DVSA updates driving test result guidance

The guidance explains what your pupil needs to do in the 24 skill areas assessed.

DVSA has updated its guidance to help your pupils understand their driving test result.

A link to the guidance is included in the result email which is emailed to your pupils after their test.

The guidance explains what your pupil needed to do in the 24 skill areas that are assessed. It also includes examples of common faults and advice for your pupils about how to improve in these areas.

The full list of areas includes:

  • Ancillary controls
  • Awareness and planning
  • Clearance to obstructions
  • Control
  • Controlled stop (emergency stop)
  • Eyesight check
  • Following at a safe distance
  • Forward park (drive forward into a parking bay)
  • Fuel-efficient driving (eco-driving)
  • Judgement (overtaking, meeting, crossing)
  • Junctions (including roundabouts)
  • Move off
  • Pedestrian crossing
  • Position and normal stops
  • Positioning
  • Precautions
  • Progress
  • Response to signs and signals
  • Reverse park (parallel park or reverse into a parking bay)
  • Reverse/right (pull up on the right)
  • Signals
  • Use of mirrors
  • Use of speed
  • Vehicle checks (‘show me, tell me’ questions)

DVSA says you might find this information useful when you’re carrying out mock tests. You can use paper copies of the driving test marking sheet to do this.

Click here for the guidance.

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