Carrying out driving tests: examiner guidance

Updates: Carrying out driving tests: examiner guidance

2018

published amendments

1. Car driving test and extended car driving test
Updated information about ADLI in sections: 1.14: Northern Ireland licences and 1.44: Documentation at end of test. Updated information to remove references to the DL77 in sections: 1.09: Preparations for the test and 1.20: Eyesight.
2. Motorcycle test
Updated information about the emergency stop exercise and the avoidance exercise in section: 2.12: Mopeds.
3. Car and trailer (B+E), medium and large goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle test
Updated information about trailer loads in section: 3.02: Minimum test vehicles (MTVs) suitable for test purposes
5. Candidates with an impairment
Updated information to remove information referencing the DL77 in section: 5.04: Form D255 - Completion - disability or failed eyesight test
7. General operational matters
Updated information about hire cars in section: 7.41: Hire card on test. Updated information about test conducted in bad weather in section: 7.46: Bad weather guide for examiners.
Annex 6: Guide to assessment and marking
Updated assessment criteria in section: Item 7: Vehicle checks.

2017

published amendments

1. Car driving test and extended car driving test
Updated section 1.05 (completion of forms).
7. General operational matters
Updated sections 7.03 (terminated tests - procedure) and 7.35 (independent driving - general instructions).
Annex 6: Guide to assessment and marking
Updated guide to assessment and marking.
Annex 7: Test wordings (all categories)
Updated annex 7 (test wordings, all categories).

published amendments

1. Car driving test and extended car driving test
Updated various sections of chapter 1 to reflect changes made to the car driving test on 4 December 2017.
2. Motorcycle test
Updated section 2.23 - safety, security, and care of DVSA motorcycles.
7. General operational matters
Updated various sections of chapter 7 to reflect changes made to the car driving test on 4 December 2017.
8. Accident and legal procedures, and other non-operational matters
Updated section 8:02 (accident reporting procedure in DVSA) and section 8.19 (injuries).
Annex 1 : Vehicle safety questions (cars)
Updated with the vehicle safety questions used from 4 December 2017.
Annex 7: Test wordings (all categories)
Updated the test wordings for cars to reflect changes made to the car driving test on 4 December 2017.

published amendments

9. Data Protection Act
Added new section 9.07 (Information security incidents), and moved 'General' information to section 9.08.

published amendments

08: Accident and legal procedures, and other non-operational matters
Updated section - 8.20: Assaults on examiners

published amendments

01: The practical driving test and extended test for cars
Updated section 1.11 (meeting the candidate) with updated residency information.
03: The B+E (car and trailer), medium and large goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle test
Updated section 3.50 (uncoupling and recoupling).
07: General operational matters
Updated section 7.64 (quality control assessments).

published amendments

01: The practical driving test and extended test for cars
Paragraph 1.11 - Meeting the candidate - has been updated
03: The B+E (car and trailer), medium and large goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle test
An automatic upgrades flowchart has been added to sections 3.18 & 3.54.
Annex 9: Upgrade entitlement
New section added.

published amendments

03: The B+E (car and trailer), medium and large goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle test
Updated section 3.53 (Test terminated at candidate’s request)

published amendments

07: General operational matters
Paragraph 7.33 has been updated.

published amendments

04: The taxi test (this section is for reference only)
This section has been updated to remind users that DVSA stopped providing taxi driving assessments for local councils from 1 January 2017.
01: The practical driving test and extended test for cars
Updated 1.07: Definition of markings on forms DL25 to remove the advice 'If the ADI is the interpreter both boxes must be marked.'

published amendments

07: General operational matters
Two new paragraphs have been added: 7.81: Electric vehicles for test and 7.82: Tests conducted on a motorway

published amendments

01: The practical driving test and extended test for cars
Updated section 1.11 Change of name or gender Updated section 1.23 'L' (or 'D' plates in Wales)

2016

published amendments

03: The B+E (car and trailer), medium and large goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle test
Updates have been made to section 3.02

published amendments

10: The Driver CPC module 4 practical safety demonstration test
Sections 10.03 to 10.16 updated to reflect the operational changes to the delivery of the module 4 practical demonstration tests.

published amendments

05: Candidates with an impairment
Updated the EU codes at section 5.03.

published amendments

01: The practical driving test and extended test for cars
1.14: Northern Ireland licences has been updated.
07: General operational matters
If an unsuccessful candidate drives away unaccompanied from the test centre, the examiner no longer has to report it to the integrity team. However, they should report the facts to the local police. Form INT3 is no longer needed.

published amendments

Annex 2: Safety check questions (motorcycles)
Annex 2 was showing the wrong safety check questions before. They've now been updated.

published amendments

01: The practical driving test and extended test for cars
Updates have been made to section 1.02

published amendments

03: The B+E (car and trailer), medium and large goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle test
Section 3.05 has been updated.

published amendments

Annex 4: Safety check questions (C & D)
Updated 'Safety check questions' to include Questions 27 and 28 following user feedback.

published amendments

01: The practical driving test and extended test for cars
Section 1.42 has been updated with additional advice.
Annex 1 : Safety Check Questions (Cars)
The answer to Key2 has been updated with further instructions.

published amendments

03: The B+E (car and trailer), medium and large goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle test
Updated section, 3.02 to include information on the fire service exemption to minimum test vehicle requirement

published amendments

03: The B+E (car and trailer), medium and large goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle test
Updated sections 3.18 & 3.54.
Annex 6: Guide to assessment and marking
Changes made to items 3, 6 and 8.

published amendments

03: The B+E (car and trailer), medium and large goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle test
Updated sections 3.18 and 3.54
07: General operational matters
A new sub-section - 7.80 - giving advice on Run flat tyres - has been added.