One in three driving practical tests includes the emergency stop, but it’s definitely not just something to learn for your test day. Being able to safely complete this manoeuvre will likely be hugely important in the future. No matter how safe a driver you are, you can’t predict the behaviour of other road users!
So, at PassMeFast, we thought it might be a great idea to create a fun emergency stop game. You can test your reactions and compare your results to other people’s!
The PassMeFast Emergency Stop Game
Without further ado, we’d like to introduce the PassMeFast Emergency Stop Game! Test out your reactions and compare them to the average time for your age in this addictive game. Just click one of the images below to get going!
Don’t forget—practising here is no substitute for the real thing, and there are plenty of other aspects of the driving test to prepare for. Thankfully, we’ve got all the practical test advice you need, and loads of tips for when you’ve passed your test, so that you can carry on driving safely.
Below, we’ll guide you through the exact procedure you’ll need to follow if your examiner requests an emergency stop during your test.
What will happen during your test
While you are in a parked position, the examiner will say something along the lines of, ‘Shortly, I shall ask you to carry out an emergency stop.’
After you’ve accelerated to the appropriate speed, the examiner will raise his/her hand and shout out ‘STOP’ to simulate an emergency situation.
You won’t have time to look in the mirrors. The examiner will only request the emergency stop if it’s absolutely safe to do so.
How to safely complete an emergency stop
Completing an emergency stop might seem deceptively simple, but it’s important to follow the correct procedure.
- First of all, firmly depress the brake pedal to stop the car as quickly as possible. If possible, use the clutch pedal as well to avoid stalling the engine. You also need to keep both hands on the steering wheel to maintain the maximum level of control.
- Next, after you’ve brought the car to a complete halt, apply the handbrake and put the gearbox into neutral.
- The examiner will then ask you to continue when you feel ready.
- Finally, before you move off, don’t forget to thoroughly look around you.