For Manual driving lessons, Automatic driving lessons and Crash Courses, with Male and Female Driving instructors.
As an Independent Driving School based in Stockport, We currently give Manual driving lessons and Automatic Driving Lessons in Stockport and all the surrounding areas.
Intensive driving lessons also known as (Crash Courses) are also available in Tameside and Oldham.
The Practical Driving Test
The driving test changed on the 4th October 2010
At the moment the examiner gives directions throughout the test. But during the independent drive, the candidate will have to follow traffic signs or a short series of verbal directions, or a combination of both. To help candidates understand where they are going when following verbal directions, the examiner will show a diagram. Candidates can also ask for a reminder as they drive.
The driving test is straightforward and has been designed to see if you:
can drive safely
know The Highway Code and can demonstrate this through your driving
What will the test include?
The test will include an eyesight check (if you fail this, your test will not continue).
After the eyesight test you will be asked two vehicle safety check questions.
You will then be examined on your general driving and on one reversing exercises.
Reporting for your practical test You must bring the following items with you. If you do not, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) may refuse to carry out the test and you may lose your fee.
the appropriate theory test pass certificate (or confirmation) if you are not exempt
your appointment letter
both parts of your photo card licence. If you do not take both parts of your licence your test will not take place and you will lose your fee
if you have an old-style paper licence, you must take your signed driver licence and a valid passport
Vehicle safety questions Candidates will be asked two questions, one 'show me' and one 'tell me'. One or both questions answered incorrectly will result in one driving fault being recorded.
These are basic safety checks that a driver should carry out to ensure the vehicle is safe for use. Although some checks may involve the candidate in opening the bonnet to identify where fluid levels would be checked, pupils will not be asked to touch a hot engine or physically check fluid levels.
Show me Tell Me Questions and Answers
What happens during the test? 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, including when you are carrying out the set exercises.
During the driving test the examiner will give you directions which you should follow. Test routes are designed to be as uniform as possible and will include a range of typical road and traffic conditions.
Throughout the test you should drive in the way your instructor has taught you. If you make a mistake, don't worry about it, it might be a less serious driving fault and may not affect your result. The examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of 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.
You are allowed to take someone with you on the test, this person must be over 16 years old and cannot take any part in the test.
During the test, the examiner will ask you to carry out set exercises. You will be asked to carry out 1 reversing manouvures chosen from:
Reversing around a corner
Turning in the road
You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise.
After the practical test When the driving test is over, the examiner will tell you whether you passed or failed. You can request feedback on your test from the examiner, who will then go through your performance during the test.
If you pass... If you pass and have a photocard driving licence issued after 1 March 2004 the examiner will ask you if you want your full driving licence issued to you automatically.
If you want to use this service, the examiner will take your old licence off you, scan the details and send them electronically to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You will then be given a pass certificate to prove you passed your test. DVLA will then send you your new full licence by post within four weeks of you passing your practical test.
If you pass your test but do not want to use this automatic service, or have a licence issued before 1 March 2004, you will be given a pass certificate by the examiner. On the back of the pass certificate it tells you what you need to do next. This involves sending your licence and appropriate fee to DVLA who will then check your application and issue you with a new full licence.
If you don't pass... If you dont pass the test you should ask the examiner for some feedback to help prepare yourself for your next test. Your driving report form will also show you where you made any mistakes. You can take another practical test 10 working days after your car or motorcycle test.
Anyone sitting a driving test will also get feedback on their eco-safe driving manner. If you´re sitting a driving test, you´ll also be assessed on your ability to drive or ride in a way that shows eco-safe driving techniques.
This assessment is not part of the existing assessment criteria for the practical test and you will not fail your test because you don´t demonstrate eco-safe driving techniques.
The driving examiner will assess control and planning, and at the end of the test will give you feedback, as guidance, on how efficiently you´re driving.
Driving test standards All examiners are trained to carry out the test to the same standard, they do not have pass or fail quotas. So as long as you demonstrate the standard required you will pass your driving test.
Weather conditions/ mechanical problems etc DSA do not conduct tests in bad light or in adverse weather conditions for the safety of the candidate and the examiner. The DSA will arrange another appointment at no further cost, but compensation is not payable. Candidates should call the telephone number quoted on the appointment letter to check whether their test will go ahead.
If the driving test is not completed for reasons attributable to you or your vehicle, you will have to take another test at your own cost.
Be an ´eco-safe´ driver or rider Be an ´eco-safe´ driver or rider and contribute to road safety as well as reducing your fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.
Making changes to your driving or riding style will also save you money.
Control Always try to use the vehicle controls as smoothly as possible, with particular attention to:
Starting and moving away
Driving at an appropriate speed
This reduces wear and tear on your vehicle and will help in reducing CO2.
Planning Reduce harmful emissions by anticipating road traffic conditions and acting in good time, rather than reacting to them at the last moment, especially:
Showing hazard awareness and planning
Making use of engine braking (decelerating)
Stopping the engine when appropriate
Tips for ´eco-safe´ driving and riding Follow these tips as a guide to safe driving or riding for economy:
check your tyres regularly and keep at recommended pressure
don´t carry unnecessary weight
remove roof-rack or luggage boxes when not needed to reduce air resistance
don´t exceed speed limits, accelerate gently
consider using cruise control where it would be appropriate
turn off your engine if you´re likely to have a prolonged wait
use air conditioning only when you need to
plan your route to avoid known congestion points
try to travel during off-peak times
Further information on eco-safe driving and riding is available in the leaflet ´Eco-Safe Driving - a guide to safe driving/riding for economy´. This is handed to candidates at the end of their driving test or can be downloaded.
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