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Standard Procedure for Conducting Driving Tests

Decision on Test



See Training Guide.

Pass Result

In the case of a 'pass' result:

  1. Generally, the applicant should be asked to sign the Certificate of Competency, and should then be informed that he/she has passed the test.
  2. The Tester should complete the Certificate and hand it with the Report Sheet to the applicant saying - “You must present this Certificate to your local NDLS Office when applying for your full licence. The Certificate is valid for two years only, and that time limit cannot be extended. While this certificate is valid for two years I would advise you to apply for your full licence straight away, as the restrictions such as displaying L plates, being accompanied by a full licence holder and driving on motorways still apply until you get your full licence into your hand. Do not mark or write anything on it”.
  3. The Tester should present the applicant with the Debrief screen on the tablet when giving feedback and complete the Driving Test Feedback Form (see section on Verbal Feedback).
  4. Inform the applicant “I will give you some feedback based on the result and also a Driving Test Feedback form outlining the key areas which require attention. On the back of this sheet there is some information which you may find useful in helping you to understand the areas you need to address. A detailed report with all the test marks will be issued to you by email or post depending on the correspondence method you had requested when you applied for your driving test.”
  5. Circle the key areas in the “Driving Test Feedback Form” where the candidate has incurred faults.

See Verbal Feedback..

Fail Result

In the case of a 'fail' result the Tester should:

  1. Tell the applicant - "I am afraid / sorry that you have not been successful today/on this occasion.
  2. Complete the Statement of Failure and hand it to the applicant. The Tester should present the applicant with the debrief screen on the tablet when giving feedback and complete the Driving Test Feedback Form (see section on Verbal Feedback).
  3. Also inform the applicant: “I will give you some feedback based on the result and also a Driving Test Feedback form outlining the key areas which require attention. On the back of this sheet there is some information which you may find useful in helping you to understand the areas you need to address. A detailed report with all the test marks will be issued to you by email or post depending on the correspondence method you had requested when you applied for your driving test.”
  4. Circle the key areas in the “Driving Test Feedback Form” where the candidate has incurred faults.
  5. The candidate should be referred to the ‘Rules of the Road’, to the information leaflet ‘Preparing for your Driving Test’, and to the ‘Statement of Failure’, for further information. Candidates should also be informed that there is a suite of Learner Driver Manuals available in bookshops for cars, buses, bikes and trucks which may assist them when they are practicing their driving. Where a candidate is unwilling to accept the result, the tester should say that he/she is not permitted to discuss the details of the test.

    See “Verbal Feedback”

    The tester concludes by saying – “You may need this Certificate in order to renew your Learner Permit. Thank you very much.”

    Testers should not make any comment which may be misconstrued as being facetious.
  6. Testers should continue the policy of recording any unusual incidents, events or comments etc. on the notes section at the end of the test, and also of giving a brief outline of the circumstances which gave rise to all grade 3 faults being recorded, and where on route they occurred. Testers should record the facts only. However, reports of more serious incidents, events or comments should be alerted to the H.E.O. of Driver Testing.