Driving tests: prompt cards to support learner drivers who are deaf

Find out how prompt cards will be used to support you during your driving test if you’re deaf or have a hearing impairment, and download a copy of the cards.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales



When you take your car driving test, your driving examiner can use prompt cards to support you if you’re deaf or have a hearing impairment.

The prompt cards give short written instructions and diagrams so you know what you need to do.

If you’re a driving instructor

You can use these prompt cards during driving lessons and mock driving tests to help your pupils if they are deaf or have a hearing impairment.

During a driving lesson, you’re supervising your pupil and must be in control of the vehicle at all times.

You must only use the cards when you are stopped and safely parked. You must not use the cards while the car is moving.

You must not use a digital version of these cards on a tablet or phone during driving lessons. It’s illegal to use a tablet when you’re supervising a provisional licence holder.

Published 24 February 2022