'Show me, tell me' questions: car driving test

The 'show me, tell me' vehicle safety questions that driving examiners can ask in car driving tests.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales



You’ll be asked 2 vehicle safety questions during your car driving test. The questions will be taken from this list.

Published 1 July 2008
Last updated 4 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Removed the set of questions that applied until 3 December 2017.

  2. Added videos to the 'show me, tell me' vehicle safety questions from 4 December 2017.

  3. Added the list of 'show me, tell me' questions that can be asked from 4 December 2017.

  4. First published.

  1. Step 1 Check you're allowed to drive

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