DRIVING TEST – THINGS TO REMEMBER

DRIVING TEST…. THINGS TO REMEMBER …
LEAVING THE KERB – START VEHICLE – WAIT 5 SECONDS CHECK MIRRORS – IF CLEAR – CHECK OVER RIGHT SHOULDER – IF CLEAR OF TRAFFIC MOVE OUT INTO DRIVING LANE AND DRIVE ON

HEAD CHECKS
A HEAD CHECK IS LOOKING ACROSS YOUR SHOULDER – RIGHT or LEFT – AS YOU MOVE OVER TO YOUR RIGHT AND LEFT.

  • HEAD CHECK WHEN TURNING LEFT OR CHANGING LANES — Anytime YOU MOVE OVER A CAR WIDTH INDICATE AND DO A HEAD CHECK.
  • TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT — CHECK REARVIEW MIRROR – SIDE MIRROR – BEGIN TO SLOW DOWN – INDICATE 4 HOMES OR 40 METERS OR 4 SECONDS FROM THE CORNER – CHECK BLIND SPOT CROSS SHOULDER WHEN MOVING OVER TO YOUR LEFT.
  • 40 METERS FROM CORNERS OR ROUNDABOUTS START TO SLOW DOWN AND CHECK IN REAR VIEW MIRROR – SLOWING DOWN CHECKING FOR PEDESTRIANS THEN CARS
WHEN CHANGING LANES

INDICATE – CHECK REARVIEW MIRROR AND SIDE MIRROR – IF SAFE CHECK OVER SHOULDER FOR BLIND SPOT – IF CLEAR MOVE OVER – MOVE OVER GRADUALLY (YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR A GOOD GAP TO MOVE INTO – 2 CAR LENGTH) – LOOK FOR A SAFE GAP (2 CAR LENGTH) OR IN HEAVY TRAFFIC WAIT UNTIL ANOTHER DRIVER ALLOWS YOU TO MOVE IN.

CHECK SPEED EVERY 30 SECONDS ALSO CHECK REARVIEW MIRROR EVERY 10 TO 20 SECONDS –

PULL UP BEHIND CARS IN TRAFFIC   A GOOD 2 CAR LENGTH – WHEN TWO CARS PULL UP BEHIND THEN MOVE UP TO A CAR LENGTH.

AFTER DOING A 3 POINT TURN MAKE SURE YOU LOOK OVER YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER AS YOU STRAIGHTEN UP TO DRIVE OFF. YOU CAN INDICATE RIGHT AS YOU DRIVE OFF.

STOP SIGN – STOP BEFORE THE WHITE LINE (WITHIN A METRE NO MORE THEN 4 METRES) AND COUNT 3 SECONDS – CHECK RIGHT/LEFT AND FOR PEDESTRIANS IF CLEAR -MOVING OFF.

OBSERVATION IS THE MAIN THINGS – EYES ON THE MOVE

AND HEAD CHECKS (ESPECIALLY WHEN DOING YOUR LICENCE TEST)

 

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