KENDAL driving lessons

Peter Whitehead DSA ADI

Tel: 07880 776975




Great value, patient tuition; excellent pass rate.

Click on 'Passed Masters' for details.

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'I want to say a huge THANK YOU for teaching my daughter to drive!

She's really enjoyed her lessons with you and progressed so quickly.

She's grinning from ear to ear this afternoon having passed with no faults.

It's impossible to tell she is a new driver, which gives us peace of mind.'

- DG 15/1/19

Kendal Driving School for driving lessons in Kendal

Learn to drive this Autumn!

Take advantage of our 'new driver' offers,

including your first hour's driving for free.

Call Pete on 07880 776975 for more information.

Part 1: The Theory Test

You can begin driving lessons as soon as you are 17 and have your provisional licence, but you must pass your theory test before you can apply for your practical test. The theory test consists of two parts – a multiple choice test and a hazard perception test. You must pass both parts to pass your test. The multiple choice part consists of 50 multiple choice questions based on your knowledge of the Highway Code. A score of 43 or more will result in a pass. The hazard perception part of the theory test consists of 14 video clips of everyday road situations. The challenge is to spot the hazards in each clip as early as possible to score maximum points – 5 points for seeing the hazards as early as possible, down to 0 for not seeing the hazards in good time. A score of 44 or more out of 75 will see you pass.

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Part 2: The Practical Test

Your practical driving test will normally be taken in my car. On the day of your practical driving test I will pick you up approximately one hour before your test start time. This gives you time to get to the test centre, relax a little and perhaps go over any last minute reminders that you may need.

At the start of your test the first thing your examiner will do is check you have the correct documentation. You will then complete an eyesight test, reading a number plate from a distance of approximately 20 metres. Next will follow a ‘tell me’ vehicle safety question (see examples opposite).

After this you will start your practical test, where you will be expected to show that you can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions. You will be asked to carry out a reversing manoeuvre, demonstrate the answer to a 'show me' question, and you may also be asked to demonstrate an emergency stop. Your driving test will also include a substantial amount of independent driving. This will give you an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to drive independently, either by following sat nav or traffic signs, or a combination of both.

At the end of your test your examiner will hopefully give you the good news. Whether or not you are successful, you will be given a performance report form to help you to see how you performed with the various aspects of the test. If you pass you will be given a certificate and will have earned your driving independence!

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Pass your driving test in Kendal with Kendal Driving School

'Show Me Tell Me’ example questions

As part of your training, we will ensure that you know all you need to know about your car, and therefore find ‘show me tell me’ questions like these an enjoyable way to begin the test.
Identify dipstick / oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum / maximum markers.
Operate brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows, garage doors, etc, or ask someone to help.
No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.
Operate control to wash and wipe windscreen. You may need to switch the ignition on, however you should not start the engine.
The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. NB: Some restraints might not be adjustable.

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