Car driving tests

How to book and prepare for your driving test.


  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. Driving test costs

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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Guidance and regulation

  1. 'Show me, tell me' questions: car driving test
  2. Driving test marking sheet
  3. National standard for driving cars and light vans
  4. Sit in and observe driving tests
  5. L plate size rules
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News and communications

  1. Driving test changes: plans revealed to improve road safety
  2. Driving test candidates warned on Vauxhall recalls
  3. Providing DSA tests only in national languages: response to consultation
  4. New local service for motorcycle test candidates in 8 areas
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Research and statistics

  1. Car driving test data by test centre
  2. Driving test statistics (DRT)
  3. Driving test changes in 2017: impact summary
  4. Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: October to December 2017
  5. Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: July to September 2017
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Improving the car driving test
  2. Driving test changes: risk assessment
  3. Improving the driving test
  4. Impact of moving Wick driving test centre
  5. Impact of moving Perth driving test centre
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Practical driving tests conducted over last 5 years failed because of poor eyesight
  2. Car driving tests passed with 0 faults both nationally and in Nottingham
  3. Numbers who have taken 10,15 and 20 attempts to pass their car practical and theory driving test between 2007 and 2013
  4. Practical driving tests and theory tests passed each year since records began
  5. Number of attempts people have taken at a car practical test at Wolverhampton, Lower Gornal, Wednesbury, Cannock, Lichfield and Stafford
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