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Practical Driving Test - ADI Part 2
This test is the practical driving element of the qualification process and lasts about one hour.
During the test you will be expected to demonstrate a high level of driving ability to the examiner and will be required to completed several reversing manoeuvres. An independent driving element is also within the test format.
The test takes around one hour and includes:
an eyesight test
vehicle safety questions
a test of your driving ability
You’ll have to show the examiner all of the following:
expert handling of the controls
use of correct road procedure
anticipation of the actions of other road users and then taking appropriate action
sound judgement of distance, speed and timing
consideration for the convenience and safety of other road users
driving in an environmentally friendly manner
You’ll drive in varying road and traffic conditions, including motorways or dual carriageways where possible.
You must be able to carry out all of the following manoeuvres:
move away straight ahead or at an angle
overtake, meet or cross the path of other vehicles
turn left-hand and right-hand corners
stop the vehicle as if you’re in an emergency
drive in reverse and enter limited openings to the right and left
reverse-park the vehicle into the space behind a parked car
reverse-park into a parking bay
turn the vehicle to face in the opposite direction using forward and reverse gears
You’ll have to drive without turn-by-turn directions from the examiner for around 10 minutes.
You’ll have to follow either:
a series of directions given to you before you set off
a combination of both