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Driving School for Driving Lessons and Crash Courses in Grays, Tilbury, Thurrock, Havering, Basildon & Brentwood Essex

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FIVESTAR can help with your Taxi test training; initially we suggest a 2 hour assessment drive (£46 in your own vehicle or £50 if you use ours).

The instructor will then discuss with you your training options and give you an estimate of the number of hours you will require.

When you are ready to book your actual Taxi Test (Assessment) click on this link to the DSA website.  The assessment with the DSA lasts about 40 minutes and starts with an eyesight test.  i.e. “ At the start, you’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of:

 20 metres for vehicles with a new-style number plate

 20.5 metres for vehicles with an old-style number plate

New-style number plates start with 2 letters followed by 2 numbers, eg AB51 ABC.

You must use glasses or contact lenses during the whole test if you need them to read the number plate.

You can’t take the driving part of the assessment if you fail the eyesight test. You can still do the wheelchair exercise if you’re taking the enhanced assessment.”

The Practical part of the assessment will include:

 a manoeuvre where you’ll be asked to turn your vehicle to face the opposite direction

 around 10 minutes of driving without being given turn-by-turn directions by the examiner

 stops at the side of the road as if a passenger is getting in or out

 related questions, e.g what to do if a passenger leaves property in your vehicle

 questions from the Highway code and identifying traffic signs and road markings

You might also be asked to do an emergency stop.

You’ll pass the assessment if you make 9 or less faults. You’ll fail if you make a serious or dangerous fault.

If you are doing the enhanced assessment you need to take a wheelchair accessible vehicle as you will need to do a wheelchair exercise.  Please see DSA web-site for full details and requirements.


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FIVESTAR Driver Training offer Taxi test training in Grays, Hornchurch, Basildon, Thurrock, Havering, Essex.

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