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Automatic Driving Lessons in Leicester


Automatic Driving Lessons in Leicester

If you are wanting to pass your UK driving test then first you have to pass your theory test (which includes hazard perception) and then you can take your UK practical driving test. Once you have completed your theory test you are free to apply for a practical driving test as long as your driving instructor says that you are ready –obviously there is no point in taking the test if you are not quite up to the right standard – your approved driving instructor will be able to advise you.
If you are planning to take automatic driving lessons in Leicester and book an automatic test then you will only be allowed to drive an automatic car until such time as you pass in a manual car.
You will need to present yourself at the test centre about 10 minutes before your test time and wait in the waiting room with other candidates about to take the test. The examiner will enter the room, call your name and ask to see your provisional licence and will ask you to sign the insurance and residency declaration. They will then ask if you want your accompanying driver/instructor to accompany you on the driving test or if you want them to be present for the debrief at the end. As you walk out of the waiting room with the examiner they will introduce themselves to you. They will then take you to a suitable place to read a number plate 20 metres away before reaching your car. At your car they will ask you the “tell me” vehicle check question.
The driving test itself  lasts for about 38-40 minutes of driving. Of  that time half will involve the driving test examiner giving directions on a turn by turn basis. The other half is called independent driving. On most practical tests this will involve following instructions from a satnav – the examiner will provide a TomTom  model. For one test out of every five the independent driving  instead involves following road signs towards a particular destination.
During the test you will normally also be asked to pull up several times at the side of the road on the left. One of these will usually be on a hill and one time close to another car (angled start).  During the test you will be asked one “show me” question you may also be asked to do a controlled stop (commonly called the emergency stop). Only one test out of every three involves an emergency stop so you may find in fact that you don’t need to do one on your test. In addition you will be asked to do one manoeuvre involving reversing – either
·        pull up on the right, reverse for two car lengths, pull away again
·        drive forward into a parking bay and reverse out
·        reverse park (either into a car parking bay at the test centre or by pulling up alongside another car in the road and reversing into a car space)
The test is exactly the same for manual and automatic cars.
At the end of the test you the examiner will advise you whether you have passed. If you have passed the examiner will offer to send off for your new full driving  licence for you (he will then keep your provisional licence which will be destroyed) and give you your pass certificate.

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