Assessment criteria: Safety checks

Expected outcome / competence

Display and demonstrate a basic knowledge and use of the fundamental controls and safety checks applicable to the vehicle. For example safe fluid levels, lighting and tyre checks and washing the windscreen.

Driving fault:

  • Answering one ‘tell me’ question incorrectly and/or displaying a minor loss of vehicle control whilst demonstrating the on-road ‘show me’ question.

Serious fault:

  • Displaying serious loss of control whilst demonstrating the on-road ‘show me’ question.

Dangerous fault:

  • Displaying an actual dangerous loss of vehicle control whilst demonstrating the on-road ‘show me’ question requiring examiner action to prevent a collision.

 

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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