Saturday, 1 December 2012

Driving Lessons Reading

Using Your Own Car On A Practical Driving Test?

Did you know you can use your own car for the driving test if it meets certain rules. However, your test will be cancelled and you could lose your fee if your car doesn’t meet the required standards.

Your vehicle must:
  • be properly insured and have a valid tax disc
  • be roadworthy and have a current MOT if it needs one
  • have a seat belt for the examiner
  • have an interior rear-view mirror for the examiner (these are available from most motor stores)
  • have a proper passenger head restraint (not a slip-on type)
  • be a smoke-free environment
  • have 4 wheels
  • be able to reach at least 62mph
  • have a speedometer measuring speed in mph
  • have no warning lights showing - for example, the airbag warning light
  • have L-plates (‘L’ or ‘D’ plates in Wales) on the front and rear
  • have a maximum authorised mass (MAM) of no more than 3,500 Kgs
If you are thinking of taking your car for your Practical Driving Test its worth checking that there have been no manufacture recalls on your vehicle.

If there has been a recall your vehicle will need to be checked and fixed before you can use it for the driving test if it’s on the list.

You’ll need to take proof to your test that the vehicle has been fixed properly. The proof you bring has to be one of the following:
  • the actual recall letter or safety notice that has been stamped by the manufacturer or dealer
  • written proof from the manufacturer or a dealer (on official or headed paper)
Your test will be cancelled and you could lose your fee if you don’t bring the right proof.

To view the list of recalled vehicles visit...

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