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Driving Test Manoeuvre Videos

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From December 2017 the UK Driving Test will include the option of a new manoeuvre called 'Pull up on the right and reverse'. Whilst it is still recommended that we pull op on the left whenever possible, we may occasionally need to pull up on the other side of the road, so it is good to practice this manoeuvre so we are able to do so safely. First, we'll get an overview of the manoeuvre from outside the car, before going inside to see a more detailed view from the driver's position.

From December 2017 the UK Driving Test will include the option of the Forward Bay Parking manoeuvre. Whilst it is still recommended that we reverse into parking bays whenever possible, we may occasiionally need to pull into a bay forwards, so it is good to practice this manoeuvre so we are able to do so safely. First, we'll get an overview of the manoeuvre from outside the car, before going inside to se a more detailed view from the driver's position.

This is an example of how to do the Reverse Parallel Parking manoeuvre, as sometimes used on the driving test. The aim is to safely park your car behind the object car, finishing reasonably close and parallel to the kerb, and to stay within 2 car lengths of the car. To complete this manoeuvre you need to have good judgement to be able to control the car accurately whilst using your observation skills to ensure you spot any approaching traffic. If you see any other traffic approaching, then keep your car stationary until you are sure it is safe to continue. If you need to 'tidy up' your car position then use the space available to straighten up the car until you are happy.

This is an example of how to do the 'Bay Parking' manoeuvre, as sometimes used on the driving test. The aim is to safely reverse your car into a parking bay, finishing with all 4 wheels inside the white lines. You need to use good observation skills whilst controlling the car very carefully - if you see any kind of hazard approaching, then keep your car stationary until you are sure it is safe to continue. If you aren't happy with your position, then it's OK to drive out of the space and then reverse back in again to straighten up - just take your time and ensure you look around enough to keep safe.

Here are a few videos that show how to do the four manoeuvres that are used on the Driving Test.

To successfully complete any of the below manoeuvres safely you must show that you have good car control, combined with great observation skills. Each video includes tips to help you achieve this.

     

Currently, 1 in 3 practical driving tests include the Emergency Stop routine - so this video will show you how this would work in a test, and what you should do to remain safe.

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