Guidance for driving examiners carrying out driving tests (DT1)

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Annex 7: Test wordings (all categories)

An annex of DT1 containing test wordings (all categories).

A7.01 Test wordings for cars (all vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes)

7.01 Test wording - cars (all vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes)

Preliminaries

Good morning/afternoon Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms ……..May I see your driving licence and your photo ID please (and if required: also your TT pass certificate please).

Mr/……..would you read and sign this insurance and residency declaration please?

Is your name and address still the same as on your driving licence? (Examiner: you will need to be aware of this for the end of test procedure).

Would you like your instructor/accompanying driver to accompany you on test and be there for the result and end of test feedback. (The DL25 must be marked as accompanied)

If, candidate says ‘no’. Ask: Would you like your instructor/accompanying driver to be there at the end of test for the result and feedback

Note: Observer on Test wordings apply to Category ‘B’ tests only

Thank you, will you lead the way to your car please.

In an effort to create a more relaxed and informal atmosphere during the test, examiners are encouraged to introduce themselves and use the candidate’s first name, provided there is no objection.

As self-introduction works best when it is spontaneous the examiner should decide whether to do it on the way to the car, or wait until seated inside it. Examiners are encouraged to use a form of words that suits their own style and personality. The following examples are for guidance only:

I’m………, I see your first name is………May I call you……………….?

My name is……….would you object to me calling you…………..?

I’d like to introduce myself, my name is…….do you mind if I call you………?

My name is………….what would you prefer me to call you?

A pre-test brief should be offered. This can be given during the walk to the car, or, if the distance is short, in the car. This should outline what will happen during the drive, for example:

The test will last about 38-40 minutes and will include about 10 minutes of independent driving and various roads and traffic conditions. I will ask you to complete one manoeuvre and we may carry out an emergency stop. The sort of things you have been practising with your instructor/accompanying driver.

Which car are you using?

Will you read the number of ………..car……………..

Now I should like to ask you a few questions about your vehicle and other matters relating to vehicle safety. If you would like to make yourself comfortable in your car now please, I will join you in a moment.

General directions

Throughout the drive continue ahead, unless traffic signs direct you otherwise, and when I want you to turn left or right I will tell you in plenty of time. Move off when you are ready, please.

Normal stops;

Pull up on the left at a safe place, please

Or

Pull up along here, just before………..please.

Drive on when you are ready, please.

Take the next road on the left/right, please.

Will you take the second road on the left/right, please. (If necessary add this is the first.)

At the end of the road turn left/right, please.

At the roundabout..

turn left please (it is the first exit)

follow the road ahead (it is the second exit)

turn right please (it is the third exit).

(Additional information should be given if necessary to assist the driver to plan their route through the hazard. Examples are in brackets above).

Independent drive section

Follow signage

Pull up on the left please (either specify location or use normal stop wordings) Shortly, I’d like you to drive for some distance independently.
I’d like you to follow the traffic signs for ……………………………please. Continue to follow the signs until I tell you otherwise.
Drive on when you are ready NB. If using more than one destination sign, there is no need to pull up to change the destination Thank you, that’s the end of the independent driving. I will direct you as normal from now on. Independent Drive Section

Verbal directions

Pull up on the left please (either specify location or use normal stop wordings) Shortly, I’d like you to drive for some distance independently.
I’d like you to follow a series of directions. Would you like to see a diagram? The directions are ……………………………………. e.g. At the end of the road turn right, at the roundabout follow the road ahead and then take the next road on the left.
Can you repeat those back to me please. (So, that you know candidate has understood the directions) Thank you. Drive on when you are ready.

Emergency stop

Pull up on the left please (either specify location or use normal stop wordings) Shortly I shall ask you to carry out an emergency stop. When I give this signal, (simultaneously demonstrate, and say) ‘Stop’, I’d like you to stop as quickly and as safely as possible. Before giving the signal I shall look round to make sure it is safe, but please wait for my signal before doing the exercise.

Do you understand the instructions?

Thank you. I will not ask you to do that exercise again. Drive on when you are ready.

Body of the test

Left-hand reverse

Pull up along here just before you reach the next road on the left, please.

