Stage 2 Driving/Riding Test

Having successfully completed the theory test, stage two will assess driving/riding ability. Driving competence will be assessed against a longer more comprehensive driving test to that which applies to a learner driver. The test will last approximately one to one and a half hours depending on the number of categories being applied for and will cover 25-30 kilometres.

In order to pass the test the applicant will have to incur less than three driving faults under a particular heading e.g. observation, less than five driving faults during the entire test, and zero disqualifying faults.




 On the day of the test you must:
  • Attend in good time

  • Declare that you are properly insured for the test

  • Produce a valid full driving licence

  • Drive a roadworthy vehicle fitted with seatbelts (Car)

  • Display on your vehicle a valid insurance disc, tax disc and an NCT disc if appropriate. (Car)

  • Motorcycles do not need to display a insurance disc or NCT disc

  • Your examiner may ask to see your first aid kit, hi-viz jacket, fire extinquisher and a warning triangle