DVSA PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST - PASS AND FAIL INFORMATION

 

 

Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving, including when you are carrying out the set manoeuvres.  

 

The examiner will record any MINOR, SERIOUS or DANGEROUS driving faults on the DVSA iPad.     

 

The examiner will verbally inform you of your test result at the end of the test, your driving instructor can be present for the debrief if you wish.   

 

The DVSA will provide you with confirmation of the driving test result via email, this will reach you approximately 1-hour after the test. 

 

 


 

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TO PASS YOUR DVSA PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST 

 

You must not exceed 15 MINOR driving faults

or

you must not make a single SERIOUS driving fault

or

you must not make a single DANGEROUS driving fault

 

If you pass and have a photocard driving licence issued after 1st March 2004 the examiner will ask you if you want your full driving licence issued to you automatically. If you want to use this service, the examiner will take your old licence off you, scan the details and send them electronically to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You will then be given a pass certificate to prove you passed your test. The DVLA will then send you your new full licence by post within four weeks of you passing your practical test. There is no cost involved to change a provisional photocard licence to a full photocard licence.  

If you pass your test but do not want to use this automatic service, or have a licence issued before 1st March 2004, you will be given a pass certificate by the examiner. On the back of the pass certificate it tells you what you need to do next. This involves sending your licence and appropriate fee to DVLA who will then check your application and issue you with a new full licence.


 

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YOU WILL FAIL YOUR DVSA PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST

 

If you exceed 15 MINOR driving faults 

 or

make a single SERIOUS driving fault

If you make a SERIOUS driving fault, the examiner will allow the test to continue in order for you to gain valuable practical driving test experience.  

or 

make a single DANGEROUS driving fault. 

If you make a DANGEROUS driving fault, the examiner will terminate the test immediately and a walk back to the DSA Test Centre will subsequently follow.  

 

 

If you FAIL your practical driving test, your driving test email will show you where you made any MINOR, SERIOUS or DANGEROUS driving faults.

 

 

At this point it is advisable that you seek professional advice to eliminate any further practical driving test disappointment. 

 

 

For your information: You can book another DVSA Practical Driving Test via the internet or by telephone on the same day after failing your test.

Please note: The DVSA will not allow you to take another DVSA Practical Driving Test until ten clear working days have passed from your failed test date. Saturday is classed as a working day. 

Please note: Bookings will be subject to DVSA Practical Driving Test availability. 

 


 
 
 
THE TEN MOST COMMON REASONS FOR FAILING THE DRIVING TEST

 

* OBSERVATION AT JUNCTIONS – ineffective or bad observation / lack of distance and traffic flow judgement. 

* REVERSE PARKING – ineffective observation / loss of control / lack of accuracy.

* USE OF MIRRORS – not checking often enough / not acting on the information received.

* GENERAL REVERSING – ineffective observation / loss of control / lack of accuracy. 

* INCORRECT USE OF SIGNALS – giving misleading signals / forgetting to cancel a signal.

* MOVING OFF AND STOPPING – ineffective observation / loss of control / inappropriate signals when and where necessary. 

* INCORRECT POSITIONING ON THE ROAD – at roundabouts / junctions / wider roads / long bends.

* LACK OF STEERING CONTROL – steering too early / too late / too abruptly.

* INCORRECT POSITIONING FOR TURNING RIGHT – at junctions / roundabouts / one-way streets.

* INAPPROPRIATE SPEED – driving too slow (hesitancy) / driving too fast (use of speed).

 

 

 

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