I should like you to reverse into this road on the left. Drive past it and stop, then back in keeping reasonably close to the kerb.

Right-hand reverse

Pull up on the left before you reach the next road on the right, please.

I should like you to reverse into that road on the right. Continue driving on the left until you are past it then pull up on the right just past the junction, back in and continue well down the side road, keeping reasonably close to the right-hand kerb.

Reverse parking

Would you pull up on the left well before you get to the next parked car, please. This is the reverse parking exercise. Would you drive forward and stop alongside the car ahead. Then reverse in and park reasonably close to and parallel with the kerb. Try to complete the exercise within about two car lengths.

Reverse Parking - car park (This can be carried out at the beginning or the end of the test).

Beginning of the test

Would you pull forward either to the left or the right so that your wheels are straight, then reverse into a convenient parking bay. Finish within one of the bays.

End of the test

I should like you to reverse park in the car park. Drive forward into the car park, then reverse into a convenient parking bay. Finish within one of the bays.

Turn in the road

Would you pull up on the left just past the …….please.

I’d like you to turn your car around to face the opposite way, try not to touch the kerbs when you’re turning.

Angle start

Pull up on the left just before you get to the next parked car, please. (If necessary add: leave enough room to move away.)

Hill start - (Use the ‘normal stop’ wording, or specify the place.)

(Home tests categories F, G, H & K only) Please switch off the engine - now I should like to ask you a few questions on the Highway Code and other motoring matters and for you to identify some traffic signs for me.

End of the test pass

Please switch off the engine and give me a moment to complete my paperwork.

(If the test was not accompanied and the instructor/accompanying driver comes over to the vehicle to listen to the conclusion of the test, the examiner should confirm with the candidate they want their instructor/accompanying driver present)

That’s the end of the test and I’m pleased to say you’ve passed. Now that you will be driving on your own, I’d like you to be aware of/that…..Feedback as appropriate:

(If ADI present) I’m really pleased your instructor is here. And I’m sure he/she will be able to help you further.

May I see your driving licence again please? Would you like your full licence sent to you automatically? I will need to keep your old licence.

(If the candidate declines - inform them that the pass certificate only lasts for 2 years therefore they should apply for their full licence as soon as possible).

Please read the health declaration and sign the bottom of the test report

Here is your pass certificate - you should receive your new licence within about 20 working days. If you have any problems there are contact details on the back.

Here is a copy of your test report

As a new driver there are some very important details you need to know. Ask your instructor for details or visit the GOV.UK website. Eco feedback

Please take time to discuss eco-safe driving with your instructor and learn how you can save money.

Goodbye

End of test fail

Please switch off the engine and give me a moment to complete my paperwork.

(If the test was not accompanied and the instructor/accompanying driver comes over to the vehicle to listen to the conclusion of the test, the examiner should confirm with the candidate they want their instructor/accompanying driver present)

Note: The debrief box should only be marked if the accompanying driver is present for the debrief

That’s the end of the test and I’m sorry you haven’t passed. To help you I’ll explain why.

Give feedback.

(The feedback should include all serious and dangerous faults. If the candidate fails on an accumulation of more than 15 driving faults only, then all the driving faults need explaining).

Here’s a copy of your test report.

(If ADI present) I’m really pleased your instructor is here. And I’m sure he/she will be able to help you further.

Eco feedback

Please take time to discuss eco-safe driving with your instructor and learn how you can save money.

Goodbye

As part of the test conclusion, examiners should also ask any survey questions in line with latest instructions and C O B notices

A7.02 Test wordings for motorcycles

MODULE 1

The examiner should ask for the candidate by name, greet them pleasantly, and then:

Ask the candidate for and check their:

  • driving licence, (and if not a photo licence, then a valid passport)
  • theory test (TT) pass certificate
  • CBT certificate (If applicable)

All three documents must be valid.

Please read and sign the residency and insurance declaration on the DL25MC.

Once checked all documents must be returned to the candidate.

On Module one there is no requirement to carry out an eyesight test or ask safety & balance questions.

The candidate should then be directed to the MMA (motorcycle manoeuvring area). At some casual sites the candidate may need to be fitted with a radio at this point.

