Frequently Asked Questions
The Oakworth School of Motoring FAQ page answers some of the most common questions asked relating to Oakworth SoM and driving in general.
Oakworth SoM delivers quality driving tuition in the following locations Shipley Keighley Oakworth Steeton Haworth Long Lee Harden Bingley Wilsden Cullingworth Cross Flats Cowling Glusburn Skipton Silsden Bradford and all surrounding areas.
The cost of learning to drive depends on a variety of factors, including the cost of lessons, how much driving experience you already have, and how much private practice you do. Discount Pricing.
The Driving Standards Agency advises that it can take on average 45 hours of professional tuition and 20 hours of private practice to pass a driving test.
On its website, the Driving Standards Agency publishes the cost of obtaining a licence.
Yes, you can still take your practical test. However, we encourage you to consider what lessons you can learn from the situations that caused you to get those points, and what changes you should make to your driving in the light of that.
Your first lesson will be in a Oakworth School Of Motoring tuition car so that your instructor can assess your ability. The instructor will then decide if you can drive your own car in your lessons. Remember that Oakworth School Of Motoring car’s dual controls make it much safer if you’re having an off-day!
You can, but it depends on your instructor. You can arrange this with your instructor after you have had your first lesson.
Yes. Oakworth School Of Motoring instructors do offer lessons in the evening and at weekends, although these are the most popular times and tend to get booked up far in advance.
Practical and theory tests
Your theory test result is valid for two years. If you haven’t passed your practical test within that two-year period, you will need to sit your theory test again.
Myths about driving examiners abound, and this is one of them. If you are worried about your practical examination, talk to your driving instructor about how the test works and what you may be asked to do on your route.
You can book your practical test online, or over the phone on 0870 0101 372. However you need to have passed your theory test before you book your practical test.
In the practical test, you will be asked two ‘show and tell’ questions about safety and maintenance checks on your car. Getting one or both of them wrong will count as a driving fault in your test. To help prepare, ask your instructor to run through some sample questions with you.
Yes, you certainly can use one of our cars for your practical test. What normally happens is that you have a short driving lesson just before your practical test and then drive to your test centre. Your driving instructor will generally wait in the centre while you have your test in the Oakworth School Of Motoring car.
There will always be some element of judgement on the part of the examiner when making the assessment, but here are some examples to illustrate what can be considered a minor, serious or dangerous fault.
Imagine turning left from a major road into a minor road and the rear wheel bumps up onto the kerb on the way round. This would be a driving fault (also known as a minor fault), and not necessarily a fail.
Imagine that same scenario, but the front wheel bumps up onto the kerb followed by the rear wheel. This would be a serious fault and, therefore, a fail. If a pedestrian is waiting to cross the road and they are forced to move out of the way, then this would be a dangerous fault and a fail.
Another example is to imagine emerging left from a minor road to a major road. The gap in the traffic is big enough to move into but the candidate taking the test builds up speed leisurely obliging the following vehicle to lift off the accelerator. This is a driving fault, not a fail.
Now imagine that the gap in the traffic is smaller but still okay if the candidate is moving at a good pace. If the candidate isn’t moving quickly enough and forces the following driver to brake, this would be a serious fault, and a fail. A dangerous fault in this scenario would be if the gap in the traffic is too small and the examiner has to intervene to prevent candidate from emerging.
Once you’ve passed
Pass Plus was developed by the Driving Standards Agency. It is a six-part training course which helps new drivers get experience in towns, all weathers, out of town and rural roads, night driving, dual carriageway and motorways. Each part lasts an hour and at the end of your module your instructor will pass you if he or she believes that you have met the right standard.
Yes, we do offer refresher driving lessons.
Our pass rates are so consistently high, that we are able to offer the Oakworth Pass Promise. We promise that you will pass the DVSA practical test first time with Oakworth School of motoring, in the unlikely event that you don’t pass first time, you will receive FREE use of the tuition car on your next DVSA practical test. (Terms and conditions apply)