Test of Driving Ability DVSA ADI Part 2
This test is of a far higher standard than the ‘L’ test, it is an advanced driving test, even drivers with many years of driving experience will usually require some training to reach the high standard required of this test.
The standard required of the ADI Part 2, is however that most drivers can achieve with the correct training and practice.
The Test of Driving Ability, ADI Part 2 lasts approximately 60 minutes
At the start of the driving test you will be asked to read a car number plate from a distance of 26.5 metres
(27.5 metres for old style pre 2001 number plates)
This eyesight requirement is set at a higher standard than for the ‘L’ test
You will then be asked 3 vehicle safety questions, commonly known as “Tell Me” questions about basic car maintenance
During the test you will be asked 2 questions, commonly known as “Show Me” questions, these questions involve operating some of the minor controls of the car
The driving test includes various exercises, and may include some of the following:-
Angle Start (moving off from behind a parked car)
Driving forwards into a parking bay in a car park and reversing out
Pulling up on the Right Side of the road, reversing 2 car lengths, and then driving on
Reverse Parking (on the road)
Reverse Parking (in a car park)
The test also includes driving on a variety of roads in various traffic conditions which may include:-
Speed Limits from 20 mph to 70 mph
You could meet any traffic situation.
Candidates are also asked to drive independently for about 20 minutes, for the remainder of the test the examiner will give verbal instructions as to the route to follow.
The Independent Driving section can be conducted either by asking the candidate to follow road signs heading towards a particular destination, or by asking the candidate to follow directions from a Sat Nav.
Preparing for the Test of Driving Ability ADI Part 2
This is an advanced driving test being taken by experienced drivers, however, nationally the pass rate is only about 55%.
This is probably because to pass the ADI Part 2 a very high standard of driving needs to be demonstrated, combined with candidates overestimating their ability, and mistaking experience for ability, consequently taking the test before they have completed the preparation necessary to ensure a pass.
If the ADI Part 2 is failed 3 times, the candidate is not allowed another attempt.
They have to wait until 2 years have elapsed since passing ADI Part 1, and then start the qualifying process again.
With the proper preparation, it should be straightforward to pass the ADI Part 2, whilst the standard is high, that only means that there is more preparation work to be done.
An easy question is one that you know the answer to.
An easy task is one that you have practiced and prepared for.
All training delivered by Driving Instructor Trainers is one a one to one basis, with a trainer with many years experience of training drivers to advanced standards, as well as being an examiner for advanced driving tests.
Training is usually delivered in either half day or full day training sessions.
Everyone is different; they may have differing amounts of experience; differing types of experience; differing levels of confidence; learn in different ways; for all these reasons, all of the training delivered by Driving Instructor Trainers is adapted to the individual, whilst there is a standard set that has to be achieved, the method of achieving it can be flexible, and will be adapted to what is needed by each individual.
The typical training course to be ready and confident to pass The Test of Driving Ability, ADI Part 2 is six half day training sessions, combined with practice in between training sessions.
It has already been said that everyone is different, so if you need fewer training sessions, or more training sessions, your ADI Part 2 training course can be adapted.
The training for ADI Part 2 is delivered with a ‘coaching’ style of learning, this means that as well as your trainer giving you feedback on your performance, you will be developing the skills to reflect on, and assess your own driving, this means that any decision to lengthen or shorten your ADI Part 2 training course, is likely to be taken by you.