General directions

Whilst on the motorcycle manoeuvring area, ride as if you are on the public road including carrying out any necessary safety checks and avoiding contact with any of the marker cones.

Please park your machine forwards in either of the two bays formed by the green marker cones and place it on the stand.

Manual handling

I would like you to take your machine off the stand and wheel it backwards out of this bay, then wheel it backwards into the bay formed by the green marker cones on your right/left and put your machine back on the stand.

Slow control steering

This is the slow control and steering exercise. Look at this diagram and I will explain what is required. At present you are here.

When I ask you, I would like you to ride between the yellow marker cones as this line shows. Begin by riding between the first and second marker cones. When you reach the two blue marker cones, ride in a figure of eight for two complete circuits. Don’t worry if you lose count. I will signal you to pull up close to where I will be standing when you have completed the exercise.

Start the exercise when you are ready.

Slow ride

I would like you to demonstrate your ability to ride as in slow moving traffic. When I ask you, move off and ride slowly in a straight line pulling up near the box formed by the blue marker cones ready for the U Turn exercise.

U Turn

This is the U Turn exercise. I would like you to ride your machine in a ‘U’ turn between the yellow/white lines, pulling up on the opposite side please. Remember to regard this as a public highway.

Start the exercise when you are ready.

Cornering and controlled stop

I would like you to ride a left / right circuit as the red line shows. Enter and leave the bend between the red and blue marker cones. You should aim to achieve a speed of about 30 to 50km/h (20 to 30mph) as you ride through the speed measuring device. Your speed will not be recorded for this exercise.

Once you have passed the speed measuring device brake to a normal stop, pulling up under full control with the front wheel within the area formed by the four blue marker cones.

If you look over there, you will see the stopping area formed by the blue marker cones.

Start the exercise when you are ready.

After the exercise the candidate should be asked to turn their machine around, taking as much space as necessary so they are in position to begin the next exercise. (Examiners should be ready to move the cones out of the way if this makes the turn more convenient, the first two cones should be stacked on the second two cones ready for the subsequent exercises.)

Cornering and emergency stop

Look at this diagram and I will explain what is required. At present you are here.

I would like you to ride a left / right circuit as this red line shows. Enter and leave the bend between the red and blue marker cones. As you go around the bend try and attain a minimum speed of 30kph (about 19mph). When you reach the speed measuring device, you are required to be travelling at a minimum speed of 50 kph, (About 32mph).

I will then give you a signal to stop, as in an emergency. The signal will be like this. (Demonstrate).

When I do that, stop as quickly and safely as possible, wherever you are on the area. (Examiners should position themselves near the stopping box area to give the emergency stop signal)

Have you any questions? Ride on when you are ready.

Thank you. I will not ask you to do that exercise again.

After the exercise the candidate should be asked to turn their machine around, taking as much space as necessary so they are in position to begin the next exercise.

Cornering and hazard avoidance

Look at this diagram and I will explain what is required. At present you are here.

I would like you to ride a left / right circuit, as this green line shows. Enter and leave the bend between the red and blue marker cones. As you go around the bend try and attain a minimum speed of 30kph (about 19mph). When you reach the speed measuring device, you are required to be travelling at a minimum speed of 50kph (about 32mph) before steering a course between the blue marker cones, coming to a controlled stop between the two blue marker cones.

If you look over there, you will see the avoidance and stopping area formed by the blue marker cones. Have you any questions?

Start the exercise when you are ready.

End of module one pass

Please switch off the engine and return to the test centre to complete the paper work.

(If accompanied by trainer) Would you like your (instructor/accompanying rider) to be present for the conclusion of the test? If the instructor / trainer /accompanying rider is not present the question should not be asked. If at any time the instructor/accompanying driver comes over to listen to the conclusion of the test, the examiner must ask the candidate whether they want their instructor/accompanying rider present.

The debrief box should be marked only if the accompanying rider is present for the feedback.

Complete DL25MC.

That’s the end of the module one test and I am pleased to say you have passed. However there are some rider faults recorded and for your further development I will explain them to you. (Give debrief)

May I see your driving licence again please.

Complete Module One Pass Certificate

Please read the health declaration and sign the bottom of the test report.

Issue candidate copy of the DL25MC and module one pass certificate.

