Eyesight and Highway Code

For both the CBT and final practical tests there will be an eyesight test, plus you need a good basic understanding of the Highway Code.

Eyesight Test

You will need to be able to read a number plate at 20 metres. 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 is also required for CBT

How the test works

You have to correctly read the number plate on a parked vehicle – for the actual DVSA 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.

Eye Test criteria:

  • You must be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate from 20 metres away.

You will also need to be able to communicate well in English to take a CBT course unless you have made arrangements otherwise. We can’t allow interpreters to assist on-road or where there are fast developing situations.

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 mock theory test.

Driving Theory Test App

We’ve also partnered with Deep River Development and their Motorcycle Theory Test App.

It allows you to access the complete highway code for free!

You also get access to theory test revision materials, practice questions, answers and explanations. With case studies, coaching mode to help you focus on the areas you need to, and mock tests to see how prepared you are, no other app prepares you more for the road.