TEST ONLY OR LAST MINUTE TEST COVER
Perhaps you’ve been learning to drive in a family member’s car, saving yourself money spent on
driving tests, but are unable to use that vehicle for a driving test…TDA has you covered. Clients are
welcome to hire our cars with our experienced instructors for test use, though please note TDA will
ask you to book a minimum of a two-hour lesson at least three days before your test date. This will
allow our expert instructors to provide some last-minute top tips and feedback, or perhaps advise
whether or not you are test ready.
You do not have to have been doing continuous lessons with TDA for you to drive one of our vehicles
for a test. For example, if your instructor has had to cancel last minute, or there is a vehicle issue, feel
free to call our office and we can allocate a car for you to drive in for your test (both manual and
automatic options are available). This means you won’t need to miss a test over something out of your
Call our office as soon as you’re aware of your circumstances to ensure the greatest likelihood of an
instructor being able to schedule you in and work around you. Due to the last-minute nature of cover
for tests you should expect a varying charge depending on when and where you are taking your test.
Eyesight Important –
Have you had your eyesight checked recently? If you haven’t, regular eyesight tests will reassure you that you still meet the legal standards. The legal eyesight standard means that you must be able to read a car number plate from 20 metres. You must not have been told by a doctor or optician that your eyesight is currently worse than 6/12 (decimal 0.5) on the Snellen scale. If you are in any doubt you should discuss with your optician or doctor. If required, you may wear glasses or corrective lenses to meet both of these standards. There are higher eyesight standards for those who drive medium or large vehicles, minibuses or buses. Bioptics (telescope) are not acceptable for use while driving in Great Britain and it is not acceptable to use a bioptic device to meet the visual acuity standard. A bioptic device cannot be used to pass the number plate test. Further information is available on our website at www.gov.uk/driving-eyesight-rules