Practical Driving Test

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If you want to learn to drive efficiently and safely, contact Pass2Gether School of Motoring in Reading.
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The Practical Driving Test

Remember you cannot apply for the practical test until you have passed the theory test. You need to be able to demonstrate that you can drive the car safely and to the rules of the road. With the right preparation, practice and attitude your test can be passed with relative ease. In particular, the examiner will want to see that you can drive safely, you know the Highway Code and can apply it to your driving. Get in touch with us for more information about the practical test. We serve across Reading, Emmer Green, Caversham, Henley and the surrounding areas.

You'll be asked to perform 1 out of the 4 following driving manoeuvres:

  • Parallel parking
  • Pulling up on the right & reversing
  • Bay parking – reversing into a bay
  • Bay parking – driving into a bay
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Pass your practical test comfortably

The test routes are designed & approved locally to include a variety of road & traffic conditions.
The test is designed to ensure new drivers have the skills they need to help them through a lifetime of safe driving.
You will need to do:
  • Eye sight test
  • 1 x ‘tell me’ question at the test centre
  • The practical driving test
  • 1 x manoeuvre
  • 20 minutes independent driving – following directions from a sat nav
  • Answering 1 x ‘show me’ question whilst driving

Parking in a bay

The examiner will ask you to park in a bay – either driving in & reversing out or reversing in & driving out (the examiner will tell you which).
You do not need to park in a bay where there are vehicles in adjacent bays.
You can’t drive through a first parking bay, and then park in a bay directly in front of that. When you reverse out, you can’t go into any bays behind you.

Pull up on the right & reverse

The examiner will ask you while driving (they won’t pull over first to give the instruction) to pull up on the right when it is safe to do so, you’ll then be asked to reverse back 2 car lengths keeping reasonably close to the kerb.

Independent Driving

The examiner will pull you over before starting the independent driving part of the test. 1 in 5 tests will be following traffic signs & the remaining tests following a series of pre-set directions from a Sat Nav supplied by the examiner.


As a driver, you should recognise the importance of basic vehicle maintenance & safety.

Show me – tell me safety questions

The ‘tell me’ question will be asked at the test centre before you start driving. This may include opening the bonnet for some of the questions. You are not asked to touch a hot engine, or physically check any fluid levels.
The ‘show me’ question will be asked while you are driving & it can be asked at any time during the test, including during the independent driving part. The examiner will ask the question in a location which gives you enough chance to demonstrate the safety check. If you are not sure how to do it, the examiner will ask you to pull in & you will be asked to locate the control
Full set of possible questions
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Want to pass your practical driving test with a good score?
Call Pass2Gether School of Motoring in Reading on
07802 351 014

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