Car Driving Test - Practical assignments B and Self-reflection

Autorijles - Exam Requirements for license B. A few years ago the starting shot is given for the introduction of independently carrying out special maneuvers / operations, which the "old" special operations at the exam-B at the CBR supplemented / replaced. Independence within the drive and self-reflection of you as examination candidate about their own abilities formed the basis of the introduction of the new practical exam. The current test for driving license B is closer to the skills -within the daily traffic of yours that required motorists. Read what you have to meet during the practical exam for driving license!

Changes Praktijexamen B since March 1, 2009

Since March 1, 2009, the following changes will take effect in the new practical:

Independent driving route

For independently driving a route you should be able to show during the drive that you are able to take their own responsibility to the correct and safe decisions. This part takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
You have to drive through the route common:
Pre-specified destination / landmark
This means that you are independent to a pre-specified landmark must be able to drive. This can be a well known destination for you or -if you are- locally known less clearly visible in the distance building or object.
Driving with the aid of the navigation system
Here you -after instructions of the navigation system independent examiner set on a specified by the examiner street and house number.
In following the course you have to keep myself in mind that the risk that the device you want to send through a street where you are not allowed. You have to find yourself a proper and safe solution to this problem. In addition, you should be alert to the malfunction or lack of the navigation system.

The cluster command

The clustering of assignments is a difficult task. You must be a maximum of 5 jobs can remember in sequence, similar to someone asking for directions. On the specified endpoint you can receive a new cluster of assignments. If you made a mistake it does not matter. Search in this case itself a safe place to stand still, so that you can ask for further instructions.
Conditions at the cluster command:
  • the command may include all types of roads: within built-up areas outside urban areas and on roads and motorways
  • the contract must contain a minimum of three and maximum of five landmarks
  • the command must be preferably when standing still outside traffic
  • the method is intended for at least 10 min. to be applied
  • be in order, wherever possible, prominent landmarks used in connection with the recognition of this
For example, could read the contract:
?? at the T-junction turn left, go right after the petrol station, go to the church left and try to park close to conclusion as possible after the first bus stop ??.
During independent driving route, you may - if necessity ask for further directions while driving.
While driving with the navigation system is to determine the route variant to the examiner. This may need to choose the shortest or quickest route, avoiding highway and the like. It is therefore important that your driving school or driving instructor) CBR's address among the favorites in the navigation equipment in stores.

Performing special maneuvers / operations

During independent driving route is allowed to perform a parking command, stop command or inclined. This does not apply to the reverse order.
For parking no target is specified in a street. You need to choose a suitable location in the given road.
The tasks may include:
  • Reversing Command
  • Parking Mission
  • Stop command
  • Aim in conducting the special operation is that you must be able to show that you come independently to the correct execution of a particular operation. Expect two of the three specific conduct, whereby in one of operations to be reversing.

    Assessment of the practical

    Besides the control of the vehicle, viewing habits and prioritize or let go, is also making a safe choice as regards the place of action is essential.
    The shuttle mission, parking assignment or stop commands are given your driving. As an extra you can get instructions to carry out an inclining experiment.

    1. Reverse Order

    During the trip you'll be told to go with the car and the other side to drive on. It is then up to you to determine a place where you need it the most logical and safest it can do, where you may interfere with other traffic as little as possible.
    You have to keep in mind that no traffic offenses committed in the execution of an assignment. For example, the bend backwards a street enter or exit where you can not get in or out.
    The reversing command instance, you can perform through:
    • stabbing times
    • half-turn
    • return via an exit
    • bend backwards
    • through a parking lot or parking space

    2. Park Mission

    When parking please make your self a choice depending on the available space and opportunities where you can park.
    The parking mission can be:
    • forward or backward in a parking
    • parking in traffic jam or
    • park along the side of the road
    The contracts may you run both the right and left of the roadway.
    Formulation of the parking assignment
    For example, parking in a street. The commission would then be:
    '' The idea is that you park your car in this street as close to street number ??. ''
    When parking on a parking lot. The task could be:
    '' The idea is that you park the car as close to the entrance of the shopping mall ''

    3. Stop command

    You must stop after getting this assignment as soon as possible behind another vehicle to go participate then again independently vehicles ahead in traffic.
    Formulation of the stop command
    The task could be:
    ?? stop as close as possible behind the red van, but so that you forward again you can follow the road ??.

    Risk Assessment and Recognition

    You should be able to recognize dangers and can respond in a safe and proper manner.
    Recognizing and responding to hazards
    For a safe and responsible traffic participation is important that hazards are identified in time, you then connect to the appropriate conclusions, and finally make the right decisions and actions engage.

    Motivating choices

    When the situation survey is retrospective examines the steps you have taken to solve the above traffic conditions, and whether you can properly build the choices made based on the following points / criteria:
  • dealing with vehicle
  • security assessment
  • keep account of the flow
  • social driving behavior
  • environmentally conscious driving
  • The aim is for yourself to understand your skills to timely recognize hazards and to respond adequately to these threats and to act wisely. This component takes 1 to 2 minutes.
    Formulation of contract
    There are prior to a more or less complex traffic situation indicated that needs to be stopped after this situation in order to discuss the situation, or any situation after you have completed indicates where is briefly stopped to discuss this situation.
    Querying situation
    Querying situation can be considered in the assessment. Querying situation can have both a positive and a negative effect on the assessment.
    You must indicate:
    • what you've done
    • what considerations you have created thereby
    • appoint up to two of the five above-mentioned criteria
    • explain how you arrived at the solution

    Environmentally aware driving

    This means that you should be able to make environmentally conscious choices and actions such as those described below in "The New Driving '
    According to the principle of the New Driving keep your account, inter alia:
    • Switch - switch as early as possible to a higher gear, between 2000 and 2500 rpm
    • Driving - drive as much as possible at a uniform speed and low engine revs in the highest possible gear
    • Looking ahead - look as far ahead as possible and anticipate other traffic
    • Roll out - you see that you must reduce speed or stop for a traffic light, allow timely gas and let the car roll into gear at that time
    • Stopping the engine - turn the engine off at stops where you suspect this will last longer than one minute and then start again shortly before departure without accelerating
    • Tyre pressure - check tire pressures monthly
    • Cruise control - make logical or necessary -as it is- use of the equipment and devices in the car such as: tachometer, cruise control and trip computer
    • Energy consumers - go conscious of energy consumers such as air conditioning, rear window defroster and unnecessary running lights. But also think of open car windows and the radio. So turn it off when you no longer need.


    You should be able to assess your own skills and motivation of your driving habits. You assess your own performance by completing the self-reflection form. Your own assessment is then compared to the behavior exhibited during your exam.
    Whether you have a realistic view of your own abilities and limitations, completed the so-called self-reflection form for the exam where you give yourself a grade for a number of important aspects of safe and responsible driving. This self-assessment by the examiner involved in the discussion of the final results.

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