Car driving tests

How to book and prepare for your driving test.

Services

  1. Book your driving test

    Book your official DVSA practical driving test for cars from £62, or other types of practical driving tests, including motorcycle and driving instructor tests

  2. Change your driving test appointment

    Find an earlier practical driving test, move it to a later date, or change the test centre you take it at

  3. Book and manage driving and riding tests for your pupils

    Book driving and motorcycle tests for your pupils, check details, change, swap or cancel tests, and manage your availability for car driving tests

  1. Check your driving test appointment details

    Check the date and time of your driving test appointment if you've lost or deleted your driving test confirmation email

  2. Find a driving test centre

    Find the details of your nearest practical driving test centres

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Guidance and regulation

  1. 'Show me, tell me' questions: car driving test
  2. Driving test costs

    The cost of theory tests and driving tests for cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other vehicles

  3. Driving test: cars

    When to book your car driving test, what to take with you, what happens during the test, major and minor faults, and what happens if your test is cancelled

  1. Driving test marking sheet

    • Guidance
    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
  2. National standard for driving cars and light vans

    • Manual
    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
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News and communications

  1. Driving test changes: plans revealed to improve road safety

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • News story
  2. Driving test candidates warned on Vauxhall recalls

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • News story
  3. Providing DSA tests only in national languages: response to consultation

    • Department for Transport
    • Written statement
  4. New local service for motorcycle test candidates in 8 areas

    • Closed organisation: Driving Standards Agency
    • News story
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Policy and engagement

  1. Improving the car driving test
  1. Driving test changes: risk assessment

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Impact assessment
  2. Driving test changes: RoSPA risk assessment

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Independent report
  3. Improving the driving test

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Policy paper
  4. Impact of moving Wick driving test centre

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Impact assessment
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Transparency

  1. Car driving test data by test centre

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Statistical data set
  2. Driving test statistics (DRT)

    • Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Statistical data set
  3. Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: October to December 2017

    • Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Official statistics
  4. Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: July to September 2017

    • Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Official statistics
  5. Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: April to June 2017

    • Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Official statistics
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