How to do Pull up on the right and reverse

This is a new addition to the driving test from 4th December 2017 and is replacing the reversing around a corner and turn in the road (3 point turn). You are still expected to know how to do these and hopefully your instructor will still teach you.

The examiner on the driving test will expect you to:-
Move off safely and under control
Use the MSM routine
Check your blindspot for traffic and pedestrians
Make balanced use of the accelerator, clutch, brakes and steering
Use the appropriate gear


Here is the instruction that examiners will give to you while driving on your test (they will not pull over first to give the instruction).

"Pull up on the right when it is safe to do so, please."

When you have stopped the Examiner will then say,

"I will now like you to reverse back for about 2 car lengths, keeping reasonably close to the kerb.".

If another vehicle pulls up behind you and stops you from reversing back, the manoeuvre won’t be completed. The examiner will then ask you to drive on, and another exercise will be carried out later in the test.

If a vehicle pulls up in front, the exercise will continue.

This below video shows an example of the manoeuvre being carried out.

Practice makes perfect, so get plenty of practice from a Approved Driving Instructor