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The practical driving test is designed to see if you:  can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions  know the Highway Code and can show this through your driving ability  As long as you show the standard required, you’ll pass your driving test.  You must bring:  Your theory test pass certificate (or confirmation) if you’re not exempt from  taking the theory test  both parts of your driving licence - the photo-card and the paper counterpart  What happens during the test  Before you start the driving ability part of your test, you’ll have an eyesight check  and be asked 2 vehicle safety questions.  Eyesight check  You’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of:  20 metres for vehicles with a new-style number plate  20.5 metres for vehicles with an old-style number plate  You can write down what you see if you can’t speak English or have difficulty  reading.  Vehicle safety questions: ‘show me, tell me’  You’ll be asked 2 vehicle safety questions. These are also known as the ‘show me,  tell me’ questions.  The examiner will ask you one ‘show me’ question, where you’ll have to show  them how you’d carry out a vehicle safety check.  You’ll also be asked one ‘tell me’ question, where you’ll have to explain to the  examiner how you’d carry out the check.  Find all the questions below  The driving ability part  The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes. Throughout the test your  examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving.  Your general driving ability  During your test the examiner will give you directions that you should follow.  You’ll drive in various road and traffic conditions. You should drive in the way your  instructor has trained you.  It should include:  normal stops  an angle start (pulling out from behind a parked vehicle)  a hill start  You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.  Reversing your vehicle safely  You’ll have to show how well you can reverse your vehicle. The examiner will ask  you to do one of the following exercises:  reversing around a corner  turning in the road  reverse parking - either into a parking bay, or parallel parking at the side of the  road  Independent driving section  Your driving test will include around 10 minutes of independent driving. It’s  designed to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions on your  own.  If you make mistakes  Carry on if you make a mistake, because if it’s not a serious mistake it might not  affect your result.  Your examiner will stop your test if they think your driving is a danger to other  road users.  Taking someone with you  Your examiner will ask if you want your instructor, or another person, to:  sit in the back of your car during your driving test  be with you after the test for the result and feedback  This person will usually be your driving instructor, but it could also be a relative  or friend.  They must be over 16 and can’t take any part in the test.  The examiner’s supervisor  The examiner’s supervisor may come along as well. They will be watching the  examiner’s performance, not yours. The supervisor won’t have any say in how  you’re tested or in your result.     
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