THE OLDER DRIVER ASSESSMENT 

If you need to retain your full driver licence you are required to pass a practical driving assessment. You can choose between either:

• A driving assessment from your home, conducted by a licensed driving instructor accredited by RMS, or

• A driving test from an RMS testing centre, conducted by an RMS testing officer.

Driving assessments conducted by accredited driving instructors are on a ‘fee for service’ basis. You are able to choose any driving instructor accredited by RMS to deliver the assessment. The driving test conducted by RMS is provided at no charge.

There is a limit of three attempts at RMS driving tests. However, there is no limit on the number of driving assessments you can take with an accredited assessor in the specified period.

Practical driving assessment

The driving assessment from home and RMS driving test use the same assessment criteria. The practical on road drive has set requirements. Generally you will be on the road for about 15 to 20 minutes in duration. During the drive you will be directed where to drive. Your result will be based on your driving performance in a range of situations and your ability to demonstrate safe driving behaviours.

Some driving behaviours such as not stopping at a ‘Stop’ sign or speeding are deemed to be ‘high risk’. If you behave this way during the test you will not pass, regardless of your overall driving performance.

Onroad Driving School can help you prepare for this assessment so that you are confident and ready. 

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