General driving

During the driving part of the practical test the examiner will ask you to drive on a route with a variety of different road conditions. The examiner will tell you in good time which way to go. If you go the wrong way do not panic the examiner is testing your ability to drive not your ability to follow directions. It is better to go the wrong way correctly than to go the right way incorrectly.

Pulling over at the side of the road

You’ll be asked to pull over and pull away during your test, including:

  • normal stops at the side of the road
  • pulling out from behind a parked vehicle
  • a hill start

You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.

If at any time you are unsure what the examiner requires do not hesitate to check what they want; the examiner appreciates that you may be nervous and will be happy to repeat or clarify any instructions given.

Driving test example