Sat Nav In Your Driving Test
This part of the test is your independent driving part and it’ll last around 20 minutes – roughly half of the test.
Following directions from a sat nav
During the independent driving part of the test, most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav.
The examiner will provide the sat nav (a TomTom Start 52) and set it up. You won’t need to set the route – the examiner will do this for you. So, it doesn’t matter what make or model of sat nav you practise with.
You can’t follow directions from your own sat nav during the test – you have to use the one supplied by the examiner.
You’ll be able to ask the examiner for confirmation of where you’re going if you’re not sure. It won’t matter if you go the wrong way unless you nake a fault while doing it.
One in 5 driving tests won’t use a sat nav. You’ll need to follow traffic signs instead.