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Learning to drive with Hillhead SoM will ensure that you'll always be kept informed about all the latest changes implemented on both Theory and Driving test by the DSA. You'll receive help and advice on how to best prepare yourself for the tests, updates on your progress and your instructor will always be on hand to help you in every step along the way.

The theory tests

Before you can apply for a driving test you must pass a theory test. This however does not mean you cannot start to learn to drive. The theory test is in two parts, Part One is the multiple-choice: 50 questions of which you must get at least 43 correct. Part Two is the hazard perception test: You'll be shown 14 short video clips, there are 15 developing hazards that you will identify and respond to by clicking on the mouse of the computer. The quicker your response time, the higher your score. The pass mark is 44 out of a possible 75.

For more details on the theory test, click here.

The most cost effective way to revise for the test is done at home with the following books:

  • The Oficial DSA Theory Test For Car Drivers
  • Know Your Traffic Signs
  • The Highway Code
  • The Official Guide To Driving
  • You will be given the result immediatly after the test, you must pass both parts of the test at the same time. When you pass you will be given a pass certificate, which allows you to book your Practical Test.

    Practical driving tests

    The driving test is straightforward. It is designed to see if you can drive safely, know the Highway Code and can demonstrate this through your driving. Test routes are designed to be as uniform as possible and include a range of typical road and traffic conditions. You will be given directions by the Driving Examiner in good time and asked to carry out set exercises; these will be two reverse manoeuvres, of the four below:

  • Turn in the Road
  • Reverse around a corner
  • Reverse Parallel Park
  • Bay Reverse Park
  • You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise.. The driving test lasts approximately 38 / 40 minutes (extended tests will last about 70 minutes) To book your test online www.dsa.gov.uk

    Before you start your driving test the examiner will ask you two safety checks questions about the vehicle. If you fail to get one of the questions correct you could be given a minor fault. You are allowed a maximum of 15 minor/driver faults during the practical driving test but if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will not be successful. At the end of the driving test the driving examiner will inform you whether you have passed or failed.

    What's more, the first lesson is free. So, why not start today!
    To book online, simply press the "call me back" tab and we will ring you back!

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