Driving tests are essential if you want to drive on the road without breaking the law, but did you know that if you do not take the correct things to your test, your test will be cancelled? This means that you will have to wait longer to get on the road!

UK Provisional Licence

There are certain things that you need to take along to your test, so that you are guaranteed to sit your test on that day, if it has been booked and confirmed in advance!

Why do you need to do this?

Over the last year, over 300 students have had their driving tests cancelled as they have not had the appropriate items/documents with them to carry out the test, with students in Oxford being the main culprits. By not taking the correct items, this will result in the loss of payment for your test, which is something that no one wants! Make sure that you’re never part of these statistics, by ensuring to take all of the items listed below along to your test.

Theory Certificate

You must have completed your theory test if you are hoping to sit your practical driving test. Unfortunately, if you passed your theory test over two years ago, then you will have to resit this before you take your practical, as it will no longer be valid. You will not be able to sit your practical driving test under any circumstances without a valid certificate saying that you have passed your theory test.

Provisional License

It is an absolute must to take your provisional license along to your driving test, as this will prove that you are legally allowed to be on the road. Although it is recommended to change the address on your license should you have moved house, you are also able to contact the DVLA after you have taken your practical test to change it to where you are currently living. You must make sure, however, that your provisional license is in date, as they only last for 10 years before they become invalid.

Booking Confirmation

In the event that the test centre do not have your booked test on their records, it is recommended that you bring your Booking Confirmation with you for that extra little bit of reassurance. Your booking confirmation could either be a letter or an email sent by the DVLA, including time, location, date of your test and a unique reference number. To be completely prepared and ensure that your test is definitely going ahead, you can call up the test centre the day before with your reference number to ensure that it is all scheduled in.

What next?

If you have any queries about your driving test or if you’d just like some more information and tips on what to do, you can always consult with your driving instructor. Ask the driveJohnson’s owner, Anthony Johnson, who runs ‘Ask Anthony’, where he will personally reply to you within 5 days.

If you do not do your driving lessons with us, then contact us today to find out more about our excellent rates. Our friendly team can answer any questions you have and would be happy to get you booked in at a time that is convenient to you. If you are unsure on what areas we cover, then you can Click Here to discover all of the areas that we currently have instructors in.

You can also text us on 0790 9842 908, with ‘Lessons’ followed by your area, and one of our experienced booking team will call you back as soon as possible.

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