Practical Driving Test In Preston and Chorley

Practical Driving Test in Preston
Preston Driving Test Centre


The Practical Driving Test

The purpose of a driving test is to check if you can drive safely and perform manoeuvres correctly.

  • The driving test lasts approximately 40 minutes.
  • The first part of your driving test will consist of an eyesight check. You must be able to read a car registration plate at a distance of 20.5 metres.
  • The second part of the driving test consists of answering two vehicle safety check questions correctly (This is also known as Show Me, Tell Me). If you fail to answer two questions correctly you will receive 2 driving faults/errors, these will be added on to your final driving faults at the end of the test.
  • If you commit less than 15 faults you will still pass your driving test. If you receive 16 or more faults you will fail your driving test. If you commit any serious or dangerous faults during your driving test you will fail your test.
  • During your driving test you will be examined on two of the following exercises :

    1. Turn In The Road (also known as 3 point turn).

    2. Reverse Parking.

    3. Reversing around a corner.

  • You may also be asked to perform an emergency stop
  • After the driving test the driving examiner will go through any faults you have made and will then tell you whether you have passed or failed.


Documents Required For The Driving Test

Before you take your driving test you will be asked to provide the following documents to show to the driving examiner

  • Provisional Driving Licence (The Photo Card and the Green Counterpart).

If you have an old style provisional driving licence (which does not have a photo), you will need to bring additional identification with you, such as a passport.

How City Driving School will prepare you for your Practical Driving Test

City Driving School instructors will assess your driving strengths and areas for development on your first lesson. The driving instructors will train you to become a safe driver and make sure that you are able to perform the manoeuvres to a driving test standard. City Driving School instructors also provide a number of mock driving tests to check your driving progress and will help you to arrange your driving test.

Cost and Booking a Practical Driving Test

The price of a standard driving test is :

  1. 62.00 - Weekdays
  2. 75.00 - Evenings or Weekends

To book a practical driving test you need to have passed your theory test and have your theory test certificate number. You will also need to have your provisional driving licence number.

  1. You can book online : Click here to book practical test
  2. You can book over the phone : 0300 200 1122 (Open Monday to Friday 8.00am till 6.00pm)
  3. You will require a credit/debit card if you are booking your driving test online or over the phone.

Local Driving Test Centres

Chain Caul Road

Rossall Road
PR06 0BT

50 Preston New Road
BB02 6AH

Government Buildings
Warbreck Hill Road
FY02 0XE

Our aim is for you to pass your driving test quickly and to become a safe driver.

Please call City Driving School Preston on 01772 727390 for friendly advice, or to book your driving lessons.

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