• What happens during the VicRoads Drive Test

    22 April at 12:53 from atlas

    Pre-drive check
    You must be able to start the engine, know where the controls listed below are and know how to use them. If any of these controls don't work properly your test cannot continue.
    Turn Indicators
    Brake light
    Windscreen washer and Wipers
    Horn
    Headlights (high and low beam)
    Hazard lights
    Handbrake
    Windscreen Demister and rear window demister(where fitted)
    During the test you must keep your vehicle's headlights on low beam, turn off any speed warning devices and turn off the cruise control.

    Stage 1 - basic driving ability
    The first part is designed to assess your safety as a driver in less challenging conditions. You will spend about 10 minutes driving then stop the car while the licence test officer calculates your score. If you do anything unsafe, the drive test will be terminated and you will fail.
    The testing officer will give you simple, clear instructions during the test (eg. at the next street, turn right). You must follow their instructions and show that you can drive safely and efficiently. If you're unsure of an instruction, ask for it to be repeated.
    The first part may include:

    starting and stopping the car
    left and right at intersections
    changing lanes
    reverse parking or doing a three point-turn.

    Stage 2 - driving on busier roads
    If you pass the first part you will progress to the second part. The second part is conducted in busier traffic. It is designed to assess your ability to safely execute normal, day-to-day driving tasks. It will take about 20 minutes to complete.
    The testing officer will give you simple, clear instructions during the test (eg. at the next street, turn right). You must follow their instructions and show that you can drive safely and efficiently. If you're unsure of an instruction, ask for it to be repeated.
    Part two may include:

    Driving in busy traffic
    Changing lanes
    Merging with other traffic
    Driving on straight and curved roads.

    All information from VicRoads, please check with VicRoads for any change