Frequently Asked Questions

Controlled Risk Driving School Wakefield has compiled a section of answers to the most frequently asked questions in an effort to provide our pupils with the best service possible.

Do I need to hold a valid provisional driving license before signing up for driving lessons?

Yes, you must possess a valid provisional driving license before starting driving lessons at Controlled Risk Driving School Wakefield.

Do you have any age restrictions for starting driving lessons?

You must be at least 17 years old to be eligible for driving lessons.

What level of driving experience do I need before starting lessons?

No prior experience is necessary to start driving lessons at Controlled Risk Driving School Wakefield. Our instructors will guide you through every step of the process, from basic maneuvers to advanced techniques.

How do I schedule my first driving lesson?

You can schedule your first driving lesson by contacting our driving school and arranging a suitable date and time. Our friendly staff will assist you in selecting a driving instructor who meets your requirements.

Do I need to bring anything to my driving lesson?

It is recommended to bring your provisional driving license and any other relevant documents such as medical certificates or eyesight test results. Additionally, you may want to bring a notebook to write down any important information or questions you may have.

What type of vehicle will I be driving during my lessons?

At Controlled Risk Driving School Wakefield, we provide manual-operated vehicles that offer a range of modern, well-maintained specifications, these vehicles are suitable for driving lessons. Our instructors will ensure the vehicle is properly equipped for your comfort and safety. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience since all vehicles are equipped with dual pedals so the instructor can take control at any time giving you the comfort you need.

How long are driving lessons typically?

The duration of our driving lessons usually ranges from 60 to 120 minutes. It is important to allow enough time to cover all the key driving skills and concepts, as well as allow some time for breaks and rest periods. Controlled Risk Driving School Wakefield recommends that you have a 90-minute driving lesson so you can take the time to explore your area, learn all about driving rules which are different in different areas, as well as observe how the laws of different areas differ from one another.

Do I need to wear my glasses when driving?

Controlled Risk Driving School will conduct an initial eyesight test by reading a number plate from 20 metres. So if you require glasses or contact lenses please bring them with you to all your lessons.

How can I pay for my driving lessons?

For all of our driving lessons and packages, Controlled Risk Driving School Wakefield accepts cash as a payment method. In the event that the payment has not been made in advance or before your driving lesson begins, no credit will be issued and your lesson may not take place.

Will my medication affect my driving?

It is a requirement of Controlled Risk Driving School Wakefield that all pupils declare any medication medical history prior to their driving lessons or driving test. This is to ensure the safety of other road users as well as the safety of the instructor.

How can I prepare for my theory test?

To prepare for your theory test, it is recommended to study the Highway Code and familiarise yourself with the road signs and signals. Additionally, you can use online resources or practice theory test questions to familiarise yourself with the format and types of questions you may encounter.

When should I book my theory test?

It is recommended to book your theory test as soon as you receive your provisional driving license. The waiting times for theory tests can vary depending on availability, so it is advisable to secure your preferred date and time as soon as possible.

Can I reschedule or cancel my driving lesson?

Controlled Risk Driving School Wakefield understands that unforeseen circumstances may arise, and you may need to reschedule or cancel a driving lesson. Our cancellation policy requires a minimum of 24 hours’ notice, so we can arrange for someone else to fill the spot. If less than 24 hours’ notice is given, Controlled Risk Driving School Wakefield can still charge the full rate.

What is the practical test format?

The practical test is designed to assess your driving ability in various real-life situations. It includes a series of maneuvers and exercises that will test your control, safety, and knowledge of traffic laws.

How can I prepare for the practical test?

To prepare for your practical test, it is essential to practice driving as much as possible, under the guidance of a qualified driving instructor. Practice areas such as junctions, roundabouts, and reversing maneuvers are vital, as you will be tested on these during the test. Additionally, familiarize yourself with the traffic signs and regulations that will be tested during the test.

What documents do I need to bring to the practical test?

On the day of the practical test, please bring your provisional driving license and any other relevant documents, such as your theory test pass certificate or eyesight test results. Your driving instructor will guide you through the process and provide further instructions.

What happens if I fail the practical test?

If you fail the practical test, you will have the opportunity to retake it after a minimum waiting time. Our driving school will provide you with guidance and support to help you improve and pass the second attempt.

To get started on your driving journey and unlock the freedom and independence that comes with it, contact Controlled Risk Driving School today. Our team of friendly professionals is ready to assist you and answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to helping you become a confident and safe driver.