Vic Roads Pakenham Customer Service Centre Address:
Shop 3, 4 Stephenson St
Pakenham Victoria 3810
Working Hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Driving Test for overseas drivers: It is important to get your overseas drivers licenses verified. Before attempting to book a practical drive test you need to first pass VIC learners test and VIC Hazard Perception test.
Driving Test for Learners drivers over the age of 21 years: Once you passed your learners test it is important to take a learner permit to start driving classes in Pakenham. It is not mandatory requirement for learners’ drivers to complete 120 hours of logbook training. But it, recommended to hire a driving school in Pakenham for atleast 20 to 30 hours and learn with a professional instructor who can teach you to become a good driver.
Driving test for learners under the age of 21 or below: It is important to read and practice the rules book. You can download the learners test rule book VIC also called as Road to Solo Driving Handbook from here: https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/licences/your-ls/your-learner-handbooks . Once you have read the book, pass a learner’s test, once you have passed learners test apply for Learner’s permit. With Learner’s Permit you can practice driving with a supervised qualified driver and an L Board. You need to complete 120 hours of logbook training. This Logbook will be verified before the start of your driver’s test by driving examiner in VicRoads Pakenham.
Tip: Take photographs of your logbook’s pages regularly so you have a backup, many a learner has lost their book and had to start all over again.
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Driving test is divided into 2 parts:
1. a pre-drive check
2. on-road driving: This is further divided into 2 stages.
2(a). On-road driving – stage one
2(b). On-road driving – stage two
How long does a VicRoads driving test go for?
A total of 35 to 45 minutes is the involved during a drive test at VicRoads Pakenham.
1. a pre-drive check – 5 minutes
2. on-road driving: This is further divided into 2 stages.
2(a). On-road driving – stage one – 10 minutes
2(b). On-road driving – stage two – 20 minutes
Trick to passing it in one go: How can I pass my driving test?
The drive test Pakenham is very systematically designed and the driving examiner will reduce your marks based on the VicRoads drive test checklist. So, the best tip or trick to pass the driving test is to make sure you do not lose any point or very less points. Our driving instructors in Pakenham knows how to make you pass the driving test in first attempt, we have a track record of 100% pass rate. They will teach you exactly how not to lose points and follow the checklist 100%.
VicRoads Pakenham drive test routes/ VicRoads Pakenham driving test – How can I pass my driving test?
Step 1: Parking in Vicroads:
Vicroads office in Pakenham have designated parking spots for cars on test. You should reverse the car into one of these spots so that when you start your test you can simply drive straight out. Don’t forget if you need to turn out of the spot you must indicate to leave the parking spot.
Step 2: Paper Verification
Once you park the car, in the designated parking spot. Go to the office, take a ticket and show your paperwork. The driving examiner will come in 5 minutes once you present yourself for the appointment. This is the time when you start the car, turn on the brake lights and be ready for the drive test.
Vicroads testing officer will do your paper work, take your learner’s permit from you and keep it while your on test. they will check all your details, name, address that sort of thing.
Common Logbook errors:
- Name and learners number at the top of every used page NOT filled in.
- Supervising driver page not filled out.
- Supervising driver signatures not the same as their signature at the front of the logbook .
- Pages missing. The pages has to be filled in sequential order. Else, you loose the chance to give your test.
Tip. Take photographs of your logbook’s pages regularly so you have a backup, many a learner has lost their book and had to start all over again.
Step 3: Pre-drive check:
As soon as the paper verification is completed, the driving examiner will request you to go and wait in the car. This is the right time to get your car started, turn on the parking lights and make sure the “Buzzer” is active on brake pedal. The examiner in VicRoads Pakenham before getting into car will inspect the car. Also, it is very important to turn off the mobile devices.
The following in-car devices must be turned off during the drive test:
- speed warning devices
- cruise control
- any form of audio and/or visual recording equipment (this does not include an alcohol interlock device fitted to the vehicle).
