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    Hi,

    I'm gonna do my test soon and because my test centre has a bay parking area I was wondering whether I could randomly choose any bay parking area to reverse into.
    In my lessons I could simply choose any bay to reverse into, would the examiner choose a bay for me or could I just reverse into a random one that I've chosen.

    Also, in my practice lessons when I was practicing bay parking at the test centre it was always empty with no cars parking, So I was wondering whether in the driving test it would be empty like this or would there be other cars aswell??
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    Not sure but I know that there will be no cars parked when you bay mark, it will be empty for you.
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    (Original post by GeorgeAndLennie)
    Not sure but I know that there will be no cars parked when you bay mark, it will be empty for you.
    Wouldn't they say like park in e.g bays A or B or C --
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    I had a bay park on my test.

    If the examiner has chosen for you to perform a bay park you usually do this at the start of the test when all of the other learners have driven off on their test routes. So it will be clear and there should be quite a few bays free.

    However I was meant to do a corner reverse on my test but there was a car parked right on the corner where she normally gets people to do the corner reverse so I had to do a bay park at the end when everyone else had just finished their test. My examiner just got me to wait until everyone left and told others to leave and then I had a clear car park to do it.

    And yeah, it's any bay. They won't specify which bay you have to end up in.
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    (Original post by ReeceM1)
    I had a bay park on my test.

    If the examiner has chosen for you to perform a bay park you usually do this at the start of the test when all of the other learners have driven off on their test routes. So it will be clear and there should be quite a few bays free.

    However I was meant to do a corner reverse on my test but there was a car parked right on the corner where she normally gets people to do the corner reverse so I had to do a bay park at the end when everyone else had just finished their test. My examiner just got me to wait until everyone left and told others to leave and then I had a clear car park to do it.

    And yeah, it's any bay. They won't specify which bay you have to end up in.
    Oh glad to hear this
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    yep during my test the examiner said please pick a bay and reverse into it , thankfully it was empty and i got it in ok id have been more nervous if there was cars either end
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    (Original post by ReeceM1)
    If the examiner has chosen for you to perform a bay park you usually do this at the start of the test when all of the other learners have driven off on their test routes. So it will be clear and there should be quite a few bays free.
    This isn't always the case. You may be asked to reverse into a bay at the end of the test. If you arrive back at the test centre after a lot of other learners, some of the bays will be taken. You have to be able to park in a bay whether there are other cars around or not.

    You may choose any empty bay on either side, but it pays to check that another car isn't too close to a bay line or over it. If that's the case, don't try parking in the very next bay; you'll be making life very difficult for yourself.
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    This isn't always the case. You may be asked to reverse into a bay at the end of the test. If you arrive back at the test centre after a lot of other learners, some of the bays will be taken. You have to be able to park in a bay whether there are other cars around or not.

    You may choose any empty bay on either side, but it pays to check that another car isn't too close to a bay line or over it. If that's the case, don't try parking in the very next bay; you'll be making life very difficult for yourself.
    Yep, I had a bay park at the end of my test and my test had taken 55 minutes out on the roads so spent an extra 5 doing the bay park totalling an hour ! Luckily the row of bays on the right were empty so I chose one of those


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