I spent 18 years as a driving instructor, but moved over to the ‘dark side’ to become an examiner eight years ago. As an instructor, one question I was frequently asked by my learners was ‘What will the test instructor’s car be like?’
Firstly, I’d tell the learner that there’s no such thing as a ‘test instructor’; there are driving instructors (those who teach) and there are driving examiners (those who test). One person cannot be both.
I’d like to tell you something every candidate wonders about: how a driving test is assessed. Some people think it’s cloaked in mystery and that we examiners form a secret society, unwilling to share our assessment knowledge. It’s not like that at all: I’m happy to tell you everything I can if it helps you to relax and trust that we’re here to help.