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Sunday, 7 February 2010

My Instructor isn't available....

.....can I take the test in my own car? Mary, Kent

Yes, you can use your vehicle as long as it is:

Acceptable for the test (See the DSA List)

Insured for the driving test - You are not driving as an accompanied provisional licence holder, you are being observed. Therefore you must be insured to do so. Check with your Insurance company, it may be worth having proof of this with you on the day of the test.

A second mirror is available for the examiner (preferably a decent one, not the visor as this will limit the examiners view - you want to keep them on side!) See here for other specifics

The car is road worthy, they will check it over. Double check your tyre tread and pressure. Make sure it is clean, they can refuse it if not. No space saver tyres.

Equipped with L-plates, seatbelts, etc.

For the test day: Reverse into the test centre parking space. Don't get there more than a few minutes before your test time - Tests are close together and your might upset your examiner! Have all your documents with you, see your confirmation letter or see here.

Make an effort, and good luck!

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