Napier parking – what to expect during your driving test
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Napier Parking – What to expect during yourdriving testThe standard Napier Parking Driving test will last for approximately 40 minutes. During the test,the person examining you will expect you to meet the eyesight requirements, and will ask you toshow and tell them how to conduct specific safety checks, as well as demonstrate the ability tosafely drive the car around the test route.DSA Form DL25C: Driving Test Report issued to candidates by examinersThe route will usually include a wide range of road conditions, and the examiner will ask you tocomplete test manoeuvres at certain points on the route. In particular, you will be expected tocomplete a reverse park, behind another parked car, turn in the road, or reverse around a cornerto the right or the left.It’s perfectly normal to feel slightly anxious during the driving test however the personexamining you will do their best to put you at ease throughout the process. Bear in mind that theexaminer is there to test your ability to drive, rather than your nerve.After a short eyesight test, the examiner will check the condition of the test car, and will thenenter the vehicle with you. This is where the driving part of the test will begin. Whilst the car isstopped, the examiner might ask you to pull forward to do complete the parking manoeuvre, orthey may choose to begin the test with the driving section. Once you are on the road, theexaminer will give you directions in good time.They will then begin to assess your ability to control the car, and will take note of any of theerrors you may be committing on their report. There are three categories of errors; dangerous,
serious or minor. A dangerous or serious error will result in a failed test, as will an accumulationof 15 or more minor errors.