Kingsfleet Driving School Felixstowe

Kingsfleet School of Motoring - Driving Test Info

The Theory Test
The Theory Test starts with a 50 question multiple-choice test. The questions are based on the Highway Code and other road safety issues. The test lasts 57 minutes and is taken using a touch screen computer. You must score a minimum of 43 correct questions to pass this part of the test.

Before the test starts you will be given instructions on how the test works. You can also choose to go through a practice session of the multiple choice questions to get used to the layout of the test.

Once you have completed this part of the test you will be permitted a short break, after which the hazard perception part of the test will begin. You will be shown a short video clip explaining how the test works and what is required of you.

The test itself consists of 14 video clips which feature every day road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards.

To achieve a high score you will need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five.

You will not be able to review your answers to the hazard perception test; as on the road, you will only have one chance to respond to the developing hazard. The pass mark for the car hazard perception part of the Theory Test is 44 out of 75.

You must pass both parts of the theory test in order to pass the test overall. Fail one part of the test and both parts will have to be re-taken.

The Practical Driving Test
This aims to test your capacity to drive safely in a variety of road traffic situations. At the start of the test you will be required to read a car number plate from a distance of 20.5 metres. You will then be asked two questions from the show me, tell me question bank.

The driving part of the test will then follow. This last around 40 minutes. As well as proving yourself a safe and competent driver you will also have to successfully perform one of the reversing manoeuvres and possible a emergency stop.

You will also be required to drive independently for around 10 minutes following road signs or a series of directions. To watch a DSA produced video on independent driving.

You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test. If at any time your Examiner considers you to be a danger to other road users your test will be stopped.