The way the test works

During the driving test an officer will direct you through a set course of 25 zones, and record your performance on a score sheet. Your score is based on your performance in a range of situations and your ability to demonstrate low risk behaviours. You are assessed against 5 key performance areas:

  • Speed management (S)
  • Road positioning (P)
  • Decision making (D)
  • Responding to hazards (H)
  • Vehicle control (C)

High risk driving behaviour (breaking a road rule or following too closely) will result in a fail regardless of your score. To pass you must achieve at least 90% with no fail items.


Continue reading the Guide to the Driving Test Summary:

1. The Driving Test

2. Before You Start

3. Low Risk Driving

4. Vehicle Control

5. Test Results

6. Tips for Provisional Drivers

Check out the other resources available to help you pass the Practical Driving Test and get your provisional P1 licence (Red Ps):

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