PART 2 - DRIVING ABILITY

 

 

 

The ADI Part Two consists of three parts and lasts around one hour. You will be tested on eyesight, safety questions and driving technique. All three areas must be passed on the same occasion to continue to the next part of the qualification process.

 

Eyesight

You will be required to read a vehicle number plate from a distance of 26.5 or 27.5m, depending on the type of number plate. This can be done with glasses or contact lenses if worn but failure will prevent the test continuing and will be recorded as a 'fail'.

  

 Safety Questions

The examiner will then ask you to describe how you would check the safety and condition of three of the vehicle's components and demonstrate an actual check on two further components.

These components will be from a list of:

 

  • tyres
  • steering
  • brakes
  • lights
  • reflectors
  • direction indicators
  • audible warning device
  • the liquids used in the braking system, steering system, engine or elsewhere in the vehicle as a coolant, lubricant, cleaner or otherwise

 

Driving Ability

 

Next is the test of driving ability. It is an advanced driving test so, naturally, a high level of competence must be shown in order to pass. You will be expected to demonstrate a good knowledge of the principles of good driving and road safety and how to apply them.

 

 

You must be able to show the examiner:

 

  • Expert handling of the vehicle controls
  • Correct road procedure
  • Anticipation of other road user's actions and how to react to them
  • A sound judgement of distance, speed and timing
  • Consideration for the safety and convenience of other road users.

You must be able to perform all of the following manoeuvres as they may all be included in the test:

  • Straight and angled starts
  • Overtaking, meeting and crossing approaching traffic
  • Left and right hand corners
  • Emergency stop
  • Reversing to the left and right
  • Turn in the road (three-point-turn)
  • Parallel park behind another vehicle or reverse park into a parking bay.

The test will be conducted on a variety of roads, including fast, urban and rural.

 

 At the end of the test, the examiner will inform you of the result. If you pass you will be given an application form for the part three test.

  

 

PART 3 - INSTRUCTIONAL ABILITY