Independent Driving Explained

 

Independent driving

 

You’ll have to drive for about 20 minutes by following either:

● directions from a sat nav

● traffic signs

The examiner will tell you which you have to follow.

They’ll set the sat nav up for you. You can’t use your own sat nav.

If you can’t see traffic signs

 

If you can’t see a traffic sign (for example, because it’s covered by trees), the examiner will give you directions until you can see the next one.

 

Going off the route

 

The examiner won’t give you a fault for taking a wrong turning. They’ll help you get back on the route if you do.

 

If you make mistakes during your test

 

You can carry on if you make a mistake. It might not affect your test result if it’s not serious. The examiner will only stop your test if they think your driving is a danger to other road users.