What does the test usually involve?
Once you’ve completed your training and demonstrated an understanding of road safety as well as a firm grasp of the basics, you’ll progress onto the final stage – the test. The test will cover several areas, and you’ll be expected to answer five ‘Show Me/ Tell Me’ questions. This will require a mixture of verbal responses and physical demonstrations with a fault being issued for each incorrect answer.
This will then be followed up with vehicle safety check questions followed by the reversing challenge where you must demonstrate that you know how to reverse correctly. While this might sound straightforward, doing so with a trailer is more complicated than without. Next, you will be taken out on the road and required to master a number of road and traffic conditions. This includes:
• Moving Off Up and Downhill Safely and Smoothly
• Moving Off Normally from the Side of the Road
• Meeting Other Vehicles
• Negotiating Various Roundabouts
• And More!
Finally, you’ll be asked to demonstrate uncoupling and re-coupling the trailer correctly and safely. You can take your test at the Poole LGV/PCV Test Centre, Southampton LGV/PCV Test Centre or one that’s local to you.