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Get your driving lessons off to a great start with our fantastic special offer!

For beginners,

we are offering the first

Five lessons for just £60.00

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Collingwood Learner Driver Insurance

Areas Covered by Paragon Driving School

 

Wakefield Test Centre

Wakefield, Wrenthorpe, Kirkhamgate, Alverthorpe, Flanshaw, Lupset, Outwood, Newton Hill, Stanley, Robin Hood, Lofthouse, East Ardsley, Tingley, Thornes, Agbrigg, Sandal, Crigglestone, Durkar, Horbury, Horbury Bridge, Middlestown, Ossett.

 

Pontefract Test Centre

Pontefract, Castleford, Normanton, Altofts, Glasshoughton, Sharlston, Featherstone, Ferrybridge, Knottingley, Crofton, Whitwood, Fitzwilliam, Hemsworth, Havercroft, Ackworth, Purston Jaglin, Notton.

 

Plus South Leeds areas of

Morley, Middleton, Thorpe, Carlton, Rothwell, Woodlesford, Swillington, Oulton, Methley.

Member of the WDIA

(Wakefield Driving Instructor Association)

Member of the PDIA

 

 

(Pontefract Driving Instructors Association)

Theory & Practical Driving Tests

To obtain a driving licence you will need to pass two tests:

The theory and hazard perception test and the practical test.

COMPLETE THEORY TEST DVD – 2013 Edition

Only £10.00 from Paragon Driving School (RRP £15.00)

 

From the makers of Driving Test Success - The UK’s BEST SELLING Software Brand for Learner Drivers   Driving Test Success has helped over 3.5 million people learn to drive. This comprehensive and easy-to-use software contains all the latest OFFICIAL Theory Test revision questions from the Driving Standards Agency, the people who set the test.

 

Start using it today and you’ll soon gain the essential knowledge you need to pass both parts of the Theory Test with confidence.

 

Part 1 – Multiple Choice Test Practise

 

  • OFFICIAL DSA revision questions covering everything you could be asked in your Theory Test
  • Sit unlimited random mock tests that accurately simulate the OFFICIAL test by the DSA
  • Practise interactive case study sample questions
  • NEW - view the full OFFICIAL DSA explanations to help you understand and remember the correct answers
  • Test yourself on incorrect or unanswered questions
  • Watch the Theory Test introduction video and know what to expect on the big day
  • Monitor your progress and find out when you’re ready to sit the real test Optional voiceover to help those with reading difficulties

 

Part 2 – Hazard Perception Test

 

  • Practise hundreds of interactive video clips as many times as you like
  • Sit unlimited random mock tests that accurately simulate the OFFICIAL test by the DSA
  • Understand how each hazard develops by reviewing each clip
  • Watch the OFFICIAL DSA sample video clips and introduction video
  • Monitor your progress to see if you are ready for the real test
  • All tests are filmed from outside the car, just like the real test

 

PLUS THESE HANDY REVISION AIDS:

 

  • The Highway Code Read, search and print the latest digital edition of The Highway Code.
  • Know your Road Signs Test your knowledge of every road sign that you may come across in the multiple choice part of the Theory Test.
  • Learn on the Go Practise OFFICIAL DSA Theory Test questions using your iPod®, mobile phone or other portable media player.
  • Theory Test Book Revise every OFFICIAL question away from your PC using the printable Theory Test book.
  • Advice Centre Essential information about all the tests and how to ensure you pass first time.

 

System Requirements

 

PC Operating System: Windows® XP (SP3) / Vista (SP2) / Windows® 7 (SP1) PC. CPU Type and Speed: Pentium® IV 1.5GHz or equivalent. Hard Drive Space (MB): 500MB (6.8GB for a full installation). Memory: 512MB (1GB for Windows® Vista or 7). Graphics: Any DirectX 9 graphics card (with at least 32MB video memory, running at 1024x768 24 bit colour or higher). Audio: Any DirectX 9 compatible device Printer: Optional to print documents and reports. Internet: Required for registration, updates and web links.

 

Not compatible with most Netbook PCs

Theory test

 

The Theory Test was introduced to test your knowledge of the rules of the road, and the Hazard Perception test which follows, assesses your driving awareness skills.

 

The theory test comprises of 50 questions with between 4 and 6 possible answers. To pass this section you need to get at least 43 out of 50 correct.

 

Remember, safe driving for life comes from understanding the rules of the road and it is important that you understand ‘why’ certain rules are there. The best way to prepare for your theory test is to buy some theory books published by the DSA. Paragon Driving School recommends The Highway Code and the complete theory test DVD as shown above.

The hazard perception element comprises of 14 video clips, each 1 minute long. During these clips, you will see a normal road situation, in which a hazardous event will happen and as soon as you see it, you will need to click the mouse. This part of the test is designed to test your ability to react quickly to what you see, so the quicker you spot the hazard, the more points you score. Each clip is programmed to have a window of opportunity to click and so it is worth clicking a couple oftimes per clip as your first click may have fallen outside of the window of opportunity. If you fail to click within the window of opportunity then you will score 0 for that clip. Also if you click too many times on the clip or if the program detects rhythmic clicking then you will also score 0 for that clip. There are 15 hazards to spot in total but only 14 clips, so be careful as one of the clips has 2 hazards for you to find.

 

You need at least 44 out of a possible 75 to pass this section.

 

You must pass both elements in order to pass your theory test overall.

Practical test

Once you have passed your theory and hazard perception test, you’re on the right road to taking the practical test. The test will last approximately 40 minutes and is designed to cover all areas of your driving, including a reversing manoeuvre and possibly an emergency stop. You will also be tested on your ability to drive independently following road signs or directions for a period of 10 minutes. As part of the practical driving test you will also be asked 2 questions relating to the maintenance of the car. Remember, the driving test is your opportunity to show the driving examiner that you are ready to drive on the roads unaided for the rest of your life. You need to act responsibly, safely, respectfully of others and legally. You need to demonstrate that you have the vehicle under control at all times and that you can plan and be aware of developing situations. Make sure that you are ready to be that person before you consider taking a test. Your driving instructor can help you assess your level of ability by conducting mock driving tests. Listen to the feedback your driving instructor gives you and work with them to improve and develop further.