All of the UK driving test manoeuvres 2023 – simple tips

[Music] Hello, I'm Chris. Today we're going 
to have a quick refresh on all the driving   test manoeuvres. I'll be giving you some 
tips on how to do the manoeuvres safely   and pass this part of the driving test. I'll 
also show you how to do the emergency stop. You'll be asked to do one manoeuvre on the 
driving test, and you might also have to do   the emergency stop. [Music] Let's get started with 
the pulling up on the right-hand side of the road   and then reversing two car lengths manoeuvre. As you're driving, the examiner will ask you to 
pull up on the right when it's safe to do so.   Firstly, don't rush. Choose where to pull 
up. Just like when you pull up on the left,   make sure it's safe convenient and legal. 
Don't try and pull up in a tight gap.

Instead,   look for a long space to make it easier. Make 
sure there's no oncoming vehicles. Although   if there is, then you can wait for them just left 
of the centre of the road with your indicator on. So, I'll check the interior mirror and 
right-hand mirror. Quick right shoulder check,   signal right and gradually move over to the right. 
But not too sharply or there's more chance of   hitting the kerb. Once the kerb is lined up with 
this point I'll steer left to get the back in.

Then straighten the steering once the car's 
straight. You don't have to be really close   to the kerb but within a drain's width is 
okay for the driving test. Parking brake on,   select neutral, cancel signal. The examiner will 
now ask you to reverse roughly two car lengths   keeping reasonably close to the kerb. So if you've 
parked really close to the kerb then there is more   chance of hitting it when reversing. Prepare the 
car to reverse. Check all around before moving,   finishing by looking over your left 
shoulder through the rear window.   Once it's safe, slowly reverse keeping the kerb 
lined up with something on the rear window.   The right-hand mirror can help too, but don't 
stare at anything. Try to keep steering to a   minimum but if you do need to steer then steer 
left to go away from the kerb or right to get   closer. Keep observing all around and you must 
stop if anyone approaches near to your car.   For example, oncoming or someone parking behind 
the car or walking out. You are allowed to drive   forward to readjust the manoeuvre if it's going 

Although you'll probably get a driving   fault or a minor as they're commonly called for 
doing this. But it's better than touching the kerb   and possibly getting a serious fault. The examiner 
will tell you when to stop. Once you've stopped.   Parking brake on, select neutral. The examiner 
will then tell you to drive on when it's safe. Observe all around, check the mirror on the 
right, interior, left, blind spot on the left   and make sure there's no one coming. 
Signal left once it's safe to go.   Keep checking and move back to the left-hand 
side of the road. Check mirrors and drive on. And that's how you do the stopping on the right. 
Next, forward bay parking. The examiner might ask   you to drive forward into any bay on the 
left or right finishing within the lines. You can choose which bay to drive into, so to 
make it easier by picking a bay where there's no   other vehicles nearby. If you want to drive into 
a bay on the right, then if it's safe, position   your car to the left so you have more space to 
swing into the bay and straighten up.

[Music] This is the bay I've chosen. Now, this is when I need to turn. The first 
line of the bay disappears into the car here. Make sure it's safe to turn first 
by checking the interior mirror,   right-hand mirror, quick right shoulder check 
and signal if there's anyone to benefit. Now I'll steer full lock maximum to the 
right. Driving slowly but steering quickly. Once the car's in the bay and almost straight, 
straighten the steering back to the left.   You know when the car is straight as the dashboard   will look like it runs parallel 
with something in front of you. Stop when this line touches the bottom of the 
mirror. You might need to stop sooner if there's   something sticking out in front of you like a bush 
or another vehicle that's in your bay a little. On the driving test, you must stop 
before driving into the bay in front.   Parking brake on, select neutral. You're allowed 
to open your door to check if you're in the bay   as long as it's safe.

All reference points shown 
may look slightly different to you as it depends   on your height, seat position and the car 
you're driving but they will be similar.   If you're not in the bay then you're 
allowed to reverse and readjust it back in   but remember to keep observing to make sure it's 
safe. You will probably get a driving fault for   correcting the manoeuvre but at least it won't 
be a serious fault for not being in the bay.

The examiner will now ask you to reverse 
either to the left or right. Observe all around   including the rear window and if there 
isn't any vehicles next to you then you   can steer immediately. Reverse slowly and stop if 
anyone gets near you, but continue if it's safe.   Straighten the steering. Make 
sure it's safe and drive on. If you want a bay on the left, then if it's 
safe, start away from the bay to the right.   When to turn into the bay is 
the same, just on the left side.   Observe, signal if necessary 
and if it's safe turn. [Music]   Our next manoeuvre, reverse parking, 
also known as parallel parking.   If you haven't already subscribed 
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a safe driver and pass your driving test.

The examiner might ask you to drive alongside 
another vehicle and then reverse into a two-car   length space. Although on your test there 
won't be another vehicle close behind.   To help you see the kerb, you are allowed on your 
driving test to move the left-hand mirror down.   But be careful not to stare at it during the 
manoeuvre and remember to adjust it back up   after you've parked.

