Neil Brown Driving lessons in West Lothian
Neil Brown Driving lessons in West Lothian

Turn in the road

The 3 important elements to remember on each manoeuvre, are CONTROL, OBSERVATIONS and ACCURACY.

 

CONTROL - all of the manoeuvres require good car control, this is achieved by keeping your car moving at a slow walking pace, using the clutch to control the speed.

 

OBSERVATIONS - a vital part of any manoeuvre is being aware of what is happening all around your car, this can only be achieved by making effective observations. When reversing, you must concentrate on where your car is going, most of your observations will be out the rear window, however you must not forget to make regular checks through the front windscreen and to both sides of your car, remember that the front of your car will move out when you steer to the left or right, make effective observations BEFORE you steer.

 

ACCURACY - Each manoeuvre requires a certain degree of accuracy, use reference points gained from your practice sessions, to help you accurately position your car correctly throughout each manoeuvre.

Step 1

Find a Safe, Convenient and Legal place to stop on the left. 

(remember you will be driving towards the opposite kerb, using the whole width of the road, leave plenty of room and be careful of lamposts or other obstructions).

 

Stop, secure the car using the handbrake, Prepare, Observations, Move off.  Steer full lock to the right.

 

When you reach the middle of the road, look left and right along the length of the road for any other road users.

 

Turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction just before stopping.

 

Stop before getting too close to the kerb, use reference points to help with this.

 

Secure the car with the handbrake.

 

Step 2

Prepare, Observations, Move off in reverse, steer full lock to the left.

 

When you reach the middle of the road, look left and right along the length of the road for any other road users.

 

Turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction just before stopping.

 

Stop before you reach the kerb, use reference points to help with this.

 

Secure the car with the handbrake.

Step 3

Prepare, Observations, Move off, Steer to the right.

 

When you reach the middle of the road, look left and right along the length of the road for any other road users.

 

Avoid touching the kerb.

Step 4

Finish up with your car parallel to the kerb.

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07920729377

Areas covered

  • Livingston
  • Broxburn
  • Pumpherston
  • