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TO BOOK A DRIVING TEST FOLLOW THIS LINK [Good luck]-- Driving Standards Agency,

Below are more links to book or change your theory or practical tests online.

direct.gov.uk/book theory test

direct.gov.uk/change theory test

direct.gov.uk/book practical test

direct.gov.uk/change practical test


Official DSA Theory test DVD-ROM

The Theory Test

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The theory test must be taken and passed before you can book a Practical Driving Test. It is a multiple choice computer based test.

You will be given 50 questions of which you must answer 43 correctly to pass.

The Hazard Perception Test

This is a series of video clips showing various driving situations, you are required to recognise and react to hazards as they develop.

There are 14 clips with 15 hazards i.e. one clip has 2 hazards.

There are a number of good training aids available in the form of DVD or CD.

Both parts of your driving licence must be taken to the theory test.

The Practical Driving Test

The Driving Test will begin with an eyesight check and then vehicle safety questions. After this you will begin your Drive which will include Manoeuvres. You will pass your Driving Test if you can show the examiner the following skills:

  • drive safely
  • complete the set exercises
  • know the Highway Code and can demonstrate this through your driving

You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the driving test. However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the driving test.

Both parts of your driving licence must be taken to the practical test.

The extended practical driving test

As a disqualified driver or rider, a court can order that you return to being a learner driver and take an extended practical driving test. The test is longer and more demanding and is aimed at checking your ability to drive.

How the court decides

Courts can order that you take an extended driving test if you’re convicted of dangerous driving offences or other offences involving necessary disqualification.

What will happen

At the end of your disqualification, you’ll need to

  • apply for a provisional driving licence and drive as a learner
  • pass a theory test for the category of vehicle in which you intend to take an extended practical driving test
  • pass the extended practical driving test
  • The practical test lasts for about 70 minutes and covers a wide variety of roads, usually including dual carriageways. You are advised to prepare by taking suitable instruction from an approved driving instructor (ADI).

    There are higher fees for extended tests, so you must make it clear when you apply for a test which type of test you want.

    Driving Test Centre Location from Diamond Drive Intensive

    Driving Test Centres in Essex.

    Barking Test Centre

    84 Tanner Street, Barking, Essex IG11 8QF (Click here for a map)

    Barking test centre is located near Tanner Road. .

       

    Basildon Test Centre

    Paycocke Road, Basildon SS14 3JS (Click here for a map)

    Basildon Test Centre based on an industrial Estate. .

    Brentwood Test Centre

    89 Warley Hill, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5JN (Click here for a map)

    Brentwood test centre is located near to the train station. .

    Chelmsford Test Centre

    Synergy Centre, 4 Hoffmans Way, Chelmsford CM1 1GU (Click here for a map)

    Chelmsford test centre is located on an industrial estate just outside of the town centre. .

    Chingford Test Centre

    Doric House, 127 Station Road, Chingford E4 6AD (Click here for a map)

    Chingford test centre is located just off Station Road. .

    Colchester Test Centre

    Grange Way, Colchester, Essex CO2 8HF (Click here for a map)

    Colchester test centre is located on an industrial estate.

    Goodmayes Test Centre

    98 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, London IG3 9UZ (Click here for a map)

    Goodmayes test centre is located just off the busy High Street..

       

    Grays/Tilbury Test Centre

    Montana House, Russell Road, Tilbury RM18 7AE (Click here for a map)

    Grays/Tilbury test centre is located near to Tilbury train station and docks and close to Tilbury high street. .

       

    Hornchurch Test Centre

    75 Station Lane, Hornchurch, London RM12 6JX (Click here for a map)

    Hornchurch test centre is located just off Hornchurch high street. .

       

    Loughton Test Centre

    Crown Buildings, 283 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB (Click here for a map)

    Loughton test centre is located just off Loughton High Street. .

       

    Wanstead Test Centre

    2 Devon House, Hermon Hill, Wanstead, London E11 2AW (Click here for a map)

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