Here is your module one pass certificate. You have two years from the date you passed your theory and hazard perception test to pass module two of your motorcycle test (six months from the date of passing module one for riders upgrading an existing full motorcycle / moped licence). From 19 January 2013 there are some changes to the rules for new motorcyclists that may affect you, these are explained in the motorcycle section of the GOV.UK website.

You must present this module one pass certificate to the examiner when you take your module two test.

End of module one fail

Please switch off the engine and return to the test centre to complete the paper work. (If accompanied on test) Would you like your (instructor/accompanying rider) to be present for the conclusion of the test? If the instructor / trainer /accompanying rider is not present the question should not be asked.

(If at any time the instructor/accompanying rider comes over to the machine to listen to the conclusion of the test, the examiner must ask the candidate whether they want their instructor/accompanying rider present)

That’s the end of the module one test and I’m sorry you haven’t passed. To help you I will explain why?

Would you like your (instructor/accompanying rider) to be present for the debrief.

If requested give debrief and mark the debrief box if the accompanying rider was present. The debrief should include all serious and dangerous faults. If the candidate fails on an accumulation of more than 5 riding faults only, then all the riding faults need explaining.

Module 2

The examiner should ask for the candidate by name, greet them pleasantly, and then:

Ask the candidate for their:

  • driving licence, (and if not a photo licence, then a valid passport)
  • theory test (TT) pass certificate and
  • CBT certificate (If applicable)
  • module one pass certificate

All four documents must be valid. Once checked all documents must be returned to the candidate

Ask the candidate to read and sign the residency and insurance declaration on the DL25MC

I would now like to fit the radio so that you can hear my directions during the test.

My directions will be brief and simple, for example at the end of the road, turn right. If we get separated, such as at traffic lights, it may be necessary for me to ask you to pull up on the left at a convenient place and wait until I rejoin you.

The test will last about 38-40 minutes and it will take in various roads and traffic conditions. I will be asking you to ride for a short section of the test independently before this section I will pull you up and explain what I want you to do.

Will you lead the way to your bike, please?

Which is your bike,?

Will you read the number of … car.

Walk towards your bike. To check the radio I will give you a direction and if you hear it, raise your arm, please.

The candidate should be asked 2 machine safety check questions and the balance question before moving away. To ensure uniformity the safety questions must be selected from the bank of questions listed at annex 2.

General directions

Throughout the test continue ahead, unless traffic signs direct you otherwise, and when I want you to turn left or right I will tell you in plenty of time. You may start the engine but please wait for my radio instruction before you move away.

(A further confirmation that the candidate can hear the instructions correctly should be made shortly after leaving the test centre.)

Normal stops, Angle start, Hill start; as per the car wordings.

Independent Ride Section

Verbal directions

Pull up on the left please (either specify location or use normal stop wordings) Shortly, I’d like you to ride for some distance independently.
I’d like you to follow a series of directions. Would you like to see a diagram? The directions are ……………………………………. e.g. At the end of the road turn right, at the roundabout follow the road ahead and then take the next road on the left.
Can you repeat those back to me please. (So, that you know candidate has understood the directions) Thank you. Ride on when you are ready.

Follow signage

Pull up on the left please (either specify location or at a convenient place)

Shortly, I’d like you to ride for some distance independently.

I’d like you to follow the traffic signs for ……………………………please. Continue to follow the signs until I tell you otherwise. ‘As per route advice’

If we get separated I will ask you to pull up on the left until I can rejoin you

Ride on when you are ready

NB. If using more than one destination sign, there is no need to pull up to change the destination

Thank you, that’s the end of the independent driving. I will direct you as normal from now on.

(Note Candidates should be advised that if they are having difficulty following directions in the independent section they should pull up in a safe convenient position and wait for the examiner to confirm route)

End of module 2 test pass

Please switch off the engine and return to the test centre to complete the paper work.

(If accompanied by trainer) Would you like your (instructor/accompanying rider) to be present for the conclusion of the test? If the instructor / trainer /accompanying rider is not present the question should not be asked. If at any time the instructor/accompanying driver comes over to listen to the conclusion of the test, the examiner must ask the candidate whether they want their instructor/accompanying rider present. The debrief box should be marked only if the accompanying rider is present for the feedback.

