LDT School of Motoring - Test Information
The Theory Test Multi-Choice Questions
To successfully pass this part of the test you must answer 50 questions, taken from a bank of over 1000, and score at least 43 correct questions. The theme of the questions is the Highway Code and road safety matters.
You will have 57 minutes to complete the test.
Hazard Perception Test
You will take this after the multi-choice squestions have been answered. It is made up of fourteen video clips and is designed to measure your ability to recognize road hazards. Thirteen of the clips contain a single hazard and one contains two.
The pass rate for the hazard perception test is 44 out of 75. You will need to pass both the multi-choice questions and the hazard awareness test in order to successfully pass the theory test.
The fee for taking both tests is £25.
To sample the test try our mock theory questions.
Practical Driving Test
This last between 35-40 minutes. To be successful you must demonstrate that you have a good understanding of the Highway code and have the ability to drive safely on various types of roads and traffic conditions.
At the start of the test you will need to pass the eyesight test, otherwise the test will go no further. You will have to read a standard number plate from 20.5 metres.
Before you start to drive the examiner will ask you two car maintenance related questions in the form of a show me, tell me question. If you fail to answer these questions correctly you will be marked with 1 driving fault.
You can view the Show Me, Tell questions and answers here.
During the drive candidate must drive within the law and within the conditions set by the environmental conditions. You will drive on a range of roads with different layouts and speed limits and you should be able to negotiate any major junction. You will not be asked to use Motorways.
One in every three or four tests will include a controlled stop, also known as an Emergency Stop.
You will have to successfully perform one of the following reversing exercises:
- parallel park at the side of the road
- park in a parking bay - either by driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out (the examiner will tell you which you have to do)
- pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for around 2 car lengths, and rejoin the traffic.
At the end of the test the examiner will inform you whether you have been successful or not, and then will offer you a debrief on your drive.
The cost of taking the test is £62 if taken on a week day and £75 if you wish to take it over the weekend.