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Ask someone who is learning to drive, what is the main thing that they worry about the most when it comes to the driving test and most will answer the manoeuvres.

If you're one of those people then fear not. World Driving has put together some little hints and tips to help you improve.

You will have to carry out one reversing manoeuvre during the driving test out of forward bay parking (and reversing out), pulling up on the right-hand side of the road (and reversing 2 car lengths) and reverse bay parking. You might also have to carry out an emergency stop too.

To carry out the manoeuvres successfully you'll need good accuracy, control and observations. Remember to drive slowly and observe around a lot.

You won't know which manoeuvre the examiner will choose on your driving test, so make sure that you get confident at all of them. Select below which manoeuvre you'd like help with.



Pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse 2 car lengths and then rejoin traffic.


Objective: Pull up on the right-hand side of the road so that you're reasonably close to the kerb. Reverse 2 car lengths and then rejoin traffic when it's safe.

See our step-by-step video and read our full guide on the pull up on the right-hand side of the road here. We will give you all the tips to make sure that you pass this part of your driving test easily.

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Reverse parking.


Objective: Reverse/parallel park behind another car within the space of two car lengths. Observing around for other road users and finishing reasonably close to the kerb and parallel with it.

Park like a pro with our handy step-by-step guide to reverse parking by pressing here. Watch our video on parallel parking and what to do if it all goes wrong!

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Emergency stop.


Objective: Stop the car quickly and in full control without skidding.

Read our full guide and see our video on how to perform an impressive and well controlled emergency stop here.

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Reverse bay parking.


Objective: Reverse into a bay, within the two lines and observing for other road users.

For a full guide on how to do bay parking then press here. We'll also show you a video on how to make sure that you get bay parking right on your driving test.

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Forward bay parking.


Objective: Drive forward into a bay at a local car park and then reverse out.

It might sound simple but can catch out some new drivers.

Read more in-depth about how to do forward bay parking here.

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Turn in the road.


This is no longer part of the driving test, but it's still recommended to practice.

Objective: Turn the car around using forward and reverse gears, without hitting the kerb and whilst looking out for other road users.

Have a look at our video and full guide to make sure that you're doing this right.

Read more in-depth about how to do a turn in the road here.

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Reverse around a corner.


This is no longer part of the driving test, but it's still recommended that you practice it to help with your reversing skills.

Objective: Reverse around a corner to the left, going three car lengths in to the road, keeping reasonably close to the kerb and observing for other road users.

Read our full guide and see our video on how to carry out a great reverse around a corner here.

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