can anyone help me with a couple of questions on the practical driving test? ive got my test in a week u see!
how frequently do you need to do your mirror checks. some1 told me to do them every 10 seconds on the test but this seems a bit excessive to me!
how is the distinction made between a major and a minor? is a major a situation where you must have caused some danger to another road user/pedestrian? (i.e. could you get away with touching the kerb/cutting a corner if there is no one there to be at risk from this?)
are all major faults an automatic fail?
what procedure do u use for the reverse parallel park? if some1 could run thru this for me (when to go onto full lock, straighten etc) id be soooo grateful.
thanx guys (and girls) and sorry my 1st post is so booring!
Oh, and a major fault is split into a Serious Fault (potentially dangerous situation or a habitual driving fault which indicates a weakness in your driving) and a Dangerous Fault (where the situation WAS dangerous). A fault of either of these will lead to failure.
Minor faults...... 15 of them and you fail.
reverse parallel, line up car one foot from side of other car and mirrors are level, then reverse slowly with one turn of left lock till you are moving past the car, then remove the lock go straight till you are about 18 inches from the pavement (its all based on judgement and position so its different for every driver and wont be as easy as it sounds here), then full turn of right lock tilll you are straight but dont forget to remove the right lock before you stop and finsih looking out of the back window.
hope this helps
You can get tested on more than two manoevers they could test you on all if they felt like it.
I got left hand reverse, turn in the road, reverse park and emergency stop on my test.
Mirrors always check if you are going round a corner at traffic lights changing direction etc. If you are just going straight you still need to check your mirror constantly but dont bother so much with the side mirrors.
Reverse park procedure depends on what car you have, different cars have different turning circles. I cant reverse park now in the same way as I did in my lessons because reversing a KA is totally different than a Fiesta.
Oh and and 4 minors in the same box eg something like hesitation become a major.