Whilst all driving manoeuvres are important, one of the most important to master is known as the emergency stop.

Once you have come to grips with the ability to do this, you will have learnt a skill which can literally prove to be a life saver.

What Actually Is The Emergency Stop?

The emergency stop is used to demonstrate your ability to take immediate and effective action whenever the need arises.


This procedure is nothing to worry about and throughout your lessons with Surrey Driving Force, we will teach you all that you need to know to ensure that it causes you no problems if it comes up during your driving test.

Will I Have To Do This in My Test?

When it comes to taking the driving test, the emergency stop is one of the manoeuvres that you may be asked to perform and therefore it is crucial that all learner drivers learn and perfect exactly what they must do before taking their test.

If you are a driving test candidate that the examiner has chosen the emergency stop for, at some point during the driving test, the examiner will ask you to park up on the left. Once the car is secured safely by applying the handbrake and selecting neutral, the examiner will inform you that they wish you to demonstrate the emergency stop procedure.

You won’t know that your driving test will involve the emergency stop procedure until the examiner asks you during the test. Generally speaking, for every three driving tests that the examiner assesses, one of these will involve the emergency stop exercise.

Further Information

If you would like to receive any further information regarding the driving tuition available from Surrey Driving Force, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by either calling 0845 190 2012, texting LESSONS to 81066 or emailing enquiries@surreydrivingforce.com

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