Fraser's Driving Tuition Midlothian

Driving Lessons Midlothian

Fraser's Driving School - Practical Test

The practical test is designed to make sure you can drive safely and unaccompanied. The driving part of the test lasts approximately 40 minutes.

At the start of the lesson you will be asked to read a car number plate from a distance of 20 metres (20.5 metres for old style plates).

You will then be asked 2 questions about basic car maintenance.

The test consists of various exercises which may include some of the following;

  • Hill Start
  • Angle Start (moving off from behind a parked car)
  • Turn in the Road (3 point turn)
  • Reverse around a corner
  • Parallel Park (between to parked cars)
  • Reverse Parking (into a parking bay)
  • Emergency Stop
The test also includes driving on a variety of roads in various traffic conditions which may include;
  • Speed limits from 20mph to 70mph
  • Dual Carriageways
  • Country Lanes
  • Shopping Areas
  • You could meet any traffic situation apart from motorways.

Your examiner will assess any errors you make and, depending on how serious they are, record them on the driving test report form. You'll fail your test if you commit a serious or dangerous faults. You'll also fail if you commit more than 15 driving faults.

The test costs £62 on a week day and £72 if taken over the weekend.