. If you fail the eyesight test, you will have failed the driving test, your test will go no further.
At the start of the test the examiner will ask you one of each of the following:
* to explain how you would carry out a certain safety check
* to demonstrate how you would carry out certain safety checks.
Driving examiners are trained to look for the perfect driver. At the moment of getting into the car every test candidate is considered to be perfect. Any deviations from this perfection are graded into three categories of fault, driving, serious and dangerous.
Faults are graded and reported on the Driving Test report form, as they occur. Before any minor deviation from perfect is marked on the form, the examiner must consider its significance to the overall performance. In theory, a candidate could have numerous faults recorded and still pass the test. However, anyone commiting a significant number of minor errors is almost certainly likely to commit a more serious one during the test.