My instructors approach to teaching was very friendly and put me at ease straight away, which relaxed me and allowed me to get on with the task in hand. On the occasions that I was unable to grasp a manouvre or new part of a lesson, they found other ways of explaining it to me and never got frustrated with me when things did need to be repeated to me (often several times!!)

I have realised how lucky I have been to have had Aim2Drive to teach me to drive after hearing some of my friends experiences when learning to drive, which to be honest put me off learning to drive for a long time. Thank you again Aim2Drive!

Kate Lockley - Driving Lessons in Harrogate

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Theory and Practical tests

Stage 1 - Theory and Hazard perception tests

Your first step is to study for and then take the theory and hazard perception tests. You cannot book a practical driving test until you have passed this stage. With a valid provisional driving licence you can book your theory and hazard perception tests online, (www.dsa.gov.uk) or by calling 0870 0101 372.

The theory test is in two parts. Firstly, you answer 50 multiple choice questions. To pass you must answer at least 43 questions correctly within the 57 minutes allowed.

After a 3 minute break you start the second part of the theory test – the hazard perception test. You are shown 14 one-minute video clips showing driving situations which develop into hazards. There are 15 hazards to identify and you can score up to 5 points for each one depending how quickly you spot them and respond by clicking the mouse button. You need to score 44 out of 75 to pass. You must pass both parts of the theory test together to be able to apply for a practical driving test.

Stage 2 - The Practical Test

On the day of your driving test, the examiner checks your documentation, you carry out an eyesight check (number plate at 20.5m) and answer two vehicle safety check questions. You will then drive for about 40 minutes around a route directed by your examiner. The route will test your general driving ability and include two reversing manoeuvres and possibly an emergency stop. To pass, you will have proved that you can drive safely with no more than 15 driving (minor) faults and have not committed any serious or dangerous faults.

Be Prepared

For the theory test, your AIM2DRIVE instructor will advise which theory books and CD/DVD to study and practise. Reading the new Highway Code is essential. Your instructor will monitor your theory test preparation and offer assistance as necessary. Prior to your practical test you should have attended regularly for lessons and followed your instructor's advice regarding any private practise you may be taking. There is no substitute for experience; the more hours you have behind the wheel the better chance you have of passing your test first time.



Driving Lessons in Harrogate, Leeds, Ripon, Wetherby & Knaresborough. *The first lesson free deal is for complete beginners who have not driven with a driving instructor or pupils who have not had driving lessons for a few years.