Complete DL25MC.

That’s the end of the test and I am pleased to say that you have passed - you can now (none DAS - continue to) ride unaccompanied whilst you gain experience. However there are some rider faults recorded and for your further development I will explain them to you. (Give debrief)

With regard to eco-safe riding (if appropriate) I have noted…..

May I see your driving licence again please? Would you like your full licence sent to you automatically? I will need to keep your old licence. (if the candidate declines - inform them that the pass certificate only lasts for 2 years therefore they should apply for their full licence as soon as possible).

Please read the health declaration and sign the bottom of the test report.

Here is your pass certificate - you should receive your new licence within about 20 working days. If you have any problems there are contact details on the back.

To help keep you safe talk to your instructor about the Enhanced Rider Scheme, which is designed to help you improve your riding skills and enjoy your biking safely.

Here is a copy of your test report.

There are some very important details about the restrictions that relate to your licence that you need to be aware of before you (continue to) ride unaccompanied. Please take the time to visit the GOV.UK website for details.

Ask your instructor for details.

End of module 2 test fail

Please switch off the engine and return to the test centre to complete the paper work.

(If accompanied by trainer) Would you like your (instructor/accompanying rider) to be present for the conclusion of the test? If the instructor / trainer /accompanying rider is not present the question should not be asked. If at any time the instructor/accompanying driver comes over to listen to the conclusion of the test, the examiner must ask the candidate whether they want their instructor/accompanying rider present

The debrief box should be marked only if the accompanying rider is present for the feedback.

Complete DL25MC.

That’s the end of the test and I’m sorry you haven’t passed.

To help you I will explain why

Would you like your (instructor/accompanying rider) to be present for the Debrief? If requested give debrief and mark debrief box if the accompanying rider was present. The debrief should include all serious and dangerous faults. If the candidate fails on an accumulation of more than 10 riding faults only, then all the riding faults need explaining.

In all cases an Eco-safe riding debrief should be given as follows: With regard to Eco-safe riding I have noted… (appropriate debrief)

Here is the copy of the test report. Are you going to apply for your next test by phone, post or online?

A7.03 Test wordings for - LGV/ PCV & B + E

Preliminaries

As per the car test.

Is your load secure? (Except categories C1, D1 & D)

Will you get into your vehicle and meet me on the manoeuvring area please. (If some distance away examiner will get into the vehicle).

(When entering the vehicle for the first time and if the vehicle has a tilt cab:) Is the tilt cab is locked down?

On manoevring area

All vehicles

Vehicle safety check questions

Category ‘C’ and ‘D’

I should like to put a few questions relating to the safe operation of this vehicle.

Or

Now I should like to ask you a few questions about your vehicle and other matters relating to vehicle safety.

Trailer tests (except B+E)

Now I should like to put two questions relating to appropriate safety checks you should routinely make before starting a journey.

Invite candidate to wear safety equipment.

Reversing exercise for category ‘D’ & ‘B+E’.

I’d like you to carry out the reversing exercise. If you will look at this diagram I will explain what is required.

At present you are here. When I ask you, drive forward and stop with the extreme front of your vehicle level with and between the two cones shown here as A and A1. They are the ones beyond the one with the pole. Then reverse, as the arrowed line shows, keeping the cone with the pole on your offside. Enter the bay and finish with the extreme rear of your vehicle within the yellow and yellow & black chevron stopping area. If you look to your left you will see the bay and the yellow stopping area. Do not drive further forward than cones A & A1 at any time and try not to touch any of the marker cones or cross the yellow boundary lines.Do you understand that?
Please wait for my signal before you start the exercise.

Reversing exercise for category ‘C’

I’d like you to carry out the reversing exercise. If you will look at this diagram I will explain what is required.

At present you are here. When I ask you, drive forward and stop with the extreme front of your vehicle level with and between the two cones shown here as A and A1. They are the ones beyond the one with the pole. Then reverse, as the arrowed line shows, keeping the cone with the pole on your offside. Reverse into the bay and stop with the extreme rear of your vehicle in the yellow and black-hatched area, so that you are parked safely for loading or unloading. If you look to your left you will see the bay and the yellow and black chevron stopping area. Do not drive further forward than cones A & A1 at any time and try not to touch any of the marker cones or cross the yellow boundary lines.

