Class 3 Driving Test Assessment Checklist

Class 3 manual vehicle driving test assessment checklist
or read the Class 3A Driving Test Assessment Checklist


A penalty is indicated by a tick. A tick in a circle indicates ‘Immediate Failure’. A tick in a box carries demerit points shown beside the box. A tick in a box with a diagonal line carries no demerit point.
One Immediate Failure or accumulation of 20 demerit points constitutes a failure.

Demerit Item

Narrow Course

1 Strike kerb
2 Mount kerb
3 Require reverse manoeuvre
4 Require additional reverse manoeuvre
5 Fail to confirm safety


6 Strike pole down/Strike pole out of position
7 Strike Pole/ Strike kerb
8 Mount Kerb
9 Turn steering whilst vehicle is stationary
10 Require additional reverse manoeuvre/attempt
11 Exceed stipulated time
12 Fail to confirm safety


13 Roll backwards
14 Unable to move off after 5 attempts

Emergency Stop

15 Incorrect technique
16 Unable to stop within stipulated distance

Moving Off

17 Fail to fasten seat-belt
18 Fail to release handbrake
19 Delay in moving off
20 Move off wrong gear
21 Insufficient acceleration
22 Slow in restarting stalled engine

Forward Driving

23 Fail to keep left (road hogging)
24 Fail to keep a safe following distance
25 Change lane at bend
26 Fail to keep within lane
27 Veer off course
28 Fail to overtake when necessary
29 Fail to slow down when approaching road hazards
30 Speed too slow
31 Change lane abruptly
32 Change lane without due care
33 Fail to take precaution against pedestrian/cyclist
34 Not enough side clearance given to other road users/object
35 Stop on the Pedestrian Crossing
36 Fail to give way to pedestrian at Pedestrian Crossing
37 Drive across the centre line
38 Fail to obey Traffic Rule/Mandatory/Prohibitory sign
39 Exceed speed limit
40 Fail to use appropriate gear
41 Fail to give way to traffic with right of way
42 Cause other vehicles to slow down or take evasive action
43 Unnecessary stopping


44 Incorrect positioning
45 Cause inconvenience to cross traffic
46 Improper turning
47 Fail to stop at stop-line
48 Fail to form up correctly
49 Remain in the junction

Safety Check

50 Fail to check blind spot
51 Incorrect checking of blind spot/mirror
52 Fail to adjust mirror before driving
53 Fail to check mirror before moving off, slowing down, turning
54 Fail to check mirror before changing lane/overtaking
55 Fail to look out for traffic


56 Fail to apply brake when vehicle is stationary
57 Fail to use engine brake
58 Incorrect braking technique

Driver’s Signal

59 Fail to signal in good time
60 Fail to signal/Give wrong signal
61 Fail to cancel signal

Traffic Signal

62 Proceed on Amber Light/Blinking Green Arrow
63 Proceed on Red Light

64 Improper action causing accident/near accident
65 Slow reaction in avoiding danger caused by others

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6 Responses

  1. 1010 says:

    Thanks for this! Possible to include number of points for each mistake?

  2. you have to use your handbrake and foot brake at the same time =] and you will stall your car for sure but it's part of the emergency brake.

  3. Anonymous says:

    could you tell me how to apply emergency brakes?
    isit brake first then clutch, or just brake? (wont this stall car)?
    is handbrake needed? :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    THANK YOU!!!

  5. oh yeah.. i was going to try and scan in the scoresheet itself but i kinda lost it now lol.. will try to find it again

  6. Anonymous says:

    very useful..thanks. do u have the no. of points each error incurs?

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