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Eyesight Test

For both the CBT and Final practical Tests there will be an eyesight test. You will need to be able to read a number plate at a set distance. If you need glasses or contact lenses to do this then you will need to use them whilst you take your training with CAMRider.

The practical driving test eyesight test – also required for CBT
How the test works

You have to correctly read the number plate on a parked vehicle – for the actual DSA practical tests you get up to three chances to get it right

At the start of the practical driving test or the CBT course, your instructor or driving examiner will ask you to read the number plate on a parked vehicle.

You'll have to read the number plate from a distance of:

  • 20 metres for vehicles with a new-style number plate
  • 20.5 metres for vehicles with an old-style number plate

New-style number plates start with two letters followed by two numbers, for example AB51 ABC.

You will need to be able to communicate well in English to take a CBT course unless you have made arrangements otherwise.

Highway Code

The Highway Code

For CBT you will need to have a basic but reasonable appreciation of the highway code. We recommend purchasing a copy and doing a little revision before starting your course. It is important for a rider to have a good appreciation of all road signs and rules if they wish to be a safe rider and are serious about wishing to pass their test. We recommend any rider to spend time reading the highway code thoroughly.


You can also practice highway code questions by trying our free Theory and Hazard perception tests!

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