Do you understand that? Please wait for my signal before you start the exercise.

Note: Cones A and A1 should not be removed or re-positioned before the candidate has completed the reverse manoeuvre.

(If entering the vehicle for the first time and the vehicle has a tilt cab:) Is the tilt cab is locked down?

General directions

General route and other directions/instructions should be as per the car test. Additionally:

LGV Tests - Obey all ‘Weight Restrictions’ unless I specifically tell you otherwise. (Only mention if weight restriction/s are on the route being used)

PCV Tests - You would be expected to use bus lanes as appropriate. (Only mention if bus lane/s are on the route being used)

Vehicles drawing trailers

Park in a convenient place (usually at the end of the area away from the reversing box) then:

I’d like you to uncouple the trailer, drive the towing vehicle forward, then park it either to the left or the right of the trailer.

I’d like you to re-couple the trailer assuming it is a different one to the one you uncoupled and make it safe for the road. When you’ve finished return to the cab.

End of the test pass

Please switch off the engine and give me a moment to complete my paperwork. (If the test was not accompanied and the instructor/accompanying driver comes over to the vehicle to listen to the conclusion of the test, the examiner should confirm with the candidate they want their instructor/accompanying driver present)

That’s the end of the test and I’m pleased to say you’ve passed. Now that you will be driving on your own, I’d like you to be aware of/that…..Feedback as appropriate:

(If instructor present) I’m really pleased your instructor is here. And I’m sure he/she will be able to help you further.

May I see your driving licence again please? Would you like your full licence sent to you automatically? I will need to keep your old licence.

(If the candidate declines - inform them that the pass certificate only lasts for 2 years therefore they should apply for their full licence as soon as possible).

Please read the health declaration and sign the bottom of the test report

Here is your pass certificate - you should receive your new licence within about 20 working days. If you have any problems there are contact details on the back.

Here is a copy of your test report

As a new driver there are some very important details you need to know. Ask your instructor for details Please take the time to visit the GOV.UK website.

Eco feedback

Please take time to discuss eco-safe driving with your instructor and learn how you can save money.

Goodbye

End of the test fail

Please switch off the engine and give me a moment to complete my paperwork.
(If the test was not accompanied and the instructor/accompanying driver comes over to the vehicle to listen to the conclusion of the test, the examiner should confirm with the candidate they want their instructor/accompanying driver present)

Note: The debrief box should only be marked if the accompanying driver is present for the debrief

That’s the end of the test and I’m sorry you haven’t passed.

To help you I’ll explain why.

Give feedback. (The feedback should include all serious and dangerous faults. If the candidate fails on an accumulation of more than 15 driving faults only, then all the driving faults need explaining).

Here’s a copy of your test report.

(If instructor present) I’m really pleased your instructor is here. And I’m sure he/she will be able to help you further. Eco feedback
Please take time to discuss eco-safe driving with your instructor and learn how you can save money.

Goodbye

As part of the test conclusion, examiners should also ask any survey questions in line with latest instructions and C O B notices

A7.04 Test wordings for driver cpc practical safety demonstration test

Preliminaries

Good morning/afternoon Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms…………May I see your driving licence and your photo ID please.

…………..would you read and sign this insurance and residency declaration please?

Thank you, will you lead the way to your vehicle please.

In an effort to create a more relaxed and informal atmosphere during the test, examiners are encouraged to introduce themselves and use the candidate’s first name, provided there is no objection.

As self-introduction works best when it is spontaneous the examiner should decide whether to do it on the way to the vehicle, or wait until reaching the vehicle.

Pre-brief

This is the Practical Safety Demonstration Test. Would you like me to give you a brief overview of the test? If the candidate says yes then a ‘brief’ explanation can be given e.g. ‘the test will last about 30 minutes and when we get to the vehicle I will ask you 5 questions on set topics. I would like to emphasise that this is a demonstration type test, therefore when I ask you questions I will be looking for you to show your knowledge and understanding.’

