If your test is cancelled due to an examiner not being able to attend, The DVSA will reimburse you for out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of this Use this form to claim out of pocket expenses. This does not apply to tests cancelled due to extreme weather conditions
The driving test is based around three books that you can buy
The Official DVSA Guide to Driving 2015: The Essential Skills: This book explains everything you need to know about driving
DVSA Official 2015 Highway Code : No serious driver should be without a copy in their glovebox.
Know your traffic signs (Driving Skills): This comprehensive booklet illustrates and explains the vast majority of traffic signs that the road user is likely to encounter. A valuable reference for those about to take either the theory or practical tests or those who have been driving for years.
Download the current Show me tell me questions Click here
Why know your traffic signs?
Traffic signs play a vital role in directing, informing and controlling road users’ behaviour in an effort to make the roads as safe as possible for everyone. This makes a knowledge of traffic signs essential. Not just for new drivers or riders needing to pass their theory test, but for all road users, including experienced professional drivers.
Keeping up to date
We live in times of change. Society, technology and the economy all play their part in changing the way we travel. New road signs conveying new messages and in new formats are introduced from time to time, so drivers or riders who passed their driving test a few years ago need to keep up to date or run the risk of failing to understand or comply with recently introduced signs. You can view all signs or download the whole pdf file.
Having experience is all very well, but it’s not enough if your knowledge is out of date.
The DSA DT1 Standard Operating Procedure : The guidance rules behind the Driving test operating procedures.
DSA Code of Practice for ADIs : Code of Practice for approved Driving Instructors
Strategic guidance for road Safety Professionals: The Guide provides a broad outline of the aims, strategy and measures available for each discipline in order to promote an understanding of the various disciplines within road safety, how they interconnect and how they can work together to maximise casualty reduction benefits.In conjunction with RoSPA
Innapropriate speed : Drivers and riders who are travelling at inappropriate speeds are more likely to crash and their higher speed means that the crash will cause more severe injuries, to themselves or to other road users. Provided by RoSPA
Top Ten Tips for staying within the speed limit : Provided by RoSPA
Speed Camera Factsheet : Provided by RoSPA
Stopping Distances Factsheet : Provided by Ideas4adis
Blue light Aware - GEM Video Courtesy of driveractive