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Practical and theory driving tests

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Theory and Practical Driving Tests can be booked online at: www.traffic.gov.gg.

 

Learning to drive

  • Learning to drive a car

    • What do I need to do before I start driving?
      • You will need to call at the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Bulwer Avenue Office in person and bring a fully completed licence application form.
      • If you answer "Yes" to any of the medical question on the application form you will also need to provide a report from your Doctor stating that you are fit to hold a licence in the category that you are applying for. Further information regarding driving with an illness or disability is available here.
      • You will be charged £4.80 per year and the licence validity will depend on your age and licence category. For fees and charges follow this link
      • You will also need to bring a valid passport for identification purposes if you have not already done so.
      • If you need to submit identification documents but do not hold a valid passport you must submit and fully completed "Identification Check Application Form" accompanied by your birth certificate (original or attested) and two attested passport size photos.
      • Your photo will be taken during your visit and your new licence will be posted to you with 14 to 21 days, however, you are able to start driving immediately.
      • But remember that you may only drive a motor vehicle with a provisional driving licence when you are being supervised by a person who has held a full driving licence in the relevant category for at least one year.
  • Learning to ride a motorcycle

    • What do I need to do before I start riding?
      • You will need to call at the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Bulwer Avenue Office in person and bring a fully completed licence application form.
      • If you answer "Yes" to any of the medical question on the application form you will also need to provide a report from your Doctor stating that you are fit to hold a licence in the category that you are applying for. Further information regarding driving with an illness or disability is available here.
      • You will be charged £4.80 per year and the licence validity will depend on your age and licence category. For fees and charges follow this link.
      • You will also need to bring a valid passport for identification purposes if you have not already done so.
      • If you need to submit identification documents but do not hold a valid passport you must submit and fully completed "Identification Check Application Form" accompanied by your birth certificate (original or attested) and two attested passport size photos.
      • Your photo will be taken during your visit and your new licence will be posted to you with 14 to 21 days.
      • Before you start riding on the road you will need to pass a Compulsory Basic Training course (CBT). Further information regarding CBT is available here. Pre motorcycle practical test training is provided by GMTS .
  • Learning to drive other types of vehicle (including towing trailers)

    • What do I need to do before I start driving other types of vehicles?
      • You will need to call at the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Bulwer Avenue Office in person and bring a fully completed licence application form.
      • If you answer "Yes" to any of the medical question on the application form you will also need to provide a report from your Doctor stating that you are fit to hold a licence in the category that you are applying for. Further information regarding driving with an illness or disability is available here.
      • You will be charged £4.80 per year and the licence validity will depend on your age and licence category. For fees and charges follow this link.
      • You will also need to bring a valid passport for identification purposes if you have not already done so.
      • If you need to submit identification documents but do not hold a valid passport you must submit and fully completed "Identification Check Application Form" accompanied by your birth certificate (original or attested) and two attested passport size photos.
      • Your photo will be taken during your visit and your new licence will be posted to you with 14 to 21 days, however, you are able to start driving immediately.
      • But remember that you may only drive a motor vehicle with a provisional driving licence (in respect of trailers the category letter must be followed by an E - example BE, C1E, CE etc) when you are being supervised by a person who has held a full driving licence in the relevant category for at least one year.
      • Further information regarding licence requirements for trailers is available here.
  • Recommended driving schools

    • We recommend that you choose an approved driving instructor when considering driving lessons. Below is a list of those driving schools which have been approved for acceptance onto our Register of Driving Instructors. Please note that this is a voluntary scheme at present. Each Instructor has signed our Code of Conduct and successfully completed an enhanced criminal records check.
    • Registered driving schools are:-
      • Apple Driving School tel 07781 400111
      • Ace Driving School tel 07781 103588
      • Safeway Driving School tel 07781 408733
      • Simply the Best School of Motoring tel 07781 111565
      • Ken Diamond tel 255895
      • Go Green Driving School tel 242604 or 07781 414445
      • Top Gear Driving School tel 07781 143395
      • Cann School of Motoring Tel 07781 103455
      • L Plates Driving School tel 07781 147366
      • Streetwise Driving School tel 07839 202154
      • Drop the L tel 07781 420596

Driving tests

  • Information on your theory test

    • Test are taken at our Bulwer Avenue Office from Monday to Friday.
    • For further important information regarding the theory test follow this link.
    • Further helpful information regarding the Guernsey differences to the Highway Code can be found here.
    • You must pass both the multi choice questions and the hazard perception test elements before you are able to book a practical driving test.
  • Booking a theory test

    • To book a theory test follow this link. You will need to know your licence number, which can be found at No 5 on your plastic licence card, and if you have activated your account you will need your password. If you have not activated your account you simply have to enter your surname as your password. This method can be used for booking theory and practical tests every time you book a test until you activate your account.
    • If you have been ID checked in the past and supplied us with a unique email address you are able to send us an account activation request from the link on the booking login page. When we receive your activation request we will send you an email link and a letter containing your activation code will be posted to your address.
    • For fees and charges follow this link.
  • Information on your practical driving Test

    • Practical driving tests start and finish at our Bulwer Avenue Office and are available at various times of the day between Monday to Friday. Practical driving tests undertaken in Alderney start and finish at the Airport and are available generally on a Wednesday approximately once every two months dependant on demand.
    • At the start of the practical test you will be required to undertake basic vehicle safety checks to ensure knowledge of safety related issues. You will not be asked to undertake tasks such as physically checking tyre pressure, engine oil or radiator levels. A list of standard question of the "tell me" and "show me" format will be used. See below for a full list of these for each vehicle category.
    • A minor change has been introduced to the driving test. During the test you will need to follow a section of the route highlighted on a sat-nav device, which will be supplied for each test with a pre-programmed route by the Driving Examiner.
    • For further important information regarding practical tests follow this link.
  • Booking a practical driving test

    • To book a practical driving test follow this link. You will need to know your licence number, which can be found at No 5 on your plastic licence card, and if you have activated your account you will need your password. If you have not activated your account you simply have to enter your surname as your password. This method can be used for booking theory and practical tests every time you book a test until you acticvate your account.
    • If you have been ID checked in the past and supplied us with a unique email address you are able to send us an account activation request from the link on the booking login page. When we receive your activation request we will send you an email link and you will receive a letter by post which contains your activation code. 
    • For fees and charges follow this link

Driving instructors

  • Information on starting a driving school

    • If you are interested in becoming a driving instructor and wish to offer tuition for payment or reward, you are invited to register your business with Driver & Vehicle Licensing. Although registration is currently voluntary, steps are being taken to introduce a legal framework that will make registration mandatory for all persons providing professional driving tuition.
    • In order to be accepted onto the register, you will need to undertake a satisfactory criminal records check and to sign the Code of Conduct and Good Practice. Full details regarding the registration scheme are given on the documents available for download below.
    • Below is a poster showing those driving schools which have been approved for acceptance onto the Register of Driving Instructors.
    • Find the schemes Governing Policy here:
    • Find the Codes of Practice here:
    • Find an application form here:
    • Find the poster of current Registered Driving Instructors here:
    • Find the Application to permanently display L-Plates here:

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