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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


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


Independent driving


You’ll have to drive without turn-by-turn directions from the examiner for around 10 minutes.


You’ll have to follow either:

traffic signs

a series of directions given to you before you set off

a combination of both





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