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DVSA Practical Driving Test: The Driving Test Report Explained – Part Three

Upon completing your DVSA practical driving test you will be issued with a test report. In the final part of this three part series, Book Theory Test Today breaks down further sections of the practical driving test report so you know the criteria you will be assessed on.

The practical driving test report is used by your examiner to mark every aspect of your driving ability. Every candidate is assessed according to the same report, so it’s worth knowing what to expect so that you’re fully prepared. In parts one and two we’ve covered 17 criteria on which you’re assessed. In the concluding part of the series, Book Theory Test Today looks at further criteria.

Practical Driving Test Report – Assessment Criteria

#18 – Junctions – Your approach, speed, gear selection, road positioning and observation will all be assessed when tackling a junction. You need to remain vigilant and watch out for cyclists and motorcyclists.

If you’re turning right keep as close to the centre of the road as possible and avoid cutting corners. When turning left, remain a reasonable distance over to the left and don’t swing out.

#19 – Judgement – Book Theory Test Today says: No! Not the Biblical kind, but your ability to assess a situation and react safely. Judgement is a critical part of your practical driving test and hesitancy or dangerous manoeuvres could result in an instant failure. Every move you make needs to be done safely. A good example would be overtaking another vehicle, knowing when and how to do it safely will be a good test of your judgement.

#20 – Positioning – Executing a perfect manoeuvre during your practical driving test is all about positioning. Everything from passing parked vehicles and turning left or right will be assessed; including how you position your car to prevent yourself becoming an obstruction or danger to other road users.

#21 – Pedestrian Crossings – Your ability to identify the different types of pedestrian crossing will be closely monitored as part of your practical driving test. At every crossing you should prepare to slow down and stop if there are people on the crossing. You will score well if you show courtesy to pedestrians, provided it’s safe to do so.

#22 – Awareness & Planning – Book Theory Test Today says: “Always be watching, it’s the most crucial part of your practical driving test. Your awareness of other road users will be closely monitored and your ability to judge road and traffic conditions, and then act accordingly, will be scored.”

#23 – Ancillary Controls – You will be required to know the function of all controls and switches in your vehicle including; demisters and heaters, indicators, light and windscreen wipers. You will need to use them while maintaining control of your vehicle and without having to take your eyes off the road to find them.

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