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Turn In The Road

This manoeuvre is usually recognised as the '3 point turn' however this can be missleading because you can perform this manoeuvre in 3, 5 or 7 turns! It all depends on the width of the road.

Control of the vehicle is a big factor in this manoeuvre and really helps with clutch control.

Observations are vital, you must be well aware at all times of whom is around you.

Accuracy, you should beable to complete this manoeuvre without touching the kerbs.



Left Reverse

Using reverse gear can be confusing for new drivers. You will notice that the car seems to steers differently. When your driving forward you can actually see the car turning when you steer. But when reversing, you have to wait for the steering to take effect.

The examiner on the driving test will be watching out for the following:
Control - you should have control of the vehicle at all times using you clutch, brake and accelerator correctly
Observations - you are aware of all other road users.
Accuracy - you cannot touch the kerb or swing out too far from the kerb.
Your driving instructor at McNics Driving School will guide you through the step by step routine which you are required to use in this manoeuvre.



Parallel Parking

Your a car's manoeuvrability is far greater when driving in reverse gear, basically you can reverse into much smaller spaces rather than driving forwards into them. When stopping you will become a hazard, so using the mirror-signal-manoeuvre routine is vital. It is also important to keep a look-out for passing traffic.

The examiner on the driving test will expect you to:
Reverse into a space of about two car lengths
Park your car at the kerb safely, smoothly and under control.

The examiner on the driving test will also expect expect the following:
Control - you should have control of the vehicle at all times using you clutch, brake and accelerator correctly
Observations - you are aware of all other road users.
Accuracy - you cannot touch the kerb and you don't want to be too far away as well. One foot from the kerb is about right.
Your driving instructor at McNics Driving School will guide you through the step by step routine which you are required to use in this manoeuvre.



The Emergency Stop

The emergency stop is a test of your reaction time. You are required to bring to car to a stop as quickly as possible keeping to car under control at all times. The emergency stop is carried out at random during one-in-three car tests to enable extra time to be spent in normal driving.

The examiner on the driving test will expect you to:
Stop the car promptly
Keep the car under control without locking the wheels
Stop the car in the shortest possible distance
Stop the car without endangering other road users