Assessment criteria: Moving away and stopping

The purpose here is to give the required outcome along with an example of a driver fault and how its marked.

Moving away:

Expected outcome / competence

The ability to move off smoothly and safely, on a gradient and at an angle. Taking the correct precautionary observations.

Assessment criteria (example = safely)

Driving fault

Incorrect timing of the blind spot check when moving off with no risk to other road users. For example, checking the blind spot after the vehicle has moved off.

Serious fault

Moving off into the path of traffic or failing to take observation at all.

Dangerous fault

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

Stopping:

Expected outcome / competence

The ability to choose a safe, legal and convenient place to stop, close to the edge of the kerb, where the vehicle will not obstruct the road and create a hazard. Display an understanding of – how and where to stop without causing danger to other road users.

Assessment criteria (example)

Driving fault

Stopped, partially blocking a driveway with no inconvenience to other road users.

Serious fault

Stopped, completely blocking a driveway inconveniencing vehicle attempting to pull out.

Dangerous fault

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

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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