Should you take your instructor on your practical driving test?
Since April 2010 driving examiners have asked you, at the time of your Driving Practical test, if they would like your instructor (or another observer - preferably the person who has taught them to drive) to sit in on your test and listen to the feedback at the end.
However, it is purely your choice.
So, should you ask your Instructor to sit with you?
Watch the DSA video below and find out about the benefits of taking someone with you on your driving test.
The person observering you on a test usually sits in the back seat directly behind the driver.
They are not allowed to speak or give any signals or signs to you unless they are acting as an interpreter.
If your first language isn't English, and your instructor speaks and understands your language, you should not miss out on the opportunity of receiving valuable feedback.
From 6th April 2010, your instructor may also act as interpreter on your test.
Practice makes perfect, so get plenty of practice from a Approved Driving Instructor.
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