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WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET ONE OR BOTH QUESTIONS WRONG?
In the event you answer both questions incorrectly, you will receive just one driver fault.
However, whilst you answer the show me question it’s important you do it safely as the car will be moving.
Let’s say the examiner asks you the following
“When it’s safe to do so, can you show me how you’d set the rear demister?” It would be very easy if you are unfamiliar with the car to turn on the full beam lights on some cars which could blind another road user, or you could accidentally put the direction indicators on, or even lose control of the steering under the pressure. If the examiner believes you have affected other road users in a serious or dangerous way, then they could mark you down for a serious fault.
Remember, the examiner will always say “When safe to do so” so if you are going round a bend or a hazardous area then think twice before performing the show me question straight away.
DVSA help videos
The DVSA published these videos in 2017 to help students grasp and understand the show me, tell me questions rather than just learning the answers.
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