Can you fail a driving test for using parking sensors?

Earlier this month a friend failed his driving test because whilst attempting the parallel parking manoeuver, the audible parking sensors went off. The conclusion might be that you should be advised to turn parking sensors off (when fitted) while taking your driving test, which sounds unreasonable.

Asked on 29 May 2024 by Norfolk Skoda Fan

Answered by David Ross
There are no rules preventing the use of parking sensors during a driving test, but the driver being examined must still use sufficient observation and situational awareness and not rely solely on the technology to successfully complete the manoeuvre.
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