What Are the Ohio Maneuverability Test Measurements?

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles gives the following dimensions for the maneuverability test: a box measuring 9 feet by 20 feet and a point marker 20 feet ahead and aligned with the center of the box.

The maneuverability test has two stages. In the first stage the person being tested has to steer to the right or left of the point marker as directed by the examiner, stopping when the rear bumper of the car is even with the point marker and generally parallel with the course. The second stage requires the person being tested to drive in reverse back to the starting position in the box.

If the driver touches or knocks over a marker, then he or she will have to go back to the beginning and start again. The test cannot be fully completed until the vehicle and the driver have made their way through the test area without knocking over or running over any markers. There also cannot be any dangerous or reckless driving actions.

The scoring will start out with all points and points will be deducted from the perfect score for mistakes such as not stopping to check the progress, bumping into markers, misjudging the stopping distance of markers and not being parallel with the test area of the markers. Knocking over a marker is an immediate failure.