Driving Test – Shieldhall Test Centre Glasgow

What Do You Need To Pass Your Driving Test?

The Driving Test at Shieldhall (Glasgow) is conducted by a Driving Standards Agency (DSA) examiner.

The test lasts about 35 to 40 minutes. Before the driving part of the test starts you will be required to read a number plate at a distance of 20.5 yards and answer two “Show & Tell” questions. If you are unable to read the number plate the test cannot proceed. The Show & Tell questions are all safety related with regard to things like tyres, lights, and vehicle checks etc.

During the driving part of the test you will be assessed on your correct use of all the car controls and your driving technique and skills. You will be required to complete one manoeuvre and may be asked to perform an emergency stop. You will be required to carry out 10 minutes of independent driving, where you can be asked to follow road signs for a specific destination, or follow a diagram pre-drawn on a blank sheet of paper. All faults observed by the examiner are classified as “Driving Faults”, “Serious Faults” or “Dangerous Faults”.

At South Side Driving you will have the test clearly explained to you by your instructor and a Mock Driving test will be done around the Shieldhall centre. This should greatly improve your chances of going on to successfully pass the test, as you will have had experience of what the test will include.

A candidate will pass if they have 15 or less driving faults and no serious or dangerous faults.

At the end of the test the examiner will tell you if you have passed or failed.

If you have any further questions about the driving test please don’t hesitate to contact South Side Driving.