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Driving test resource material



TSO bookshop

Listed below are all of the training publications produced by the Driving Standards Agency.

Books
The Highway Code is essential reading for any road user. It explains the rules of the road and gives good advice about best driving practices.

Know your traffic signs explains most signs

The Official DSA Theory Test for Car Drivers and The Official DSA Theory Test for Motorcyclists contain all the questions in the multiple choice part of the theory test, together with the answers and explanations.

The Official DSA Guide to
Driving - the essential skills
explains the best driving practices in more detail.

The Official DSA Guide to Learning to Ride
includes details of basic machine handling for the compulsory basic training course and the full practical test syllabus.

The Official DSA Guide to Riding - the essential skills is the complete guide for new and experienced riders.

The Official DSA Guide to Learning to Drive gives details of the 24 key skills shown in th Driver's Record and explains the standards needed to achieve Level 5 on this Record (that is, the standard needed to pass the practical driving test).

The Official DSA Guides to driving goods vehicles, and buses and coaches explain the standards required to pass today’s practical tests. 

The Official Theory Test for Drivers of Large Vehicles includes all the questions and explains the answers. 

The Official DSA Guide to Tractor and Specialist Vehicle Driving Tests explains the standards required to pass the practical driving test using a specialist or unusual vehicle, including three-wheeled cars, trikes, road rollers, track-laying vehicles, mowing machines and pedestrian-controlled vehicles. 

Helping Learners to Practise - the official DSA guide is based on the same 24 key skills, giving general advice and suggestions for the person who is helping the learner to practise, as well as specific advice for each of the key skills.

Other media

The Official DSA Theory Test CD-ROM for Car Drivers and The Official Theory Test CD-ROM for Motorcyclists contain all the questions and allow you to practise for the multiple choice part of the theory test.

The Official DSA Guide to Hazard Perception DVD will help you prepare for the hazard perception part of the theory test. This is also available as a video and workbook-based training pack.

What If?
is another video and workbook designed to improve your ability to think ahead to boost your awareness of hazards. There are separate versions for car drivers and motorcyclists. 

Prepare for your Practical Driving Test – the official DSA guide DVD shows learners driving at the Level 5 standard in each of the key skills. It also shows the presenter taking each of the skills during a test.


Ordering learning materials

You can order all of these materials online from The Stationery Office (TSO) using the link to the DSA Official Bookstore in the External Links box. Alternatively you can telephone: 0870 243 0123 or email dsamerchandising@tso.co.uk for orders or enquiries.

These materials are also available from High Street bookshops and electronic retailers.