The following are the instructions the examiner will instruct you to:
1. Identify and operate the following vehicle controls:
- windscreen washer and wipers
- headlights (high and low beam)
- hazard lights
- brake lights.
2. Identify the handbrake.
3. Identify but not operate the following vehicle controls:
- windscreen demister
- rear window demister (where fitted).
- 4. Start the engine.Here some of the learner drivers fail because they were using their own car and they must have forgotten to get the car checked up by a qualified mechanic. Driving school in Pakenham cars are always meeting this requirements.If you are unable to identify or complete point 1 and 2 the examiner will cancel the test or you will not be permitted to take the drive test.
- For point 3, if you are unable to identify it, then the examiner will show you, it is important for you to remember it as it might be required to use it during the driving test and if you fail to point it out or implement it then you will be failed.This is almost 5 minutes task, simple task but very important task. This is one of the main reasons to hire a driving school car rather than using your own car. Driving school cars are regularly maintained and serviced. Their cars meet the driving test criteria.
Drive test checklist which is required to demonstrate during driving.
You must consistently demonstrate safe driving behaviours while driving in different traffic conditions. During the drive test, the licence testing officer will be assessing you on:
- signal use
- gap selection
- speed choice
- following distance
- lateral position
- stop position
Driving test officer will be deducting points based on the above criteria. So, it is important to meet the above criteria.
Step 4: On-road driving – stage one: As, soon as the examiner sits in the vehicle, the examiner will instruct you not to talk or chat, we can speak to the examiner if you are unable to understand the task.
Tip: Here lot of learners fail, the few of the main reasons are:
Driving above the speed limit
Parallel parking/Reverse Parking
The driving examiner will assess you in less challenging situations. The first drive is in a shared zone with a speed limit of 10km/hr, this zone is in VicRoads Pakenham office. Here you need to drive below 10km/hr till you reach the entrance of the office and starting and stopping of vehicle begins.
In this route, the compulsory road you will be covering is:
Stephenson St, Pakenham.
James Street Pakenham: Residential area 40 km/hr zone
Main Street Pakenham: Residential area 40 km/hr zone
– The roads has a couple of roundabouts, giveaways.
From Stephenson St the, examiner will take you through school zone and residential area. It is important to meet the required speed limit in these lanes.
There are few residential areas which are normally followed by examiners which we cannot predict. But the areas are normally with less traffic and easy to perform the tasks.
Then for next tasks, you will be asked to drive into residential area where you will be asked to perform either parallel parking or three-point turn.
Here, once you finish parking along the curb, keep your leg on break pedal, life the handbrake and turn off the engine. Then you can inform the examiner that you have finished the task.
Stage one may include:
- starting and stopping the vehicle
- left and right turns at intersections
- changing lanes.
Stage one also includes a low speed parking manoevre. The testing officer will instruct you to complete one of the following:
- reverse park
- three point-turn.
Once you finish the Stage 1 of driving test, the examiner will tell you if you need to move further or if you failed the test. At any point during the test, do not drive more than the required speed.
Step 4: On-road driving – stage two:
Once you are advised to drive further you, keep your leg on brake pedal and turn on the engine and lower the handbrake. At this section, please provide an indicator, do head check, wait for 5 seconds and drive further. If you’re unsure of an instruction, ask for it to be repeated.
Here in this stage, you will be taken into higher traffic roads.
The compulsory roads you will be travelling is McGregor Pakenham, James Street Pakenham, Main Street Pakenham.
Here you will come across 80 km/hr, school zone and also shared zone.
Stage two will take about 20 minutes to complete.
Stage two may include:
- driving in busy traffic
- changing lanes
- merging with other traffic
- driving on straight and curved roads.
- Tip: The most important and common rule in stage two is do head check. This is the point which will help you pass the test. A lot of students fail with head check. You might be a confident driver, but this one point will make you a safer driver.