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Theory Test

Preparing for your Theory Test

You need to do a lot of research into all aspects of driving there are books out there to help you, the two main books I use are

Driving the Essential Skills

Know your Traffic Signs

Also there are various DVD's the one I use is called Driving Tests all Tests by Focus.

All these are available from Amazon and most good book stores.


Theory test

Since 1996, learner drivers and riders have to pass a theory test before booking a practical driving test. The test covers all aspects of driving theory such as attitude, safety, handling, rules of the road, traffic and road signs and so on.

The test is delivered using a touch screen computer for the multiple choice part and clicking on a mouse for the hazard perception part of the test.

The theory test is delivered at 158 locations throughout the UK. Arrangements are available to support candidates with a variety of special needs. Tests can now be delivered in 20 languages as well as English.

Practical tests

There are separate tests for all types of vehicle — cars, motorcycles, large goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles. During practical tests, learner drivers must demonstrate to the examiner that they can drive safely, complete certain manoeuvres and demonstrate an understanding of the Highway Code.

All the practical driving or motorcycle tests are designed to be reflective of modern driving and riding conditions. This ensures that the candidate is given every opportunity to demonstrate their skill and knowledge.

DSA examiners carry out tests at over 400 centres. Senior Examiner staff regularly accompany driving examiners on tests to ensure uniformity and a quality customer service.

Source DSA

Stewart is always friendly, understanding and helpful with me while learning to drive. He helped me pass my test first time. I would recommend Stewart to any one learning to drive.
Thank you Harry

Harry Graves passed on 21 October 2014

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