Driving Test Manoeuvres
The practical driving test will involve you taking one of the possible four manoeuvres. Occasionally, time permitting, the examiner may even request two manoeuvres. You will not know which manoeuvres the driving examiner will request, so you need to learn them all. This section covers in-depth tutorials for all four manoeuvres designed and written by experienced and qualified driving instructors. The tutorials have every aspect of the manoeuvre covered, including appropriate observations and reference points. It will take time to learn them until proficient, but if followed correctly, you will pass that section of the driving test.
Driving manoeuvre tutorials
The manoeuvre tutorials are written by highly experienced and fully qualified driving instructors. If the tutorials are followed precisely, it will lead to a pass within this section of the driving test. Learner drivers should start manoeuvres at the earliest point in their driver training that they are capable of doing so. By doing this, manoeuvres should be fluent by the time they reach test standard. A driving test can easily be failed on a manoeuvre. Plenty of practice is required ensuring you are slow, accurate with plenty of observation in order to pass the driving test.
Best cars for manoeuvres
Using a small car although not essential, may prove beneficial whilst attempting a manoeuvre. Using a car that enables you to easily and clearly see all around 360 degrees should also prove beneficial as cyclists and pedestrians are easily spotted. A car that utilises engine management may allow you to move slowly by using the clutch only without the need for the accelerator. This can prove beneficial as it allows you stop quickly as you can place your right foot over the brake and not the accelerator.
Learner drivers are prone to hitting the kerb during test manoeuvres. Recently added is a guide to avoid hitting the kerb and what actions to take if it happens.
The straight line reverse is the first manoeuvre to be learnt as it helps learner drivers starting off with a key understanding of the driving test manoeuvres listed below. Once the straight line reverse is mastered, the other four manoeuvres become much easier.
In-depth tutorial for the turn in the road, previously known as the 3 point turn manoeuvre. Frequently requested by driving examiners, all aspects of the manoeuvre covered for the practical driving test, including reference markers, appropriate speed, control and observations. After you have studied the turn in the road tutorial, have a go at the turn in the road knowledge test quiz.
Commonly known as the most difficult manoeuvre, the parallel parking or reverse parking manoeuvre tutorial as it’s also known, features a complete guide with helpful diagrams. Providing this manoeuvre is taken slowly, with plenty of observation, reverse parallel parking is easy if using all the reference points used. See also the parallel parking reference points guide and once you have read through the tutorials, take a look at the parallel parking quiz test.
Tutorial for reverse round a corner manoeuvre complete with diagrams and reference points. The reverse round a corner manoeuvre is frequently requested on a driving test. This tutorial also covers areas of the manoeuvre where observations must be taken.
A manoeuvre that many struggle with, this bay parking tutorial offer an easy technique to follow with diagrams. This manoeuvre is often failed on the driving test due to a lack of knowing all the facts. This tutorial explains all. Bay parking reference points tutorial offers additional help for establishing reference points in this driving manoeuvre.
Learner drivers are often prone to hitting the kerb in driving lessons, on manoeuvres and quite often during a driving test. This tutorial offers reference points to help avoid hitting the kerb and advice during a driving test if you should hit the kerb either during a manoeuvre, whilst parking or whilst driving.
Road cambers combined with the lack of a learner drivers ability to sufficiently control the car cause many driving test failures each year. Explained is what a road camber is, plus the different types of road camber.