As long as your insured, have L Plates, working lights and mirrors. You can use it
i think you need to provide an extra mirror for the examiner, it sticks onto the windscreen.
As far as i know you don't need dual controls.
From what I remember reading on the back of the letter I got from the DSA, you don't need dual controls.
Although you do need an adjustable headrest on the passenger's side, a fully functioning seatbelt on the passenger's side, extra mirrors for the examiner and L-plates.
And, you MUST tell your insurance company that your car is being used on a driving test, since someone else other than a named driver will be "in control" of the car (ie: the examiner, since you are on a provisional license)
Yeah - thomasp is right i think. YOu need 2 extra mirrors i beleive - one so that the examiner can see your eyes, and the other so that he/she can see the road behind.
However, some cars such as the new yaris are unsuitable because the passenger cannot see the speedo. For an instructor it is worth having a second speedo fitted, but obviously this isnt worth the expense and trouble just for a test.
You don't need dual controls.
Thanks- thats a relief, I've done all my learning in my Ka, didn't want to have to change just for the test- I've already got extra mirrors, as I have been learning in it.
I did my test in my own Ford Ka. Lovely little cars, I hated my instructors clunky diesel clio. All you need is 1x extra mirror, working lights, headrest, seatbelt, clean windscreens, L plates and FULLY COMP insurance. Good luck.
I'm a driving instructor with BSM, I checked this on sataurday for one of my pupils. You do not need dual controls at the moment, although there are plans to introduce it in the future. You need L plates both front and back and need only one mirror, to be honest if you don't have a mirror the examiners have spares. I would advise you to check that all the lights, indicators are working and the tyres have good tread and no visible cuts/bulges. You're probably aware that you have to answer vehicle safety questions now at the start of your test, if a light is out or bad tyres then the test will be cancelled by the examiner and you'll lose your fee.
Hope this helps.
yes you do need a mirror but if you dont have one its not a problem, I see many arrive for test with no mirror, the examiner will have a spare.