Congratulations to Dhiraj Gehlot for passing his Practical Driving Test on the 25th September 2012 at Reading's Driving Test Centre on his 1st attempt.
Dhiraj said "I would probably say one of the finest motoring school's around! I had
Ray who was a superb instructor very patient and understanding and as a
result I passed first time! If you are looking for a decent motoring
school - Matthew's School of Motoring is the one for you!"
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comments. Congratulations again for passing your Driving Test. We wish you all the very best for the future, from your driving instructor Ray and all the team at MSM Driving School.
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Before you start to learn to drive, make sure you know the eyesight
requirements. If you need to wear glasses or contact lenses to meet the
requirements, you must wear them every time you drive.
If you have an eyesight condition.
When you apply for your driving licence, you must tell the Driver
and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if you have any visual condition
- Both eyes - not including short or long sight or colour blindness
- Your sight - not including short or long sight or colour blindness - for example, if you have sight in one eye only
If you have had sight correction surgery.
If you have had sight correction surgery you should declare this when you apply for your provisional licence.
The practical driving test eyesight test.
At the start of the practical driving test, your driving examiner will ask you to read the number plate on a parked vehicle.You get up to three chances to get it right.
You'll have to read the number plate from a distance of...
- 20 metres for vehicles with a new-style number plate (cars registered after September 2001). - 20.5 metres for vehicles with an old-style number plate (cars registered before September 2001).
If you can't read the first number plate correctly, you'll be asked to read a second number plate.
you can't read the second number plate correctly, the examiner will
measure the distance to a third number plate. This is your final chance
to read a number plate correctly.
If you can't read the third number plate, the examiner will be satisfied that you don't meet the required eyesight standard. This will result in your driving test not continuing and you failing your driving test.
The examiner will then ask you to sign a form stating you were unable to comply with the eyesight requirements. The DVLA will be told that you did not meet the eyesight requirements and your licence will be revoked.
Wearing glasses or contact lenses while driving.
If you wear glasses or contact lenses for the eyesight test, the
law requires that you wear them whenever you are driving. This
includes during your driving test.
Wearing glasses or contact lenses during your test.
You are not allowed to remove your glasses or contact lenses when carrying out test manoeuvres (reversing and so on). If
you wear glasses or contact lenses to read the number plate and remove
them during the test, you'll be reminded you must wear them. If you
refuse to wear them, the test will not continue.
If you don't bring your glasses to your test.
you have broken, forgotten or brought the wrong glasses, tell your
examiner at the start of the test. If you don't tell the examiner and
you attempt and fail the eyesight test, your test will be recorded as a
failure. The rest of the test will not go ahead.
You must wear a seat belt
if one is fitted in the seat you’re using. But you need to wear your
seat belt correctly for it to work properly in a crash. Find out when
you must wear a seat belt and how it should be worn.
You’re twice as likely to die in a crash if you don’t wear a seat belt
You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in any seat in any vehicle. There are few exceptions. When
you’re driving, you must only carry one person in each seat fitted with
a seat belt. Anyone travelling in the vehicle aged 14 years and above
is responsible for wearing their seat belt. Children must use the
correct car seat for their weight until they reach 135 centimetres tall
or their 12th birthday, whichever comes first.
When you don't need to wear a seat belt?
You don't need to wear a seat belt if you're...
- A driver who is reversing, or supervising a learner driver who is reversing - In a vehicle being used for police, fire and rescue services - A passenger in a trade vehicle and you're investigating a fault - Driving a goods vehicle on deliveries that is travelling no more than 50 metres between stops - A licensed taxi driver who is 'plying for hire' or carrying passengers
Medical exemptions from wearing a seat belt.
Your doctor may decide that you may be exempted from wearing a
seat belt on medical grounds. If so, they will issue a 'Certificate of
Exemption from Compulsory Seat Belt Wearing', which you must keep in your vehicle and it show to the police if you're stopped.You’ll also need to tell your car insurer that you're travelling without a seat belt.
more information about medical exemptions, contact your doctor.
Wearing your seat belt correctly.
A seat belt won't work properly in a crash if it’s put around
two people, as they would be crushed together, resulting in serious
To protect you in a crash, your seat belt needs to be adjusted so that...
- It sits as close to your body as possible, without any slack or twisting in the straps - The shoulder belt lies across your chest and over your shoulder, away from your neck - The lap belt goes as low as possible from hip bone to hip bone - not across your stomach
your seat belt is uncomfortable, check the vehicle manufacturer's
advice about how to adjust it. Don't use padding, cushions or mats.
Using seat belts with frontal airbags
are designed to be used with seat belts, but in a crash they can cause
an injury if you're sitting too close. You should...
- Allow at least a 25-centimetre gap between your breastbone and the dashboard or centre of the steering wheel
- Only use a rear-facing child car seat on a seat with a frontal airbag if the airbag has been deactivated
Dont forget to adjust your head rest when adjusting your seat belt.
sure you also adjust the head rests in the front and back seats to
prevent a whiplash injury in a crash. The top of the head rest should be
level with the top of your ears and as close as possible to your head.
Wearing a seat belt while pregnant.
In an accident, a seat belt reduces the risk of injury to your unborn child by up to 70 per cent
You must wear a seat belt if you're pregnant, unless your doctor certifies that you're exempt on medical grounds.
You’ll need to take extra care adjusting your seat belt. You'll be safer and more comfortable if you wear the...
- Diagonal strap between your breasts, moving it around the side of your bump - Lap strap as low as possible across your hips and under your bump – if it goes over your belly button, it's too high.
you’re driving and need to make room for your bump, don’t put your seat
where you can’t reach the clutch, brake and accelerator. This could
affect your reaction times when driving. Check your mirrors are still in
the right place as you move the seat.
Wearing a seat belt if you're disabled.
You must wear a seat belt if you’re a disabled driver or
passenger, unless you’re exempt on medical grounds. You may need a
specially adapted belt.
If your vehicle has no seat belts.
You can't carry any children under three years old in vehicles
without seatbelts, like classic cars. If you're travelling with children
over three years old, they must only sit in the back seats.
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has confirmed that they
are in the process of updating the clips to in the Hazard Perception Test,
with the aim of introducing them into the second part of the Theory Test by the
end of 2013. They will be developing Computer Generated (CGI) clips, which means
the DSA can introduce new hazards that would be difficult to film safely. Particularly,
clips involving vulnerable road users.
The current hazard perception clips were introduced into the
Theory Test in November 2002 and were
created by filming developing hazards in a variety of road
and traffic situations using a specially adapted car. Due to the advances in
technology, although the hazards in each of the clips are still relevant, the
image quality is not as clear or defined as is available today.
The DSA wants people to take a look at the samples they have
created of the new computer generated hazard perception clips. These are only
early tests so may change from the samples they have released.
Are you about to book your Practical Driving Test but have
misplaced your Theory Test Pass Certificate? Fear not! You can now find your
Theory Test Pass Certificate number if you have lost the original. You will need
this when you book your practical test, and might need it if you want to check,
change or cancel your practical test.
To find out your lost Theory Test Pass Certificate number
you will need the following information…
Valid UK Driving Licence number
Date of birth
To find out how to get your theory test pass certificate
number here… www.direct.gov.uk