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Learning to Drive a Tractor | Do You Need to Pass a Theory Test?

Not your everyday road vehicle but nonetheless, tractors are driven on Britain’s roads. Book Theory Test Today tells you what you need to know to drive one.

Is a Theory Test Certificate Required?

Let’s cut to the chase. Whether you need to take a theory test to operate a tractor is entirely dependent on which category of driving licence you’re aiming for. If you want a B1 category driving licence, yes you will have to take a theory test. You can’t book your DVSA practical driving test without one. However, if you already hold a full car licence you could be exempt from having to take a theory test. Check with Book Theory Test Today using our contact form. If you’re applying for a licence in categories F, G, H & K you will be pleased to know that you won’t have to take a theory test. Simply book your DVSA practical test online today and you’re all set. When taking a practical exam your invigilator will be assessing your knowledge of the Highway Code, on which, you will be asked 5 questions. Understanding your vehicle, particularly how it operates and its limitations, will also be put to the test. Finally, you will be asked to identify 6 road signs.

Additional Testing for Category H Vehicles

The category H driving test requires you to reverse a vehicle then turn it around by using its tracks. A turn is successful if you ensure the vehicle is facing the opposite direction upon completion of the manoeuvre.

What You Need on Test Day

You are required to bring 1 of the following documents when taking a specialist vehicle driving exam:
  • a valid, signed UK or Northern Ireland photocard licence - both the photocard and paper counterpart
  • an old-style valid, signed UK or Northern Ireland paper driving licence along with a valid passport
  • a photocard driving licence issued by an EU member state, and a UK counterpart

Additional Information

16-year-olds, you will be pleased to know that, provided you have passed the DVSA Tractor Driving Test, you can operate one on Britain’s roads. Apply now to book your test. The cost of taking a practical test on a weekday, before 4.30pm, is £62.00. To take a test after 4.30pm on a weekday, on the weekend or on a bank holiday, the cost increases to £75. You can expect your test to last anywhere between 20 minutes and one hour. So, if you’re 16 and want to take your test on a weekday, make sure you have got permission to be off school. Book Theory Test Today offers an intermediary service assisting clients with booking a UK theory test, or practical test, at test centres across the nation. The service also supplies resources to help you prepare for your theory test – Ready to take your theory test? Book your theory test online today...


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