Your Practical Test

Your driving test is in two parts – Practical Test and Theory Test. You can only apply to take your practical test once you have passed your theory test. ASM – Abermule of Motoring will help to guide you through your test process.

Practical Test
The practical driving test is carried out by a DSA – Driving Standards Agency examiner;  it will take between 35 to 40 minutes of driving and a reverse manoeuvre. The examiner will start by a simple eye test where you are asked to read a number plate from a distance of approximately 20 meters. 

You will then asked 2 questions under the Mechanical Awareness heading - PRACTICE HERE

The examiner will want to see that you are confident and can drive in a competent and safe manner. You will need to show that you can perceive the situations as they arise and respond with sound judgement.

During the driving test you will be asked to conduct 1 reversing manoeuvre, about 10 minutes Independent driving and one in three students will be asked to perform an Emergency Stop. The test will be conducted in busy traffic conditions around the town and then on country roads, all selected to give a fair test. On completion of the test you will receive the result.

Our local test centre for practical tests is at Ladywell House Newtown Powys SY16 1JB.

Ensure that you arrive at both the Theory and Practical Test Centres in plenty of time and make sure that you have all of the required documents with you.

Documents to bring for the Practical Test.

For the Practical Test you will need bring:

  • Plastic I D Licence  
  • Theory Pass Certificate
  • Appointment Form 

To book a Theory or Practical Test contact the DSA – Driving Standards Agency
When booking your Practical Test online you will need to quote a reference number supplied by ASM, this is to ensure that the tuition car is available.