Driving Test Information

In your DSA practical test, you will then be examined on your general driving and on One reversing exercises. The reversing exercises will be chosen from: reversing around a corner, turning in the road, reverse parking. You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop exercise.

What is expected in each driving test maneuvers/manoeuvres –

  • Reverse parking – Drive alongside a parked car and reverse back within the space of two car lengths without hitting the kerb and whilst observing for other road users.
  • Turn in the road – Turn the car around using forward and reverse gears without hitting the kerb and whilst observing for other road users.
  • Reverse to the left – Reverse in to a side road to your left, keep close to the kerb and observe for other road users.
  • Bay parking – Reverse in to a car park bay, whilst observing for other road users.
  • Emergency stop – Stop the car as in an emergency, without skidding.

You should practice these driving maneuvers/manoeuvres with your driving instructor.

Throughout the test you should drive in the way your instructor has taught you. If you make a mistake, don’t worry about it, it might be a less serious driving fault and may not affect your result. The examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving. You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test. If at any time your examiner considers you to be a danger to other road users your test will be stopped.