Changes to the ADI part 2 test

Why is the ADI part 2 test changing?

The ADI part 2 test is changing to bring it in align with the new practical driving test which is being introduced on the 4th of December 2017 (04/12/2017).


What are the changes to the ADI part 2 test?

1. The independent drive

This will be 20 minutes.

2. The use of a sat nav

During the independent drive the Supervising Examiner (SE) will most likely ask the Potential Driving Instructor (PDI) to follow directions given by a TomTom Start 52 sat nav. One in 5 ADI part 2 test candidates may be asked to follow road signs and markings instead of using a sat nav.

The Supervising Examiner (SE) will provide the TomTom Start 52 sat nav which will have built in pre-programmed ADI part 2 test routes to follow. However, whilst doing ADI part 2 training with a driving instructor trainer or practicing privately, you may use any form of sat nav.

As with the existing ADI part 2 test, you may ask the Supervising Examiner (SE) to confirm directions if you're not sure where you're going.

3. The manoeuvres

You'll be asked to do two of the following;

  • parallel park at the side of the road
  • reverse into a parking bay and drive out
  • drive into a parking bay and reverse out
  • pull up on the right, reverse two car lengths

4. Emergency stop

The emergency stop will be done on 1 in 3 ADI part 2 tests

5. The show and tell

You'll be asked 3 'tell me' questions at the start of the ADI part 2 test before driving, and 2 'show me' questions whilst on the move. (5 total)

ADI part 2 'show me, tell me' questions and answers


Will the ADI part 2 test fee change?

The new ADI part 2 test fee will probably remain unchanged.

Is the pass mark changing for the new ADI part 2 test?

It is believed that the ADI part 2 test pass mark will remain unchanged.

Are there any other changes?

As far as we know these are the only possible changes to the ADI part 2 test. Should we be made aware of any others, will we update this page to include them. We recommend that you bookmark this page and check back often over the coming months!

When is the ADI part 2 changing?

The ADI part 2 test will be changing on the 4th December 2017 (04/12/2017).