Preparation:

*  Please ensure your vehicle is fully taxed, Insured, carries a current NCT road certificate if applicable and your vehicle is clean.

*  Preperation for your driving test is crucial if you intend passing it. You should prepare well in advance. 

*  A lot of people leave it very late before they consider taking lessons and thus dont have sufficient time to

     remedy any issues or to practice. 

*  We are all busy and so finding time to practice can prove quite difficult, this is why you need to allow yourself  

    3 or 4 weeks to combine your practice with your driving lessons.

*  I would highly recommend that you take lessons with a professional Instructor prior to your test,

    it will be well worth the investment. I work most test areas so feel free to contact me.

 

EDT  information: 

If you have completed your 12 EDT modules, bring your log book with you to test centre as you may be asked for it.

Please ensure that the driving instructor(s) you had have uploaded all 12 modules onto the RSA website. 

You can also check this for your self... 

*  Go to www.rsa.ie and on the home page under Learner Drivers select "My EDT" . 

*  Under the heading "what is my EDT" select "my EDT". 

* This will take you to a page where you enter your personal information:   

* Surname - First name - D.O.B - Learner Permit no. 

   If your 12 modules(lessons) have not been uploaded onto the RSA website you will not be able to sit your test.

 

What the test  examiner expects:

The Examimer expects you have a good knowledge of the Rules of the Road, good road awareness,

good observation skills and a good ability to react to hazards in plenty of time. 

He\she expects you to have taken at least a pre-test and possibly some lessons so as to prepare yourself for your driving test. 

 

Please arrive Ten minutes before your test time.

Double check your confirmation letter, text or Email that you are going to the right test centre. 

There will be a waiting area for you before you are called in to do your oral examination.  This consists of questions on the signs of the road and questions on the rules of the road.  You will be asked between five and ten questions on each subject.

 

You will then proceed to your vehicle where the Examiner will ask you to open your bonnet and you will be asked several questions regarding the location and how to check any of the following.

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 checks under your bonnet 

*   brake fluid, 

*   engine coolant, 

*   power steering fluid, 

*   windscreen washer bottle,

*   battery, 

*   where you put engine oil in 

*   how to check your engine oil  

*   how to check your Automatic transmission fluid. (Automatic cars only) 

*   You may also be asked about your tyres and how you would check them.

 

You will then be instructed to:

 *Sit in your vehicle and start your engine.  (roll your window down or open your door to hear instructions from examiner)

 *You will be instructed to press your brake pedal several times and to opperate the indicators left and right.

* The examiner will then sit in your car and ask you several questions on your secondary controls.

                          If you have any LED lights, engine warning lights or airbag lights showing on your

                               dash-board that should not be there  you will not be taken out on your test!  

 

During the Driving Test: 

The examiner will refrain from engaging in any conversation with the candidate.

This is to allow you to focus and concentrate on your driving test.

The examiner is looking to make sure a test candidate fulfills the criteria below.

In order to pass your driving test you must be able to carry out all required driving skills consistently and without any prompting.

 

Controls: 

All the controls such as foot pedals, gear stick and steering should be handled smoothly. You should: 

*     make proper use of the accelerator and clutch to make a smooth start 

*     always press down on the clutch just before stopping 

*     select the correct gear to match the road and traffic conditions 

*     Do not coast.

*     avoid looking at the gear stick when changing gear 

*     use the foot brake smoothly and progressively 

*     make full use of the handbrake where necessary

*     Look well ahead and react early to what you see

 

Parking (hill start)

The test candidate when moving away from the kerb side, should move away safely, under control, with the correct observations

(you MUST glance over your right shoulder and signal right)

 

Reverse To The Left 

Should be executed under full control and with reasonable accuracy. Good all-round observation is essential. Respond correctly to other road users. Good low speed control of the vehicle using clutch and brake pedals as required. You always give way to other traffic. Reverse until asked to stop thus allowing you time to correctly park your car close to and parallel with the kerb side.

When moving away from kerb side ALWAYS  glance over right shoulder and signal right.

 

Turn In The Road

Must be executed under full control. Good all-round observation is essential. Respond correctly to other road users. Good low speed control of the vehicle using clutch and brake pedals as required. A  3 or 5 point turn is acceptable and dry steering is permitted.

When moving away from kerb side ALWAYS glance over right shoulder and signal right.