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This is an example of how to do the 'Turn-In-The-Road' manoeuvre, as sometimes used on the driving test. The aim is to safely turn your car around to face the other direction, without touching either kerb. Always check your blind spots first, then move the car very slowly whilst steering quickly. If you see any other traffic approaching, then keep your car stationary until you are sure it is safe to move. If you can't complete the manoeuvre in a '3 point turn' then continue, as completing a '5 point turn' is still acceptable. It is worth remembering that in order to pass the driving test, you do not have to drive (and manoeuvre) perfectly - so long as you can do what is asked safely then you will pass.

This is an example of how to do the Left Reverse manoeuvre, as sometimes used on the driving test. The aim is to safely reverse the car around the corner into the side road, whilst keeping reasonably close to the kerb. To do this you need to drive very slowly, steer precisely, and look around regularly to look out for hazards. If you see any other traffic approaching, then keep your car stationary until you are sure it is safe to move. If you get too close or far from the kerb, then it is usually OK to pull forward to the start position and try the manoeuvre again.

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.

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