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Practical driving test for cars

Driving Tests - Additional COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Please note we have added some additional protocols during your driving test to allow for safe physical distancing and other safety measures between candidates and staff:

  • you will be required to wear a face mask/covering whilst sitting your driving test, these much be brought with you to the test centre and will not be provided by DVS
  • you will be asked to wait in the designated area until you're called by the Examiner
  • you will be asked to safely remove the mask/covering (temporarily) to verify your identity during the check in process
  • The examiner will wipe down all contact surfaces in the vehicle before the test
  • Vehicle windows must be open and no air conditioners are to be used during the test

You must pass the driver theory test before you can book or sit a practical driving test. Driving theory tests

How to book a practical driving test

The test can be booked in person at Driver and Vehicle Standards (DVS). You will need:

  • your Jersey provisional licence
  • your theory test pass certificate
  • the correct fee of £53

You can also book your driving test online using a credit or debit card.​

Book your driving test online

Cancelling or changing your test

To cancel your test booking and obtain a refund, or alter a test booking, you will have to give 3 clear working days notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) and produce your receipt.

On the day of your test

You should arrive 15 minutes before your test - lateness will result in the loss of your test and fee.​

The examiner will want to see:

  • your Jersey provisional licence
  • your theory test pass certificate
  • a valid insurance certificate or cover note for your vehicle (a schedule, a policy, an insurance disc or photocopies are not acceptable as proof of insurance cover)
  • (if the vehicle is not owned by you or your registered instructor) a letter of permission, signed by the owner, to use the vehicle for the purpose of the test.

What you'll be tested on

At the start of your test the examiner will ask you to read at a distance of 20.5 metres (with the aid of spectacles or contact lenses if worn) a car registration plate containing 6 letters and figures. 

The examiner will then ask you 2 randomly chosen questions regarding your vehicle. 

You will then go out in your vehicle for the driving part of the test. During the test the examiner will be looking for you to demonstrate that you can: 

  • move off correctly on a hill
  • complete 2 reversing manoeuvres
  • park your vehicle in either a left or right parallel parking space
  • drive defensively and anticipate the actions of other road users
  • use your observation when appropriate
  • assume the correct road position when driving and at junctions
  • generally drive safely and competently in a variety of road and traffic conditions

Vehicles you can take your test in

You must take the practical driving test for cars in a vehicle that has:

  • at least 4 wheels
  • a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 3,500 kg
  • not more than 8 seats in addition to the driver

Your vehicle must also:

  • be in a road worthy condition
  • have 'L' learner plates displayed on the front and rear
  • not exceed 3500kg Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW
  • not have more than 9 seats (including the driver seat)
  • have an integral passenger head restraint fitted - 'slip-on' type head restraints are not permitted
  • have fully operational seat belts

If you want to be able to tow a trailer, or drive another category of vehicle, then you must take an additional practical driving test which is specific to that category.

Vehicles suitable for a category B practical driving test​

Automatic vehicles

You can take your test using a vehicle with automatic transmission. If you pass your test using a vehicle with automatic transmission your full licence will only entitle you to drive vehicles with automatic transmission. You will have to take a further test using a vehicle with manual transmission to entitle you to drive manual transmission vehicles.

Audio or visual recording of your practical driving test

Audio or visual recording of a driving test is not permitted, irrespective of the position of the recording equipment and which aspect of the test is being recorded. If it becomes apparent that audio or visual recording equipment is active either in a test vehicle or externally, the examiner will politely ask those responsible to switch off the equipment. If the candidate cannot do this quickly or easily, the test will be ended and the candidate will lose their test fee.

Driving tests for other vehicles​​​

The Jersey Highway Code

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