show me tell me questionsWhat happens during the Practical Driving Test

The practical test is designed to assess:

  • safe driving
  • grasp of manoeuvres
  • good decision making and fast judgement
  • knowledge of road rules
  • knowledge of road signs

Practical tests include:

  • an eyesight check
  • two ‘show me, tell me’ questions
  • practical driving
  • independent driving and decision making
  • 1 manoeuvre
  • a possible planned emergency stop

For more information on ‘show me, tell me’ questions, check out this AA video.

The driving part of your test will last around 40 minutes. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving.