Drive Test Maneuvers


For a legal Vermont turn around



Signal
Turn and look
Stop within 18” of the curb
Put into reverse turn and look 360 degrees to make sure there are no cars
Back up until see edge of pavement in back window,
When you can see the edge of the pavement in back window start to turn, turning the wheel all the way, looking where you are going
Keep turning until you are straight and straighten the wheel, looking where you are going and looking straight ahead, stop
Put in drive, signal, look and go.



For stopping on a hill


Signal
Turn and look
Stop at the right side limit
Turn the wheels towards the road
Set the parking break
Put car in neutral
Turn and look, signal
Put car in drive
Little gas, release parking break
Accelerate.



For parallel parking



Signal and look
Line up your rear bumper with the rear bumper of the car you are parking behind
Look and find a point over the inside edge of your side mirror at about 45 degrees
Then put the car in reverse and turn the wheel all the way to the right
Search 360 degrees to make sure it’s safe to reverse
Start to turn until the object at 45 degrees is right in the middle of your steering wheel.  Stop.
Straighten the steering wheel and look where you are going and reverse until the tail light of the car you are parking behind is on the edge of the windshield.  Stop
Turn the wheel completely to the left.  Look where you are going.  Go until you can see your headlights in the car in front when the car is straight set the parking break and put the car in park.
Signal and look
Release parking break and put car in drive
Look, turn the wheel all the way to the left, pull out.  Begin to straighten your tires, but do not complete the straightening until your side mirror has passed the bumper of the car in front. 



  • At your next street/intersection turn right
  • At your next street/intersection turn left
  • Set parking brake, put in gear, accelerate to see if it is holding
  • Go straight
  • Parallel park 
  • When safe, proceed 
  • On hill, do hill start 
  • Turn around in the next intersection 
  • Slow down 
  • Pull over
  • Set parking/emergency brake 
  • Release parking/emergency brake
  • STOP
  • Merge left 
  • Merge right
  • Back up
  • Pull forward 
  • Start vehicle 
  • When safe, please get in the other lane

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