Driving Tests

The Driving Standards Agency DVSA are responsible for all UK driving test.

The Theory test

The Driving Standards Agency DVSA are responsible for all UK driving tests. Before any UK citizen is able to drive a car on UK public roads they must first hold a valid UK License.

To pass the driving test you are required to be able:

  • Drive Safely
  • Apply and Show your knowledge of the highway code
  • Handle a range of driving conditions
  • Perform any required exercises by the Examiner
  • From Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving.

    The Theory test

    The Driving Standards Agency DVSA are responsible for all UK driving tests. Before any UK citizen is able to drive a car on UK public roads they must first hold a valid UK License.

    To pass the driving test you are required to be able:

  • Drive Safely
  • Apply and Show your knowledge of the highway code
  • Handle a range of driving conditions
  • Perform any required exercises by the Examiner
  • From Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres. The changes are designed to make sure new drivers have the skills they’ll need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving.

    The key changes are:

    Independent driving part of the test will increase to 20 minutes. You will be required to drive without turn-by-turn directions from the examiner.
    Following directions from a sat nav. The examiner will provide a TomTom Start 52 (which we also have for you to get used to). You will be asked to follow directions. One in 5 tests will not use the sat nav.
    Reversing manoeuvres will be changed. You will be asked to do one of three possible manoeuvres. 1) parallel park at the side of the road, 2) park in a bay, 3) pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for 2 car lengths and rejoin the traffic.
    Answering a vehicle safety question while you’re driving. The examiner will ask you 2 vehicle safety questions during your driving test – these are known as the “show me, tell me” questions.

    Since January 1992, Drivers who have been disqualified are required to take an extended test. This will last approximately 70 minutes unlike the standard 40 minutes of a normal driving test.

    Disqualified drivers should seek the counsel of a qualified driving instructor in order to prepare them for the extended test.

    We are primarily based in the Bromsgrove and Redditch area, and cover the following districts:

    Areas & Postcodes we cover
    B60 Bromsgrove, B61 Bromsgrove, B48 Alvechurch, B80 Studley, B96 Redditch, B97 Redditch, B98 Redditch. Please don't hesitate to contact me.