Driver suitability assessment

Assessments are held on the morning of the first and third Wednesday of the month at Borough Hall. You will be contacted to arrange an appointment and will be required to show photographic ID, eg passport or DVLA driving licence when you attend. 

A Licensing officer will ask you 30 questions in the following six categories, two of the questions will require a written answer.

  • General questions
  • Where are roads/places adjoining roads or reference to landmarks
  • Describe the route
  • Law
  • Conditions
  • Responsibilities 

Whilst the pass mark is 80% the Officer does have discretion to fail an applicant based on public safety grounds, regardless of this score.

The officer conducting the assessment will advise you at the end whether you have passed or failed. The officer’s decision is final and there is no appeal process. If you fail the Council’s Driver Suitability Assessment, you will not be able to retake the test for a calendar month and will have to pay the fee again. Only two attempts are permitted.