Stage one is designed to assess your safety as a driver in less challenging conditions. The testing officer will give you simple, clear instructions during the test (eg. at the next street, turn right). You must follow their instructions and show that you can drive safely and efficiently. If you’re unsure of an instruction, ask for it to be repeated.
Stage one will take about 10 minutes to complete. The testing officer will then instruct you to stop safely at the kerb while they calculate your score.
If during stage one, you do anything unsafe or illegal, the drive test will be terminated and you will be unsuccessful.
Stage one may include
- Starting and stopping the vehicle.
- Left and right turns at intersections.
- Changing lanes.
Stage one also includes a low speed parking manoeuvre. The testing officer will instruct you to complete one of the following:
Talk to your driving instructor or supervising driver if you’re unsure about how to do these.