At the vehicle

Now I should like to ask you some questions relating to your vehicle; remember, it is important that you demonstrate your responses, and not just tell me what you would do.

End of test

Please give me a few moments to complete my report

If the instructor/trainer/accompanying driver is present ask: would you like your (instructor/accompanying driver) to be present for the conclusion of the test? If the instructor/trainer/accompanying driver is not present the question should not be asked. If at any time the instructor/accompanying driver comes over to the vehicle to listen to the conclusion of the test, the examiner must ask the candidate whether they want their instructor/accompanying driver present.

Pass

That’s the end of the test and I’m pleased to tell you that you’ve passed, well done. May I see your driving licence again please?

Complete the DVSA11(Copy the driver number from the licence onto the DVSA11) Enter the DVSA11 number onto the CPC4

Here is your pass certificate, when you have passed all Modules of Driver CPC you will be sent your Driver Qualification Card (DQC) automatically. The attached notes (CPC 4C REV) will help to explain the form but if you wish I can explain it to you now. If requested give debrief and mark the debrief box, just offer a factual overview of the candidate’s performance.

Issue candidate copy of CPC4 and notes for guidance.

Thank you and congratulations………………………Goodbye.

Note: Module four is not a licence acquisition test. Therefore the candidate’s licence must not be taken from them under any circumstances. If a licence were to be shredded the candidate would have to apply for a replacement licence.

Fail

Please give me a few moments to complete my report

If the instructor/ trainer/ accompanying driver is present ask: would you like your (instructor/ accompanying driver) to be present for the conclusion of the test? If the instructor/trainer/accompanying driver is not present the question should not be asked. If at any time the instructor/ accompanying driver comes over to the vehicle to listen to the conclusion of the test, the examiner must ask the candidate whether they want their instructor/accompanying driver present.

That’s the end of the test and I’m sorry you haven’t passed. Would you like me to explain why?

Offer the candidate a brief overview of the topic area(s) that they did not answer correctly. It is most important that you avoid giving the candidate specific details of the KKI’s that they did not answer correctly. To encouraged the candidate to study before a re-test, make reference in the de-brief to the Official DVSA Guide range of learning resource materials.

Here is a copy of the test report. Are you going to apply for your next test by phone or online?

Thank you…………………………..Goodbye.

A7.05: Test wordings for the taxi test

Preliminaries

Good morning/afternoon Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms ……..May I see your driving licence and your photo ID please.

Strike through the residence declaration as it does not apply. Mr/……..would you read and sign this insurance declaration please?

Would you like your instructor/accompanying driver to accompany you on test and be there for the result and end of test feedback.

If, candidate says ‘no’. Ask: Would you like your instructor/accompanying driver to be there at the end of test for the feedback

Thank you, will you lead the way to your vehicle please.

In an effort to create a more relaxed and informal atmosphere during the test, examiners are encouraged to introduce themselves and use the candidate’s first name, provided there is no objection.

As self-introduction works best when it is spontaneous the examiner should decide whether to do it on the way to the vehicle, or wait until seated inside it. Examiners are encouraged to use a form of words that suits their own style and personality. The following examples are for guidance only:

I’m………, I see your first name is………May I call you……………….? My name is……….would you object to me calling you…………..? I’d like to introduce myself, my name is…….do you mind if I call you………?

My name is………….what would you prefer me to call you? A pre-test brief should be offered. This can be given during the walk to the vehicle, or, if the distance is short, in the vehicle. This should outline what will happen during the drive, for example:

The test will last about 38-40 minutes and it will take in various roads and traffic conditions and I will ask you to complete one manoeuvre and we may carry out an emergency stop.

Which vehicle are you using? Will you read the number of ………..car……………..

If you would like to make yourself comfortable in your vehicle now please, I will join you in a moment.

General directions

Throughout the drive continue ahead, unless traffic signs direct you otherwise, and when I want you to turn left or right I will tell you in plenty of time. Move off when you are ready, please.

