On the 1st of January 2008, the CBR has changed the guidelines for the execution of the special manoeuvres for the driving test category B. The basics of the previous guidelines for the special manoeuvres still work perfectly fine with regard to controlling the vehicle, however, with the renewed guidelines the emphasis is on more freedom of choice and independency while carrying out the commands.
The picture of your capability, insight en behaviour in daily traffic as an examinee has become much clearer because of this new way of examining. Basically, the new way of examining is more connected to the reality -after passing your driving test- where adequate and safe reactions to the ever changing traffic situations are required too.
For the turning command, the examiner will command the examinee to follow the road in the opposite direction. The examinee will choose the place and the method to execute this command. The options are: a half turn, a three point turn, reversing round the corner or a combination of these three options. The examinee is supposed to come up with the right solution based on a good assessment of the traffic situation.
The examiner could also choose a parking command on a road or in a car park. The examinee is supposed to park the car as close to the indicated location as possible. This location could, for instance, be the entrance of a shopping centre. Again, the examinee decides how to carry out the command.
Another option is the stopping command. The examinee is supposed to stop as close as possible to the vehicle before him, and to participate in traffic immediately after. This can be done on both the right side as well as the left side of the road. The examinee has to show a proper assessment of the length of the car's nose.
The examiner will chose two of these three options. Besides this, the examiner could randomly ask you to do the hill start. Not only the technical aspect is important when performing the special manoeuvres. The choices that are made before these manoeuvres, such as the location, the timing and the way the command is carried out, are also taken into account.
RVV = Regulations of traffic rules and traffic signs Article 54:
Drivers who are about to carry out a special manoeuvre, need to give way to the other road users.
RVV = Regulations of traffic rules and traffic signs Article 55
Drivers of motor vehicles and moped riders have to use their indicators (or arm) in case they: