The DVSA LGV Part 3 Category C and C+E Practical Driving Tests:
Once you have completed the above steps we will handle your practical test bookings for both Parts 3 and 4 for you.Your practical test will last about 75 minutes and include:
Vehicle safety questions
Uncouple/Recouple exercise (C+E test only)
Practical road driving
During your practical road driving, the examiner will see how you:
Use the vehicle controls
Move away at an angle, uphill and downhill
Use the mirrors
Give appropriate signals
Show awareness and anticipation of other road users’ intentions
Manage your progress and control your vehicle speed
Deal with hazards
Select a safe place to stop
There will also be 10 minutes of independent driving, designed to test your ability to drive safely while making independent decisions.The reverse exercise:You will be asked to complete an ‘S’ shaped reverse into a bay.
The uncouple/recouple exercise (C+E only), you will need to demonstrate a safe process of work to uncouple then re-couple the tractor and trailer units.
After you’ve taken the practical test your examiner will tell you if you’ve passed and explain how you did.The pass mark is no more than 15 driving faults and no single serious or dangerous fault.