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Anyone whose taken the driving test how far do they ask you for the number plate? I know its 20 meters (5 car length) but have they asked anyone less than that like 4 car lengths
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I would imagine not to be honest, but I don't know.
On my test I was actually asked to read one from further away than 20 metres, and then when I couldn't read it they moved me closer to the actual distance.
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Do you have weak eye sight?
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Do you have weak eye sight?
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I would imagine not to be honest, but I don't know.
On my test I was actually asked to read one from further away than 20 metres, and then when I couldn't read it they moved me closer to the actual distance.
Do you wear glasses?
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Do you wear glasses?
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Do you have weak eye sight?
Yes I wear glasses but I can see from 4-5 car lengths. I'm just wondering if they ask less sometimes
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Anyone whose taken the driving test how far do they ask you for the number plate? I know its 20 meters (5 car length) but have they asked anyone less than that like 4 car lengths
On my test the examiner took me outside the test centre and pointed to a car about 40m away and said read that number. When I failed that one he turned around and found one a bit closer but still around 35m away. I still couldn’t read that
Then he brought me inside and sent someone to go measure 20.5m from one of the cars they had parked in the lot out front. I subsequently failed that cos I misread an O as a D. If you are confident at the legal limit you’ll be fine and if jot go out and measure 20.5m from cars and check to see if you can read them. Alternatively you can rock up 20 minutes early and memorise the plates of cars in the lot that aren’t being moved (not instructor cars) and hope they measure 20m off one of those
Also when they measured the distance he had me write ,what I thought the plate was, down on a piece of paper which was sent off to the dvla when my license was revoked.
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On my test the examiner took me outside the test centre and pointed to a car about 40m away and said read that number. When I failed that one he turned around and found one a bit closer but still around 35m away. I still couldn’t read that
Then he brought me inside and sent someone to go measure 20.5m from one of the cars they had parked in the lot out front. I subsequently failed that cos I misread an O as a D. If you are confident at the legal limit you’ll be fine and if jot go out and measure 20.5m from cars and check to see if you can read them. Alternatively you can rock up 20 minutes early and memorise the plates of cars in the lot that aren’t being moved (not instructor cars) and hope they measure 20m off one of those
Also when they measured the distance he had me write ,what I thought the plate was, down on a piece of paper which was sent off to the dvla when my license was revoked.
Do they ask you to read a number plate from outside the test centre car park? Do you stand inside the car park or go outside?
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Do they ask you to read a number plate from outside the test centre car park? Do you stand inside the car park or go outside?
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Yes on my driving test I was taken to the car park outside and was asked to read the number plate from a car approximately 20 metres away
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On my test the examiner took me outside the test centre and pointed to a car about 40m away and said read that number. When I failed that one he turned around and found one a bit closer but still around 35m away. I still couldn’t read that
Then he brought me inside and sent someone to go measure 20.5m from one of the cars they had parked in the lot out front. I subsequently failed that cos I misread an O as a D. If you are confident at the legal limit you’ll be fine and if jot go out and measure 20.5m from cars and check to see if you can read them. Alternatively you can rock up 20 minutes early and memorise the plates of cars in the lot that aren’t being moved (not instructor cars) and hope they measure 20m off one of those
Also when they measured the distance he had me write ,what I thought the plate was, down on a piece of paper which was sent off to the dvla when my license was revoked.
Also its 20m they can ask u to read the number plate. Isn't 40m too much especially for people who wear glasses 😶
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Do they ask you to read a number plate from outside the test centre car park? Do you stand inside the car park or go outside?
The first 2 tries were out on the road and the last measured try was inside the test centre parking lot.
When you first get asked the instructor walks you outside of the parking lot and points to a car and says read that plate.

Granted this depends on where your test centre is and if there are any cars parked outside. If not, they will just ask you to read one from inside the parking lot
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Also its 20m they can ask u to read the number plate. Isn't 40m too much especially for people who wear glasses 😶
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Also its 20m they can ask u to read the number plate. Isn't 40m too much especially for people who wear glasses 😶
The legal minimum is 20m for old style plates and 20.5m for new style plates. I think it is but I suppose the next test I go for I'll try and get the examiner to start at 20m instead of 40 to get a better chance of passing the eyesight test.

If you do fail it isn't the end of the world but it does ****ing suck. Your theory is still valid but you have to send your licence back in and reapply. I'm waiting for mine now after being revoked on the 2nd July and I haven't heard anything from the dvla yet so I expect I won't get my license back until next year
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