Carrying out driving tests: examiner guidance

The guidance driving examiners follow when they carry out driving tests in Great Britain. It's sometimes known as the 'DT1'.

The car driving test is changing on Monday 4 December 2017. There’ll be a new version of the DT1 (PDF, 1.6MB) from then.

  1. 1. Car driving test and extended car driving test The guidance that driving examiners should follow when conducting the practical and extended driving tests for cars.
  2. 2. Motorcycle test The guidance that driving examiners should follow when conducting the motorcycle test.
  3. 3. Car and trailer (B+E), medium and large goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle test The guidance that driving examiners should follow when conducting the B+E (car and trailer), medium and large goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle test.
  4. 4. Taxi test The guidance that driving examiners should follow when conducting the taxi test. This section is for reference only, as DVSA no longer carries out these tests.
  5. 5. Candidates with an impairment Guidance for driving examiners on candidates with an impairment.
  6. 6. Particular types of vehicle and adaptations Guidance for vehicle examiners on particular types of vehicle and adaptations.
  7. 7. General operational matters Guidance for driving examiners on general operational matters.
  8. 8. Accident and legal procedures, and other non-operational matters Guidance for driving examiners on accidents and legal procedures, and other non-operational matters
  9. 9. Data Protection Act Guidance for driving examiners on the Data Protection Act.
  10. 10. Driver CPC module 4 practical safety demonstration test Guidance for driving examiners on the Driver CPC module 4 practical safety demonstration test.
  11. Annex 1 : Safety Check Questions (Cars) An annex of DT1 containing safety check questions (cars).
  12. Annex 2: Safety check questions (motorcycles) An annex of DT1 containing safety check questions (motorcycles).
  13. Annex 3 : Safety check questions (car and trailer test (B+E)) An annex of DT1 containing safety check questions (car and trailer test (B+E)).
  14. Annex 4: Safety check questions (C & D) An annex of DT1 containing safety check questions (C & D).
  15. Annex 5: Taxi test cabology questions & taxi specifications An annex of DT1 containing taxi test cabology questions & taxi specifications.
  16. Annex 6: Guide to assessment and marking An annex of DT1 containing a guide to assessment and marking.
  17. Annex 7: Test wordings (all categories) An annex of DT1 containing test wordings (all categories).
  18. Annex 8: Safety check questions (categories C1+E, C+E, D1+E, D+E) An annex of DT1 containing safety check questions (categories C1+E, C+E, D1+E, D+E).