Congratulations to John Roberts of Blackpool on passing his driving test on 3rd January.
BDS Driving School managed to secure him a short notice test, unfortunately his instructor was not available at such short notice and so we advised what he needed to do so he could take the driving test in his own car.
If you are planning on going for test in your own car – be mindful that there are some cars that are not permitted on test, a full list can be found by clicking here.
Rules about the car
Your car must:
- be taxed
- be insured for a driving test (check with your insurance company)
- be roadworthy and have a current MOT (if it’s over 3 years old)
- have no warning lights showing, for example, the airbag warning light
- have no tyre damage and the legal tread depth on each tyre – you cannot have a space-saver spare tyre fitted
- be smoke-free – this means you cannot smoke in it just before or during the test
- be able to reach at least 62mph and have an mph speedometer
- have 4 wheels and a maximum authorised mass (MAM) of no more than 3,500 kg
The MAM is the limit on how much the car can weigh when it’s loaded. It’ll be in the car’s handbook.
Things that must be fitted
The car must have:
- an extra interior rear-view mirror for the examiner
- L-plates (‘L’ or ‘D’ plates in Wales) on the front and rear
- a passenger seatbelt for the examiner and a proper passenger head restraint (not a slip-on type)
BDS Driving School offer Manual and Automatic Lessons, we offer lessons on a weekly basis as well as Intensive Courses (Some call them crash courses). Male and female driving instructors available that cover the Fylde Coast from Fleetwood to Lytham.
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