Independent driving and riding section of the practical test

Your practical driving test will include approximately ten minutes of independent driving. It's not a test of your orientation and navigation skills. Find out what independent driving is and how you'll be assessed during your test.

Which tests include the independent driving or riding section

The independent driving or riding section is included in the following practical driving tests:

  • car
  • motorcycle module two
  • large goods vehicle (LGV)
  • passenger carrying vehicle (PCV) tests
  • approved driving instructor (ADI) driving ability (sometimes called 'part two')
  • taxi

Independent driving in the driving test: what is it?

For more information on the Independent Driving Test visit the direct.gov.uk website.