Frequently Asked Questions
Firstly, we lists a few of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) that people have sent in recently. Obviously, we have answered them but if you have any more, see below how to send them in.
Q1. What age do I need to be to apply for a UK provisional licence?
A. Indeed, many people ask this question. So, you may apply for a provisional licence when you are 15 years and 9 months old. However, you can’t drive a car until you are 17 years old or 16 for a moped.
Q3. What forms of identity do I need to apply for a driving licence?
A. Obviously identity is necessary, please check the official DVSA website for current requirements.
Q4. Do I need a photograph for my UK driving licence?
A. Yes! However, you can get these from passport photo booths etc., do not smile on the photo!
Q5. Does the Practical Driving Test involve health check?
A – In short, no, but, the driving test does involve an eyesight test. However, you must tell the DVSA if your doctor tells you to for various health reasons. Also, check this page for further details.
Q6. May someone accompany me on the practical driving test?
A. Yes! Anyone can accompany you, but its preferable if this was your driving instructor. However, on test there must be no communication between you in any form.
Q7. Will I fail the driving test if I get the two Show Me, Tell Me questions wrong?
A. No. However, you get one minor fault for that.
Q8. How many faults am I allowed on the Practical Driving Test?
A. You can have up to 15 minor faults. But only one serious fault is a failure. On the other hand, you can’t have three minors in the same category.
Q9. How many points do I need to pass the Theory Test?
A. In the multiple choice Questions and Answers section you need 43 marks out of a possible 50. In addition you need to get 44 marks out of a possible 75 for the Hazard Perception Test.
Any More Questions?
Finally, should you wish to add a question to this Frequently Asked Questions section then please let us know. Of course, you can always join our Road Users Forum. Indeed, we have many categories for learner drivers. In fact, Driving Tester is your complete on-line driving school and we are with you from start to finish. So, bookmark our Home Page and call back often.