Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re new to driving you’re likely to have some questions, here are some of the most common.
Does Divawheelz only accept female students?
No, although our driving instructors are all female we are more than happy to offer driving tuition to males.
How long will it take me to pass my driving test?
Well, obviously everyone is different but generally we find that new drivers take around 40 hours to be ready for their test, more mature students take around 50-60 hours. We do offer intensive driving lessons if you need to pass your test quickly.
Do I need to pass my theory test before I take my practical driving test?
Yes, you need to have passed your theory test before applying for your practical passing test. You have two years from successfully passing your theory test to apply for your practical.
What is Independent Driving?
Independent driving is a relatively new part of the practical driving test. Your examiner will ask you to follow instructions or signs for a particular location and you will need to find your way independently. This part of your test takes around 10 minutes.
If I pass my driving test in an automatic car can I drive a manual car?
No, passing your test in an automatic means that you are only licensed to drive an automatic car.
How many minor faults can I get but still pass my test
You can get up to 15 minor faults and still pass your driving test, however one serious or major fault means a fail.
What does the Theory Test include?
The driving theory test is made up of two parts – Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception.
In the Multiple Choice section you are given 57 minutes to answer 50 questions. The pass mark is 43/50 but if you are unsure about a particular question you can ‘flag’ it and come back to it at the end.
The Hazard Perception is designed to test your awareness of hazards. You will be shown 14 short video clips depicting road scenes with at least one developing hazard (one of the clips will feature two developing hazards).You must identify the developing hazard/s as quickly as possible to achieve the highest marks. The maximum score you can get for each question is five. Unlike the multiple choice section of the theory test you cannot review your answers, so you have just one chance to identify the developing hazard. The pass mark for this section of the test is 44 out of 75.
Can I get feedback on my driving test performance?
Yes, you can request feedback from your examiner.