The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles specifies the following specifications for the manoeuvrability test: a 9-foot-by-20-foot box and a 20-foot-ahead, center-aligned point marker.
The manoeuvrability exam consists of two phases. In the first phase of the test, the examinee must steer to the right or left of the point marker, as directed by the examiner, and halt when the rear bumper of the vehicle is parallel with the point marker. The second phase of the exam asks the candidate to drive in reverse to the starting point in the box.
If the driver touches or knocks over a marker, he or she must return to the starting line and begin again. The test cannot be considered complete until the vehicle and driver have navigated the test area without knocking down or running over any of the markers. Additionally, there must be any reckless or risky driving behaviour.
Points will be subtracted from the perfect score for errors such as not stopping to examine the progress, colliding with markers, misjudging the stopping distance of markers, and not maintaining parallelism with the test area of the markers. Toppling a marker constitutes an immediate failure.