From Dec 4th 2017
The driving test changes and one change is how the TWO Show Me Tell Me questions are done.
Before Dec 4th, both questions were asked whilst in the test centre car park. From Dec 4th
ONE "Tell Me" is asked in the car park before the test is started and ONE Show Me question is asked
on the move.
Here are the SHOW ME Questions. They ALL begin with "When it is SAFE to do so, SHOW me":-
- how you wash & clean the REAR window
- how you clean the FRONT Windscreen
- how you would switch on your DIPPED headlights
- how you would set the REAR Demister
- how you would operate the HORN
- how you would DEMIST the FRONT Windscreen
- how you would OPEN & CLOSE the SIDE Window.
The KEY to all these is the phrase "When it is SAFE to do so!" There is an opportunity
to fail the test by choosing an unsafe time to do these and the choice is all down to you!
The Tell Me Questions:-
Questions 10-14 are actually Show Me Questions in Disguise!
- Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before starting a journey.
Ans: Brakes should not feel spongy or slack.
Brakes should be tested as you move off. Vehicle should not pull to one side.
- Tell me where you would find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car
and how tyre pressures should be checked.
Ans: Tyre pressures are in the manufacturers
manual, use a reliable pressure gauge (pronounced Gage – like Cage), check tyre pressures
when cold, (Once a week) don't forget the spare & remember to refit dust caps.
- Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best
protection in the event of a crash.
Ans:The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or
top of the ears and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable.
- Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and their general
condition is safe to use on the road.
There should be no cuts or bulges, a minimum of 1.6mm of tread depth across the central 3/4 of the tyre and all the way round.