Day of the Test
You should be present in the waiting area of the test centre before the appointed time of your test. If you
are late, the test cannot be conducted and the fee will be forfeited. When you arrive at the test centre,
take a seat in the waiting area and you will be called by the Driver Tester.
The driver tester will check your learner permit to establish that it:
Relates to you is current and is valid on the day of the test and for the correct category of vehicle. You
will be asked to read and sign a statement confirming that: the insurance cover in place is adequate and
your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition.
The driving test is straightforward.
For cars, it will last about 40 minutes and will include:
questions on the Rules of the Road (including identifying road signs);
demonstrating hand signals
reversing around a corner
a turnabout in the road
driving approximately 8 kms under a variety of road and traffic conditions
Remember, if you take and pass the test in a vehicle with an
automatic transmission, your driving licence will only cover
you to drive an automatic vehicle. click here for more information
Your driving will be assessed in the following situations:
driving in traffic
reversing round a corner
turning about to face in the opposite direction
starting on a hill
overtaking and passing
anticipation and observation
use of mirrors and signals
compliance with traffic lights, road signs and markings
use of the vehicle controls (accelerator, clutch, gears,brakes and steering)
use of secondary controls such as wipers, demisters, etc.