Parking in a bay
The examiner will ask you to park in a bay – either driving in & reversing out or reversing in & driving out (the examiner will tell you which).
You do not need to park in a bay where there are vehicles in adjacent bays.
You can’t drive through a first parking bay, and then park in a bay directly in front of that. When you reverse out, you can’t go into any bays behind you.
Pull up on the right & reverse
The examiner will ask you while driving (they won’t pull over first to give the instruction) to pull up on the right when it is safe to do so, you’ll then be asked to reverse back 2 car lengths keeping reasonably close to the kerb.
The examiner will pull you over before starting the independent driving part of the test. 1 in 5 tests will be following traffic signs & the remaining tests following a series of pre-set directions from a Sat Nav supplied by the examiner.
SHOW ME TELL ME
As a driver, you should recognise the importance of basic vehicle maintenance & safety.
Show me – tell me safety questions
Full set of possible questions
The ‘tell me’ question will be asked at the test centre before you start driving. This may include opening the bonnet for some of the questions. You are not asked to touch a hot engine, or physically check any fluid levels.
The ‘show me’ question will be asked while you are driving & it can be asked at any time during the test, including during the independent driving part. The examiner will ask the question in a location which gives you enough chance to demonstrate the safety check. If you are not sure how to do it, the examiner will ask you to pull in & you will be asked to locate the control