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Adi part 2 - Practical Driving Test

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  Steve passed his adi part 2 test in Shrewsbury 14/3/11 -  FIRST TIME with only 4 minor driving faults!!






**Latest adi part 2 test pass - Amrit -passed part 2 in Hayes, First time with 4 minor faults ***

What is the Adi part two test?

The adi part 2 practical test of driving ability simply put, is an advanced driving test. It combines both a higher standard of driving expertise than the normal driving test, combined with a higher expectation of your understanding of the latest driving techniques. 

Ways in which this test demands this knowledge includes:-

Not signalling to pull up or move away, if there is no one will benefit from a signal

Not giving misleading signals - e.g. keeping the indicator on, whilst on a laned roundabout

Eco driving - Not changing down through all the gears, taking roundabouts in 3rd gear when applicable etc.

The driving test consists of tests of eyesight, safety questions and driving technique. The test will last for a mimimum of one hour and ten minutes.You must pass all parts of the adi part two test at the same time.

The eyesight test

You must be able to read in good daylight with the aid of glasses or contact lenses if worn, a motor vehicle registration mark containing letters and figures:

• 79 millimetres in height and 50 millimetres wide at a distance of 26.5 metres


• 79 millimetres in height and 57 millimetres wide at a distance of 27.5 metres

If you do not pass the eyesight test, you will not be allowed to take the adi part 2 driving ability element. The test will be marked as a fail and will count towards your three attempts.

Safety questions 

As from the 10 August 2005 your examiner on the adi part two will ask you to describe how to perform a check on the condition and safety of three components of the vehicle and demonstrate an actual check on the condition of a further two components.

The components will be chosen from the following list: tyres, steering, brakes, lights, reflectors, direction indicators, audible warning device and the liquids used in the braking system, steering system, engine or elsewhere in the vehicle as a coolant, lubricant, cleaner or otherwise. 

Test of driving ability

The adi part 2 test of driving ability is an advanced driving test and a very high standard of competence is required. You must show that you have a thorough knowledge of the principles of good driving and road safety and that you can apply them. You must satisfy the examiner on all or any of the following subjects:

• expert handling of the controls 

• use of correct road procedure

• anticipation of the actions of other road users and the taking of appropriate action

• sound judgement of distance, speed and timing

• consideration for the convenience and safety of other road users

The routes used for the test will include roads which may carry heavy and/or fast moving traffic; they will also cover a range of road and traffic conditions, including urban and rural conditions.

What else must I be able to do in order to pass?

On the adi part 2 You must show the ability to perform any or all of the following manoeuvres including all three of the reversing exercises:

• move away straight ahead or at an angle

• overtake, meet or cross the path of other vehicles and take an appropriate course without undue hesitancy

• turn left-hand and right-hand corners correctly without undue hesitancy

• stop the vehicle in an emergency

• drive the vehicle in reverse gear and whilst doing so enter limited openings to the right and to the left, taking effective all round observation

• turn the vehicle to face in the opposite direction by the use of forward and reverse gears taking effective all-round observation

• reverse park the vehicle into the space behind a parked car, within the space of about two car lengths and close to and parallel with the kerb, taking effective all round observation


• reverse park into a parking bay, with due regard for other vehicles or pedestrians, while taking effective all-round observation

The test vehicle

It is your responsibility to provide a car which is properly taxed and insured for you adi part two. It must be a saloon car or hatchback/estate car in good working condition and with seat belts in working order. It must be capable of the normal performance of vehicles of its type with a manual transmission, right-hand steering, a readily adjustable seat with a head restraint for a forward facing front passenger, and an adjustable interior rear view mirror for use by the examiner. The car must not display L plates.

If your vehicle does not meet the above requirements, it will not be possible to carry out the test

Booking the Adi part two

After you have passed your theory test you can then book your adi part two test of driving ability online, over the phone using the national booking number or by post.

Adi part 2

The adi part 2 test will last a minimum of 70 minutes and take in as many varying road conditions as possible including dual carriageways and where available motorways. You will only be allowed to get 6 minor faults in that time without failing. The purpose of the adi part 2 is to make sure that your own driving is well above the standard of driving seen on the roads today, so that the things you teach pupils will be in line with the latest driving techniques and standards.

Where do I take my adi part 2 test?

 Many people don't wish to take their adi part 2 test in busy city centres, so have found it a great help and benefit to take the adi part 2 test in Shrewsbury in shropshire. This location is 30 mins from Birmingham and is easily accessible by train or road, and we have had many people come and do an intensive part 2 course over a few days or a one week course and pass first time. The reason is in shrewsbury, the traffic situation is not so intense and intimidating when trying to learn and revise for such an important test.This gives you more chance to get to grips with the advanced techniques of the adi part 2 and so allow you a better chance of passing the test first time. If you have already failed an adi part 2 test why not call us today and see if we can help?

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