Learn to Drive

Learner Drivers

Mark Stanley Driver Training is dedicated to helping you learn to drive safely, with confidence, and equally as important, with consideration for other road users.

From your first lesson you will drive the car, with your training programme structured to your individual needs. A written progress report helps monitor the improvements in your driving ability and can be used by other accompanying drivers in between your lessons.

Learn to Drive with Mark Stanley in Ryedale

We offer:

  • Tuition designed to your individual needs.

  • One to one training.

  • Assistance with Theory Test preparation.

  • Full door to door:  home, college or work place collection.

  • Handbooks, CD’s etc. available for purchase.

Test Costs

Test Type Weekends Evenings, weekends and bank holidays
Theory test £23 £23
Abridged theory test – you must have a Safe Road User Award to take this £18 £18
Driving test £62 £75
Extended driving test for disqualified drivers £124 £150

Theory Test

Before you can take your practical test you must pass a theory test.  This comprises of multi choice questions followed by hazard perception.  57 minutes are allowed for the 50 question multi-choice section. The pass mark is 43 out of 50.

The hazard perception part comprises of 14 video clips, with 15 developing hazards altogether. The maximum you can score on each hazard is 5 points. The pass mark is 44 out of 75.

Failure of any part means failure of the whole test and it must be taken again.

To take the test you must have your provisional licence and take both parts of the licence with you – photo card and paper counterpart.

The test costs £31.

To book your test click – Online Booking Service or telephone 0300 200 1122.

Visit the DSA online Twitter Page for more up to date information.

The nearest theory test centres to the Ryedale area are Scarborough and York.

To work through 2 practice multi-choice tests click Theory Test.

Practical Test

Before a practical test can be booked, you must have passed your theory test.
Take both parts of your provisional licence and theory test pass certificate with you to the test.

What happens during the test

There are 5 parts to the driving test:

  • an eyesight check
  • ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
  • general driving ability
  • reversing your vehicle
  • independent driving

The test is the same for both manual and automatic cars.

How long the test lasts

You’ll drive for around 40 minutes.

You’ll drive for around 70 minutes if you’re taking an extended driving test because you’ve been banned from driving.

Eyesight check

You’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of:

  • 20 metres for vehicles with a new-style number plate
  • 20.5 metres for vehicles with an old-style number plate

New-style number plates start with 2 letters followed by 2 numbers, such as AB51 ABC.

You’ll fail your driving test if you fail the eyesight check. The test will end.

‘Show me, tell me’ questions

You’ll be asked 2 vehicle safety questions known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions.

You’ll be asked the:

  • ‘tell me’ question at the start of your test, before you start driving
  • ‘show me’ question while you’re driving

Your general driving ability

You’ll drive in various road and traffic conditions, but not on motorways.

The examiner will give you directions that you should follow. Driving test routes aren’t published, so you can’t check them before your test.

Pulling over at the side of the road

You’ll be asked to pull over and pull away during your test, including:

  • normal stops at the side of the road
  • pulling out from behind a parked vehicle
  • a hill start

You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.

Reversing your vehicle

The examiner will ask you to do one of the following exercises:

  • parallel park at the side of the road
  • park in a parking bay – either by driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out (the examiner will tell you which you have to do)
  • pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for around 2 car lengths, and rejoin the traffic

Independent driving

You’ll have to drive for about 20 minutes by following either:

  • directions from a sat nav
  • traffic signs

The examiner will tell you which you have to follow.

They’ll set the sat nav up for you. You can’t use your own sat nav.

If you can’t see traffic signs

If you can’t see a traffic sign (for example, because it’s covered by trees), the examiner will give you directions until you can see the next one.

Going off the route

The examiner won’t give you a fault for taking a wrong turning.

They’ll help you get back on the route if you do.

If you make mistakes during your test

You can carry on if you make a mistake. It might not affect your test result if it’s not serious.

The examiner will only stop your test if they think your driving is a danger to other road users.

To Book Your Practical Test

Visit the Online booking service or telephone 0300 200 1122.

Visit the DSA online Twitter Page for more up to date information

There are test centres local to the Ryedale area in Malton, Scarborough or York.

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