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Once enrolled at V.I.P. Driving School, we will encourage you to attempt a Practice Test, whereby we will take you to an exact test route (one of many) and have a written assessment of your performance. If you can pass this test, you are ready to undertake the real driving test. This is an important aspect of an efficient driving school and our aim is to take you once you are ready and our goal is for you to pass the first time! So you can recommend us to your family and friends.
What do I need to know to pass my Vic Roads driving test?
No doubt this question is uppermost in your mind. The following information is a guide assist you with the driving test and what is required of you to pass this test.
What tests must I pass to get my licence?
You will need to pass the following tests:
What will I need to bring?
You will need to bring the following:
What will I be assessed on?
During your driving test, your testing officer will give you simple, clear instructions such as “At the next street, turn right.” If you are unsure of an instruction, you may ask for it to be repeated.’
Your driving test will be marked as follows:
Your driving skills will be assessed against a performance checklist for which you must get a YES for at least 80% to pass the test and obtain your licence. The performance list is as follows:
You must know where these controls are and how to use them:
* If any of these controls are not in proper working order, the test cannot proceed. All our Fleet have easy to reconise controls. You must be able to turn on the engine.
During the drive, your testing officer (L.T.O) will check that you do the following:
You must check the mirrors ( internal & external ) immediately before signalling and before braking.
You must signal long enough to give sufficient warning to other drivers and pedestrians before turning, and for at least 5 seconds if merging into traffic or changing lanes. At roundabouts, you must keep signalling whilst driving in the roundabout. You must cancel your signal immediately after turning or diverging.
Before merging or diverging into traffic or changing lanes, you must do a head check(blindspot) by turning your head and looking through the appropriate side window to check for other road users in your blind spots. You must maintain reasonable progress and ensure a safe gap in the traffic.
You must apply the brake smoothly using brakes only.
You must stop the car within 2 metres of the stop line at a stop sign. You must not stop with the front wheels on or in front of the stop line. If there is no stop line, you must stop as close as practical to, but before the stop sign or intersection.
At intersections, you must slow down, look in the correct direction(s) and react correctly to other vehicles and pedestrians.
When turning, you must drive in the correct lane or position on the road and follow all road markings and traffic lane arrows.
You must travel at a suitable speed for the conditions but not above the speed limit.
Position on the Road
Your car must travel entirely within the lane markings of the correct lane or in the correct lane of traffic.
You must control the vehicle correctly using the steering wheel, gears and clutch (manual transmission) brakes, accelerator and proper handbrake usage.
You must keep an acceptable safety margin (distance) when following other vehicles accordance with road conditions, amount of traffic and other hazards.
Reverse Parking & Three point Turn
This aspect of the assessment will test your control of the car at low speed including the reverse parallel parking or the three point u-turn.
You will be asked to do one of these two during your driving assessment:
Reverse Parallel Parking
You will be required to pull up next to a legally parked vehicle and asked to reverse into the space behind the vehicle.
Three Point Turn
You will be asked to make a three point turn (turn your car around) on a road which is not as wide as your car’s turning circle. You should be able to complete this manoeuvre in three movements:
For you to pass the low speed manoeuvre aspect, you should not:
What are immediate failures?
You will be failed immediately if you do anything deemed illegal or unsafe. For example:
Driving In Traffic
Position after stopping:
If you stop at a location that placed another road user in a dangerous situation.
Dangerous actions such as:
Exceeding 5kph over the speed limit.
Completion of the Test
On completion of the test, you will be given a copy of your results. The “Improvement Needed” section will identify your strengths and your weaknesses. This feedback will provide you with the opportunity to further improve your driving skills by concentrating your efforts on those weaker areas. A critical error may be recorded. Your VIP driving instructor will get you “Test Ready” The Information on our site is derived from a brochure entitled “What you need to know about your licence assessment”, produced by VicRoads.
For information, please ask our experienced trainers or visit the VicRoads website.
VicRoads offices we cover:
459 Lygon Street, Carlton
Cnr Pearcedale Pde / Johnstone Street, Broadmeadows
267 High Street, Sunshine
12 Lakeside Drive, Burwood East
|South Eastern Suburbs
77 Corporate Drv
71 Hartnett Drive, Seaford