Practical Driving Test in Oxford

Preparation for the practical driving test centre in oxford

On the day of the practical driving test in oxford, you will be picked up by your instructor one hour before your practical driving test is due to begin for a bit of practice and last minutes advises, then you’ll be heading over to James Wolfe Road driving test centre in oxford, right off Hollow Way. It is a small residential estate and is a 20-minute drive from the centre of Oxford. You will need to bring with you your provisional driving licence.

Your instructor will use the hour before the practical driving test to take you through each of the manoeuvres once. They will run you through the show me tell me questions and answers for the final time.

What To Expect On The Day

You will arrive at the practical driving test centre in oxford a few minutes early and wait in the waiting room. At the proper time the examiners will come out and one of them will call out your name. They will ask you to sign in a box at the top left-hand corner of your test report form. This is a declaration that you are providing a properly insured vehicle for the purpose of the driving test and that you have been a resident of this country for the required amount of time. You will be using the same driving school car that you have taken your lessons in so the insurance angle is covered. While you read and sign the declaration the examiner will check your paperwork.

If you have decided that you do wish for your instructor to accompany you on your practical driving test then this is the time to say so. As a courtesy, you should say to the examiner something along the lines of, “I would like my instructor to come with me please”. The driving test examiners do not mind in the slightest. It is your practical driving test after all.

Once outside the practical driving test centre the first thing that the examiner must do is check that your eyesight meets the minimum requirements. To do this they will ask you to stop on the pavement and read a car number plate for them. The distance is approximately sixty-seven feet. As long as you can do so your practical driving test may continue. To assist you please refer to our Eyesight test simulator

Your practical will then follow this format:

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or signposts to reach a set destination

After around 40 minutes on the road, the examiner will lead you back to Oxford test centre and the practice will finally be at an end. Pat yourself on the back! All that’s left is for the examiner to tot up your faults  After telling you whether you passed or failed, they’ll give you a feedback sheet that details any faults you accumulated. This will either be a physical sheet or an email sent to you through the driving test app.

Posted on Jul 8, 2020 by Sam

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