Show Me, Tell Me Questions
Vehicle Safety Questions (from 4 December 2017)
Being familiar with the questions and giving the correct answers without getting flustered will get your practical test off to a flying start, boosting your confidence before you set out on the road.
The driving test changed on 4 December 2017. The questions you can be asked, and how you’ll be asked them also changed… and of course the answers your assessor will be looking for. Do yourself a favour and learn them in advance of your test.
The examiner will ask you one:
- ‘Tell Me’ question (where you explain how you would carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start driving
- ‘Show Me’ question (where you demonstrate how you would carry out a safety task) while you are driving
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“Tell Me” Questions
Tell me how you’d check that the brakes are working before starting a journey
Tell me where you’d find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked
Tell me how you make sure your head restraint is correctly adjusted so it provides the best protection in the event of a crash
Tell me how you’d check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road
Tell me how you’d check that the headlights and tail lights are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle
Tell me how you’d know if there was a problem with your anti-lock braking system
Tell me how you’d check the direction indicators are working. You don’t need to exit the vehicle.
Tell me how you’d check the brake lights are working on this car
Tell me how you’d check the power-assisted steering is working before starting a journey.
Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning.