Originally Posted by moomoo
Hey Tamma is it true that to pass your test in Finland you need to be able to power slide a car?
At first I can say that I didn't find a prompt Finnish translation for a term called "power slide" (Me and my language skills, I know). I still catch that it can mean "power oversteer" or "handbrake turn" and assume that you mean something like that?
On the one hand I would say that this is true but on the other hand I would say it isn't. Nobody asks you to do a powerslide when you're doing your test or at least I've never heard that. But you have to do "the slippy roads practice" before the test. It's a special track which has been slicked with oil and water or something and meant to give you a some kind of insight about it how a car works on slippy roads. When doing this practice you should induce your car to slide all kind of slidings (including an over-, and understeering) and also do brakes, speedups etc. When I was doing my practice it was intended to do a handbrake turn too. But this is only a practice so you can't pass or fail it like a test. Still, if you haven't do this practice you can't attend the final driving test.
So I could say that nobody demand you to do a power slide during the test but you have to do this practice before it. And often it includes a power slide too.