Your Driving Life
A provisional licence is a legal requirement that can be applied for three months before your 17th birthday. You can do this online or with the D1 form that you can get from post offices. It is also necessary to fill out some forms to confirm your identity. Your provisional licence costs £50.00. Once you’re 17 and have signed your provisional licence, you can start driving and take your Theory Test.
To be a good driver it is essential to understand road signs, be able to anticipate dangers and follow the rules of the road which are critical to a driver throughout their driving life. The test is made up of two parts – a hazard perception section and a multiple choice section. Both parts must be passed before your driving test can be booked. The Hazard perception requires 44 marks out of the possible 75. The marks needed to pass a theory test is 43marks out of a possible 50.
At BOSS driving school we uphold professional standards and expect full effort and continuity from our pupils. The lessons are tailored for you and therefore we will be tracking your progress, to ensure that your skills are constantly improving. If your at all anxious or nervous about the driving experience it is no problem, give us a call for reassurance: 01708 521339.
Your Practical Test
Completing your practical test is about proving your driving skills to the examiner. Confidence and safety is crucial to you success. So providing your well prepared the test is clear-cut.
The practical test lasts 40minutes and is conducted by a DSA examiner. They will instruct you where to drive and what man oeuvres to do. Before setting off the examiner will set you an eye sight test. Usually reading a number plate from 20m. The examiner will then ask you three/four questions about your car (under the bonnet) and road safety. ‘Show me, Tell me’ question sheets will be provided before the test for revision.
Once passed it can feel rather daunting having to drive independently and on motor ways. Completing the pass pass is a series of extra lessons that expands the learning of a new driver. It includes driving on:
- Towns and cities
- Country lanes
- Night driving
Its not an essential to have pass plus, although it provides a good set of skills that can be referred to throughout the rest of your driving life.