Mobile Application. We are also in the process of developing a mobile application to be used on a tablet device, by driving examiners as part of the driver test process. Work is underway to put the necessary infrastructure in place to facilitate this change to the way we work. Over the next few months we aim to trial these mobile devices firstly in house with our driving examiners at three pilot sites (Coleraine, Dill Road and Belfast Test Centres).
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School Of Motoring Ballymoney- Keeps you up todate with changes to the driving test.
The Department of the Environment issued a consultation document on 31 May 2013, seeking views on a number of proposals for change to the Approved Driving Instructor/Approved Motorcycle Instructor schemes operating in Northern Ireland.
The responses received indicated broad support from the industry to the consultation proposals. I can advise that the legislative amendments required to implement the agreed changes will come into effect on 28 February 2015.
The hazard perception part of the driving theory test has been updated using computer generated imagery (CGI). This will help ensure candidates' awareness of risk is tested in modern driving environments that are more like real world situations.
A new theory test has been introduced for anyone applying to become a taxi driver. It is in two parts. You must have passed both parts of the taxi theory test before you can apply for the practical test.
What happens during the test?
There is a two stage application process for first time applications. Applications usually take 12 weeks to process. To obtain a taxi driving licence first time applicants must.
- Have held a full driving licence for at least 3 years.
- Be eligible to work within Northern Ireland.
- Meet the necessary medical requirements.
- Meet the necessary good repute requirements.
- Have pass a taxi driver theory and practical test
New applications for a taxi driver licence will include checks on previous convictions, health and the length of time you have held a driving licence. In addition to the application form you must complete an enhanced disclosure application form for Access NI and return it to Passenger Transport Licensing Division (PTLD) with the necessary identification documents, you don't have to pay any additional fee. Further information on new taxi tests can be found in the manual.