Driving test: independent driving diagram example

An example of the route diagrams that driving examiners can use to help you understand where you’re going when following verbal directions.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales


Independent driving route diagram example

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The independent driving part of the car driving test works differently, and you won’t be shown a diagram.

All other types of driving test will include around 10 minutes of independent driving. You’ll have to drive independently by either following:

  • traffic signs
  • a series of directions
  • a combination of both

To help you understand where you’re going when following verbal directions, the examiner can show you a diagram. This is an example of the type of diagram they will use.

Published 1 August 2009
Last updated 4 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated to make it clear that the independent driving route diagrams won't be used in car driving tests from 4 December 2017.

  2. First published.