  • Pull up as if you’re dropping off or picking up a passenger
  • Pull up along here, just before………..please.
  • Drive on when you are ready, please.
  • Take the next road on the left/right, please.
  • Will you take the second road on the left/right, please. (If necessary add this is the first.)
  • At the end of the road turn left/right, please.
  • At the roundabout..
  • turn left please (it is the first exit)
  • follow the road ahead (it is the second exit)
  • turn right please (it is the third exit)

(Additional information should be given if necessary to assist the driver to plan their route through the hazard. Examples are in brackets above).

Independent drive section

Follow signage

Pull up on the left please (either specify location or at a convenient place)

Shortly, I’d like you to drive for some distance independently.

I’d like you to follow the traffic signs for ……………………………please. Continue to follow the signs until I tell you otherwise.

Drive on when you are ready

NB. If using more than one destination sign, there is no need to pull up to change the destination

Thank you, that’s the end of the independent driving. I will direct you as normal from now on.

Independent Drive Section

Verbal directions

Pull up on the left please (either specify location or use normal stop wordings) Shortly, I’d like you to drive for some distance independently.
I’d like you to follow a series of directions. Would you like to see a diagram? The directions are ……………………………………. eg At the end of the road turn right, at the roundabout follow the road ahead and then take the next road on the left.
Can you repeat those back to me please. (So, that you know candidate has understood the directions) Thank you. Drive on when you are ready.

Emergency stop

Pull up on the left at a convenient place, please.

Shortly I shall ask you to carry out an emergency stop. When I give this signal, (simultaneously demonstrate, and say) ‘Stop’, I’d like you to stop as quickly and as safely as possible. Before giving the signal I shall look round to make sure it is safe, but please wait for my signal before doing the exercise. Do you understand the instructions?

Thank you. I will not ask you to do that exercise again. Drive on when you are ready.

Body of the test

The Taxi manoeuvre

I would like you to imagine that you have just dropped off a passenger and you have now received a call on your radio to pick up another passenger in the opposite direction’. I would like you to turn your vehicle round by whatever means are available, please don’t mount the pavement or use driveways as this could damage your vehicle’.

Note: At no time must the examiner suggest or instruct the candidate to complete a `U’ turn.

Angle start

Pull up on the left just before you get to the next parked car, please. (If necessary add: leave enough room to move away.)

Hill start - (Use the ‘normal stop’ wording, or specify the place.)

Highway Code/ cabology/ traffic signs

Please switch off the engine Thank you

I would like to put a few questions on the Highway Code and your taxi. Thank you. Can you identify these traffic signs please.

End of the test pass

Please switch off the engine and give me a moment to complete my paperwork. (If the test was not accompanied and the instructor/accompanying driver comes over to the vehicle to listen to the conclusion of the test, the examiner should confirm with the candidate they want their instructor/accompanying driver present)

That’s the end of the test and you have passed. However there are some driving faults recorded and for your further development I will explain them to you. (Give debrief)

May I see your driving licence again please? Please sign the bottom of the test report. Here is your pass certificate.

Here is a copy of your test report.

Eco feedback

Please take time to discuss eco-safe driving with your instructor and learn how you can save money.

End of test fail

Please switch off the engine and give me a moment to complete my paperwork.

(If at any time the instructor/accompanying driver comes over to the vehicle to listen to the conclusion of the test, the examiner must confirm with the candidate whether they want their instructor/accompanying driver present.

Note If ADI / trainer present at the end of the test debrief box must be marked

That’s the end of the test and I’m sorry you haven’t passed. Would you like me to explain why? If requested give debrief and mark debrief box. The debrief should include all serious and dangerous faults. If the candidate fails on an accumulation of more than 9 driving faults only, then all the driving faults need explaining. In all cases an Eco-safe driving debrief should be given as follows: With regard to Eco-safe driving I have noted… (appropriate debrief) Eco feedback
Please take time to discuss eco-safe driving with your instructor and learn how you can save money.

Here is the copy of the test report. Are you going to apply for your next test by phone, post or online?

As part of the test conclusion, examiners should also ask any survey questions in line with latest instructions and COB notices

Wheelchair exercise

I would like you to demonstrate your ability to manoeuvre this wheelchair into your vehicle and secure it for the start of a journey

Are you satisfied that the wheel chair is secured for a journey”? (Prompt if necessary)

Thank you …., would you now demonstrate your ability to remove the wheelchair safely from your vehicle