Practical Test Questions

Here you can read more about what is expected at the control test

in connection with your practical driving test

  • All lights and reflectors must be intact and clean.
  • All lights must be able to light up.
  • Lamps in pairs must have the same color and brightness.
  • The light of the headlights must be white or yellowish.
  • Bulbs must be inserted correctly in the headlight sockets (judged from the location of the light-dark boundary).


The requirements for the car’s mandated lights and reflectors are as follows:


In front of:

  • 2 Position lights that must be visible at a distance of at least 300 m. without dazzling.
  • 2 Low beam lights that must shine asymmetrically to the right, and be able to illuminate the road at least 30 m in front of the car without dazzling (judged that the upper edge of the light limit falls at least 1 cm/m.).
  • 2 High beam lights that must be able to illuminate the road at least 100 m in front of the car. Must be dazzling.



  • 2 general rear lights with red light that must be visible at a distance of at least 300 m. without causing glare.
  • 2 brake lights with red light, (new cars, however, 3 brake lights) which must give significantly stronger light than the rear lights when the brakes are activated. (3-4 times stronger)
  • At least one number plate light that must illuminate the rear number plate with white light so that it is easily legible at a distance of at least 20 m.
  • 2 red reflectors at the back of the car that must be approved and must not be triangular.
  • 6 turn signals in total; 2 at the front, one on each side and 2 at the back.


The flashing lights must flash between 60 and 120 times per minute with a yellow/orange light that can be clearly seen in sunlight. If these blinkers flash faster or slower than normal, this is a sign of a fault and is often a sign that one or more lights are not working.


  • The hazard warning lights must be able to turn on all flashing lights at the same time.
  • The horn should have a clear, constant tone.
  • Cars longer than 6m must be equipped with yellow side marker lights, distributed on the sides of the car. These must be visible at a distance of at least 300 m. without dazzling. 
  • Cars wider than 2.1 m must have 2 white forward-facing and 2 red rear-facing marker lights that must be visible from a distance of at least 300 m without dazzling.
  • The engine must not generate unnecessary smoke or noise.
  • The engine must not be contaminated by leaking fluids.
  • The exhaust system must be tight and fitted with a silencer – The entire system must be secured with either braces or straps.
  • The engine oil level must be topped up between the min and max mark on the dipstick, or according to the car manufacturer’s instructions.
  • The coolant level (properly protected against frost) must be filled between the minimum and maximum marks on the side of the container.
  • Sprinkler fluid (properly anti-freeze) must be filled in sufficient quantity according to the car manufacturer’s regulations.


  • The tires must have at least 1.6 mm. depth in the main pattern, judged
    by any wear indicators.
  • Directional tires must be mounted in the correct direction of rotation. (look for an arrow on the side of the tyre, if necessary)
  • Tires, wheel rims and wheel bearings must be intact and undamaged.
  • Tires and wheel rims must match each other.
  • Tires must be of the same type on all wheels – i.e. summer or winter tyres. (except for special spare wheels).
  • The tire must be inflated to an air pressure according to the car manufacturer’s regulations (see the instruction manual), as otherwise there is a risk of warping and over- or understeer.
  • Studded tires may only be used between 1 November and 15 April and must then be mounted on all the car’s wheels.
  • Shock absorbers must be effective at all of the car’s wheels, judged by the fact that the car immediately comes to rest after a strong depression of the shock absorber. All 4 shock absorbers are checked.


Uneven and lopsided tire wear can be a sign of various faults with the vehicle.

These faults must be inspected as soon as possible. .

  • The car must be equipped with a steering device that must be arranged in such a way that the car can be controlled easily, safely and quickly.
  • Due to wear or the like, there must be no significant blur in the control device as a whole or in its individual parts.



  • In the case of newer cars, there must not normally be a steering wheel blur.
  • Steering wheel play is checked by the straight wheels immediately following the movement of the steering wheel (in cars with power steering, the check is carried out with the engine running).
  • If the wheels do not immediately follow the movements of the steering wheel, this may be a sign of play in the steering connections.
  • When driving at low speed, the steering wheel must be able to be easily turned from side to side without encountering uneven resistance or producing noise.
  • If the grip on the steering wheel is loosened, the wheels must automatically turn towards straight exposure (Must be self-righting)
  • If there is hydraulic power steering, the fluid level in the power reservoir must follow the car manufacturer’s regulations. This is checked either by the fluid level being between the minimum and maximum marks, or by the control lamp being switched off.
  • Heavy or difficult steering may be due to a lack of fluid in the power steering reservoir or a worn, loose or broken drive belt for the power steering.


The steering must be inspected as soon as possible if there is too little fluid in the system or if there is significant steering wheel play.

  • The car must be equipped with a service brake that must work on all the car’s wheels.
  • The service brake must be divided into two circuits, and be able to brake the car quickly, safely and effectively at all speeds and loads.
  • The car must also have an emergency brake (the parking brake or one circuit of a 2-circuit brake system) that must be able to brake the car safely and effectively if the service brake fails.
  • The parking brake must be mechanical and can be locked in the brake position. Control:
  • The brake pedal must have a grooved or rubberized surface so that there is a good foothold.
  • The pedal must have 1 cm of clearance in the top position, and must not be able to be depressed when the brake pedal is pressed hard. If the brake can be depressed further, it may be a sign that one of the brake circuits is defective.
  • The brake pedal must feel firm and must not sink while it is held down with constant hard pressure.
  • In the case of vacuum-enhanced brakes, the brake pedal (after equalizing pressure) must, however, sink a small distance while it is kept depressed, and the engine then started.
  • The brake fluid level must be between the minimum and maximum marks.
  • During braking, the car must not pull to the side (this may indicate moisture or dirt on the brake linings or a fault in the brake system). Moisture can e.g. coming from a car wash but disappears quickly when braking for a short time.
  • The braking effect may be uneven or choppy, which indicates a fault with the brake drums, brake discs or brake linings.
  • Inside driver’s mirror and outside driver’s mirror on the left side, automatic wipers and washers, approved anti-theft device, seat belts, approved warning triangle (not legally required to include, but legally required to be installed at the scene of a damaged vehicle or accident – 100 meters ahead on the opposite road, 50 meters ahead in other places)