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DSA Driving Lessons in Lancaster, Morecambe and the surrounding areas.
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The Theory Test was first introduced in 1996 to improve a new driver's understanding of the skills and responsibilities associated with driving; eg.
• Driver Attitude
• Traffic Signs & Regulations
• Effects of Alcohol, Drugs and Fatigue on Driver Behaviour
• Safety and Environmental Aspects of Vehicles
• Hazard Awareness

Since January 2012, the driving theory test no longer uses pre-published questions in a move to stop candidates from learning answers by rote. Before then, all the questions used in the driving theory test have been published. These changes meant that learner drivers and riders gain a better understanding of driving theory, because they can no longer rely on simply learning which options are correct for individual questions. Road Safety Minister Mike Penning said:

"By bringing a stop to publication of theory test questions we aim to encourage candidates to prepare by learning each topic area thoroughly rather than just memorising the questions and answers. The intention is to improve candidates' knowledge and understanding of driving theory, so that they are more able to retain and apply it when they are on the road."

The familiar theory test books and software still offer revision questions for candidates to test themselves and assess their progress. They now also have exercises so learners can practice applying their knowledge on each topic to case studies. There are also new sections of revision support for motorcyclists and a free e-book for car drivers.
The agency has also launched its first iPhone apps for theory test revision, which also help candidates to study and monitor their progress at their convenience as they approach their test date. These are available from the iTunes Store. DSA books, electronic books and software are available to order or download here and all good bookshops.

The second element of the test is Hazard perception.
You must be successful in the theory and the hazard perception elements to gain an overall pass. Your certificate will be valid for 2 years.

Take care when you book your driving tests. Click one of the link opposite to take you directly to the official DSA website. This will ensure that you are not charged a booking fee.
In November 2002 the hazard perception element was introduced to the Theory Test. It follows the theory test questions and consists of fourteen one-minute video clips of every day road scenes, filmed from the perspective of a car driver.
The candidate acknowledges, by clicking the mouse button, when they observe a developing hazard. They will be marked according to how quickly they respond to the developing hazards.
The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 44 out of 75.
Candidates must be successful in the theory and the hazard perception elements to gain an overall pass. The certificate will be valid for 2 years.

The fee is included with the theory test.
At the start of your driving test you will be asked two questions, one will be "Show Me" - where you will have to physically check something - and one will be "Tell Me" - where you will have to explain how you would check something.

Example question:
Open the bonnet, show me where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil. Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum/maximum markers.

Don't worry! I can help with this too. When you are close to test standard I will give you a sheet listing all possible questions and the answers you are required to give.
The Practical Driving Test will last for up to 45 minutes and will include a range of typical road and traffic conditions. The examiner will be looking for a good, safe driver. He will allow the candidate up to 15 minor faults before failing. A minor fault is explained as not involving dangerous or potentially dangerous situations.

However, if one serious or dangerous fault is made - a failure will be the result. A serious fault is involving a potential danger, ie: a situation in which the candidate's actions involve an unacceptable risk to either themselves or others.

The fee for the Practical Test is currently £62.00
Pass Plus is a training course specifically aimed at new drivers, designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) with the help of insurers and the driving instruction industry. Pass Plus will build upon your existing skills and knowledge, it will teach you how to anticipate, plan for and deal with all kinds of hazards, and can help you to become more confident on the roads.

Pass Plus is made up of six practical modules, which include:

• driving in town
• driving in all weathers
• driving on rural roads
• driving at night
• driving on dual carriageways
• driving on motorways

Anyone who holds a full UK licence is eligible to take part in the scheme. You will not have to take a test at the end of the course but you will be continually assessed. You must successfully complete all the modules in the course to an achieved or exceeded standard.

Female driving instructor in Lancaster  Pass Plus in Lancaster  DSA Approved Instructor

The test comprises of four sections:

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The Tests in Detail

Theory Test

Hazard Perception

Show Me, Tell Me Test

Practical

PassPlus

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