Make sure it's clear before 
you start the manoeuvre as you don't want to   immediately block someone. I'll drive reasonably 
close alongside this other car. This helps others   get past me if they want. Mirrors and blind spot 
checked. No one around to benefit from a signal. I've stopped with my left-hand mirror roughly 
lined up with the front of the other car. I've got the steering straight. 
I'll now select reverse.   Check the blind spot on the right and all 
round observations. Looking over my left   shoulder through the rear window, slowly reverse 
straight when it's safe – until the very front   or back of the other vehicle is roughly 
lined up with the passenger door pillar here.   This is when I'm going to turn and the front 
of my car is going to swing out so I must have   another all-round check here. Starting with the 
blind spot over my right shoulder, all round   and over my left shoulder through the rear window. 
Once it's safe, slowly reverse, steering one whole   turn to the left.

Not maximum, just one turn. Stop 
if anyone approaches but continue if it's safe.   Once you're roughly at a 45-degree angle, 
you can see this triangle in the mirror   and in this ford fiesta the kerb looks like 
it goes into the door handle here, with the   car hardly moving, turn two whole turns to the 
right. Now don't get too fixed on any method   as it can go wrong but use your judgment too.

left-hand mirror really helps. If you're going to   hit the kerb then steer more to the right or left 
if you're going too far from the kerb. But this   one looks okay. I can see a bit of road in between 
the car and the kerb. Keep observing around and   don't stare at anything. Once you've parked and 
the car's straight, with the car hardly moving,   steer one whole turn to the left to straighten 
the wheels but adjust the car if you need to.   Stop, parking brake on, select neutral. 
Move the left-hand mirror back up if needed. You can move forward if it's going 
wrong but observe all around first.   You will probably get a driving fault or a minor 
as they're commonly called for driving forward   but it's better than getting a serious fault for 
hitting the kerb or being too far from the kerb. Don't forget to keep observing for 
others during all these manoeuvres,   especially for pedestrians and cyclists. 
The next manoeuvre, reverse bay parking.   The examiner might ask you to reverse into a bay 
on the left or right, finishing within the lines.

Try and start the same distance 
away from the bays every time,   or otherwise, your reference 
points will keep changing. Now I'm going to show you an easy way to reverse 
into a bay on the left using the 90-degree method.   Select reverse and observe all around. Starting 
with the blind spot on the right, all round   checks, then looking over my left shoulder 
through the rear window and slowly reverse. I'm going to reverse into this bay. It's 
the third bay along. This is the second. And this one's the first bay. I've got the 
first line of the first bay looking like   it disappears into the car here. This is 
when I need to steer full lock to the left   to get into the third bay. Try not to lean 
forward or your reference point will change.   It's important to observe all around 
again at this point as the front of   the car is going to swing out.

spot on the right, all round checks   and then looking over my left shoulder through the 
rear window. As long as it's safe, slowly reverse   and steer full lock maximum to the left. Stop if 
anyone gets near you but continue if it's safe. Once the car looks straight with 
something opposite or behind   straighten the wheels back to the 
right. It will be one and a quarter   or one and a half turns depending 
on the car to get them straight. When to stop depends on your car seat position 
and height but this line will look like it   goes into the mirror here or it might look 
like it touches the bottom of the mirror.   You might need to stop sooner if there's 
something sticking out into your bay.

As long as it's safe, then you're allowed to open 
your door to check you're in the bay. If you're   not, then make sure it's safe and drive forward 
to readjust it back in. There's a good chance this   will be a driving fault but at least it won't 
be a serious fault for not being in the bay.   For tips on how to correct it and 
how to reverse bay park to the right,   then have a look at our other video. 
There's a link in the description.   You might prefer doing this 
manoeuvre using the 45-degree method,   which is fine for a driving test as well. There's 
a link in the description for this one too. [Music]   Next up, let's refresh on the emergency 
stop. The examiner might ask you to pull   up on the left in a safe place and ask you to 
carry out an emergency stop.

They will say,   shortly I shall ask you to carry out an 
emergency stop. When I give this signal, stop!   I'd like you to stop as quickly and as safely 
as possible. Before giving the signal I shall   look around to make sure it's safe but please 
wait for my signal before doing the exercise.   Do you understand the instructions? After you've 
said yes they'll ask you to drive on when you're   ready. Although it might be tempting to 
drive on extra slowly, the examiner will   be expecting you to drive at a normal speed 
that's suitable for the road and conditions.   You won't have time or be expected to check 
the mirrors before you do the emergency stop.   When the examiner says stop, they'll be looking 
for a prompt reaction and making sure you're   stopping quickly and in control.

So when they 
say stop, release the gas pedal, keep both   hands on the steering wheel, press the foot brake 
quickly and firmly and then press the clutch down   straight after. As quick as you say it, brake, 
clutch. Let's see it again at normal speed. If your car has ABS and it senses that you've 
gone into a skid then the brakes will pump on   and off very quickly.

You will feel this 
on the brake pedal as a pulsing feeling. You might feel like you've broken something but 
it's normal and you should keep pressing the   foot brake firmly. After you've stopped, 
secure the car with the parking brake   and select neutral. Now it's important to 
remember to check all around. Blind spot, mirrors   and blind spot. The examiner will then say 
"thank you, I won't ask you to do that again.   Drive on when you're ready please." 
Then only drive on when it's safe.   No signal needed as you're not 
moving off from the side of the road.

For more driving tips, have a look at our 
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if you haven't already as it really helps us make   more videos. Thanks a lot for watching. In the 
meantime, keep safe on the road and bye for now! [Music].