Taking your driving theory test is a really important step in learning to drive, there are many books and online tools to help you prepare for your test.
The theory test has two parts. The first part consists of 50 multiple-choice questions, chosen at random from a bank of over 1,000. You are given 57 minutes and you must answer at least 43 of the 50 questions correctly.
Some of the questions will be part of a case study. This will take the form of a short story or scenario, on which 5 multiple choice questions will be based. The case studies focus on real life experiences and examples that you could come across while driving and will assess your understanding of driving theory while the multiple choice questions test your knowledge of the subject.
The second part is a hazard perception test, consisting of 14 one-minute video clips. In each clip, you are asked to identify potential hazards to you as a driver in real time. Each clip contains at least one hazard.
There are a total of 15 hazards in the 14 video clips and depending on how quickly you identify each, you will be given a score between 0 and 5. You will need to score at least 44 out of 75 points in order to pass the hazard perception component of the exam.
Your practical test is there so that your instructor can see that you have an overall safe standard of driving, including when you are carrying out the set exercises. The driving test is straightforward and has been designed to see if you:
The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes during which you will be examined on your general driving and ability to reverse your vehicle safely.
One exercise will be chosen from:
Throughout the test you should drive in the way your instructor has taught you. If you make a mistake, don’t worry about it as it might be a less serious driving fault and may not affect your result. However, if at any time your examiner considers your driving to be a danger to other road users your test will be stopped.
Your practical driving test will include approximately twenty minutes of independent driving, most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav. This is designed to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions independently.
Huge Congratulations to Kayleigh For passing her driving test 1st time today !!
Kayleigh is a critical keyworker who works as a nurse in a very busy A and E department . It was important for Kayleigh to be able to drive as she was finding It difficult to get to work and back with public transport . You have done an amazing job and you truly deserved the result today . I would also like to say a big thank you to you and your work colleagues for all their support throughout the pandemic keeping us all safe , now go and celebrate 😘xxxx
Huge Congratulations to Wuti Rutherford for passing his driving test today . Wuti’s smile says it all 😁 No more public transport !! Well done from the Hotwheelz Team
Congratulations to Arya Schellenberg on a great first time pass with just a few little minors. The hard work this week really paid off, well done !!!!
Huge Congratulations to my gorgeous niece Erin Flynn who absolutely smashed her driving test this morning !! Look at that smile it says it all . Well done Erin from the Hotwheelz Team 🎉🚗🚗🎉
Huge Congratulations to Lauren today for smashing her test with just a few minors !! Well done from the Hotwheelz Team 🚗🚗🚗
Huge Congratulations to Josie this morning with another 1st time pass for the Hotwheelz Team !! Just 2 minors what an absolute star . A levels done , driving test done !! ENJOY your summer Josie 😎 .
A Super Duper 1st time pass today for our lovely Molly Weir . Molly has worked hard and it has paid off . Congratulations from the Hotwheelz Team you smashed it !!
Massive congratulatiins to Evie aspinall on a great 1st time pass today. The extra work over to past two weeks really paid off. Well done from the Hotwheelz Team 🎉🚗🚗🎉.
Evie from Wirral
Huge congratulations from the Hotwheelz team to Lottie on passing her driving test today, brilliant drive in not very nice conditions, well deserved pass. Drive safe🎉🎉🎉
Lottie from Wirral
Hugh Congratulations to Georgia With a fabulous first time pass with the Hotwheelz Team today . It was hit and miss today as to whether Georgia could take her test due to an ankle injury at the weekend . But she sailed through with just 4 minor faults . Well done and drive safely .
Georgia from Wirral
Huge Congratulations and another amazing 1st time pass for Catherine Laverick today . Lovely compliments from our examiner . Well done from the Hotwheelz Team your hard work has paid off !!! Brilliant result 🎉
Catherine Laverick from Wirral
Wow we did it Liv !! 1st time as well . ‘I’m moving to Texas Jan can we get a test done in a few weeks ? ‘ What a rollercoaster of events but enjoyed every minute of it . Have an amazing time in Texas so made up for you and feeling so proud !! 🎉
Mega Huge Congratulations to Sofia Rogers and another amazing 1st time pass with 2 tiny minors !! Knew you could do it . Hard work and determination from our Hotwheelz Pupils once again . Was an absolute pleasure to teach you and wish you the very best of luck starting Uni this year . Now go celebrate 🎉🎉🎉. If you are looking to start driving lessons give Jan a call on 07737445611 and you could be holding that lovely blue certificate
Jan has been an amazing driving instructor. She is so lovely to talk to and so calming to drive with which is very helpful as a first time driver. She was able to cater to me as a driver and help me through any areas I found difficult. I always looked forward to our lessons and I’d recommend Hotwheelz to anyone! Thank you so much Jan!x
I’ve just passed my test 1st time with Jan and I am made up with the result. Jan was very supportive and calm with me throughout learning, I was very nervous at first but she made me feel at ease in the car. She made our lessons fun whilst being very attentive and helping me maintain focus. I would reccommend Jan to anyone wanting to learn to drive, couldn’t of asked for a better instructor!
Emma from Birkenhead