Section 1. About the questions

The examiner will ask you one:

tell me question (where you explain how you’d carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start driving
show me question (where you show how you’d carry out a safety task) while you’re driving

 

Section 2. ‘Tell me’ questions – at the test centre

1. Tell me how you’d check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.
Answer: Brakes should not feel spongy or slack. Brakes should be tested as you set off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.

2. Tell me where you’d find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.
Answer: Manufacturer’s guide, use a reliable pressure gauge, check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold, don’t forget spare tyre, remember to refit valve caps.

3. Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash.
Answer: The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable. Note: Some restraints might not be adjustable.

4. Tell me how you’d check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.
Answer: No cuts and bulges, 1.6mm of tread depth across the central three-quarters of the breadth of the tyre, and around the entire outer circumference of the tyre.

5. Tell me how you’d check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Answer: Explain you’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), then walk round vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).

6. Tell me how you’d know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system.
Answer: Warning light should illuminate if there is a fault with the anti-lock braking system.

7. Tell me how you’d check the direction indicators are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Answer: Explain you’d operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), and then walk round vehicle (as this is a ‘tell me’ question, you don’t need to physically check the lights).

8. Tell me how you’d check the brake lights are working on this car.
Answer: Explain you’d operate the brake pedal, make use of reflections in windows or doors, or ask someone to help.

9. Tell me how you’d check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
Answer: If the steering becomes heavy, the system may not be working properly. Before starting a journey, 2 simple checks can be made.

Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.

10. Tell me how you’d switch on the rear fog light(s) and explain when you’d use it/them. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Answer: Operate switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on. Explain use when visibility is less than 100 yards.

11. Tell me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam and explain how you’d know the main beam is on.
Answer: Operate switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), check with main beam warning light.

12. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient oil.
Answer: Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe check of oil level against the minimum and maximum markers.

13. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that the engine has sufficient engine coolant.
Answer: Identify high and low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.

14. Open the bonnet and tell me how you’d check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.
Answer: Identify reservoir, check level against high and low markings.

You need to open the bonnet and tell the examiner how you’d do the check if you’re asked question 12, 13 or 14.

 

Section 3. ‘Show me’ questions –  while you’re driving

  1. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the rear windscreen?
  2.  When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you wash and clean the front windscreen?
  3. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d switch on your dipped headlights?
  4. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d set the rear demister?
  5. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d operate the horn?
  6. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d demist the front windscreen?
  7. When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d open and close the side window?

 

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All types of refresher lessons are available to boost your confidence and therefore enable you to cope with inner city traffic. Motorway lessons are also available specifically for driving at speed and changing lanes. To view our Terms and Conditions click here  

 

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What we offer – For anyone looking to pass the test to get their taxi driver licence, or renewal of the licence, Drive 4 Life have many years experience in delivering advanced driver courses for both private and commercial customers.  We offer…

Driving Assessment
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Taxi/Private Hire mock testing.

To enable taxi licences to be issued by local authorities, you will have to pass an assessment test.

Questions, Answers & Some Useful Information

If You’re looking to become a Taxi Driver then you will need to pass an assessment, some of the topics which will be on the assessment can be found on the link below;

Become A Taxi Driver

 Taxi Driver FAQ

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For black cab drivers, knowledge of cab dimensions and wheelchair fitting, (if applicable), are required.

 

 Coronavirus 

Due the recent Covid-19 virus cars will be fully sanitised in areas shown, before and after each lesson. Both the instructor and pupil will wear a mask during the lesson and the pupil will have their hands sanitised outside BEFORE the lesson starts. Hands of both the instructor and pupil will be recleaned if any accidental contact is made during the lesson. 

Any signs of being unwell and having potentially any symptoms, lesson MUST be cancelled immediately (This will also apply to the instructor). After the quarantine period, a test will need to be done to ensure virus has gone or a note from your doctor to state that you never had the virus.

 

CANCELLATIONS

 48 hours’ notice must be given to the instructor prior to your lesson or the charge will still apply for the booked lesson.

All special offers are subject to the discretion of Drive 4 Life Driving School.

Beginner’s packages are for pupils who have no previous experience .i.e. only at time of offer. No other discount available on this package, normal hourly rate applies for the remainder of lessons and no refunds available.

Block bookings must be paid in full, in advance to get the discount, if the pupil cancels at any time during the block bookings and does not continue with lessons the standard rate would apply. No refunds available to block purchased lessons or training.

Block bookings and gift vouchers must be taken within a reasonable time period (i.e. 6 months) or they will expire.

 

ROAD SAFETY AND RESPONSIBILITY

All pupils must have their provisional driving licence.

We reserve the right to cancel a lesson if the pupil is deemed to be unfit to drive due to alcohol, drugs or other medical reasons that may affect the safety of other road users.

We reserve the right to withdraw our cars for tests without notice should the pupil not be up to test standard.

We cannot be held responsible for cancellation of lessons due to illness or mechanical breakdown or severe weather conditions or for any reason a driving test is delayed which is out of our control.

If the pupils own car is used it must be fully road legal taxed and hold a valid MOT. The car is comprehensively insured for the purpose of tuition and use, this is the pupil’s responsibility.

If the pupil is deemed to be not listening to instruction, being offensive to the instructor or carrying out any dangerous driving of any kind the instructor will terminate the lesson and at the instructors’ discretion stop any further lessons with regard to road safety.

 

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