Assessment criteria: Emergency stop

Expected outcome / competence

Display a high level of skill in bringing the vehicle to a stop, safely, promptly and under full control avoiding locking the wheels.

Remember, in wet weather it can take twice as long to stop safely.

Assessment criteria (example = control)

Driving fault:

  • Locking the wheels, resulting in skidding for a short distance, but demonstrating effective skills in regaining control.

Serious fault:

  • Very harsh braking, resulting in locking the wheels. Vehicle continues to skid out of control, with either ineffective or no attempt to regain control

Dangerous fault:

  • Any situation brought about by the above loss of control that resulted in actual danger to the examiner, candidate, the general public or property.

Other faults:

  • late or slow reaction to the signal
  • applying the handbrake before stopping
  • skidding out of control
  • missing the footbrake pedal
  • letting go of the steering wheel

 

The above is taken from The Driving Examiners Manual.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/guidance-for-driving-examiners-carrying-out-driving-tests-dt1

Where appropriate it has been reformatted and edited so it only refers to the driving of ordinary cars (class b).

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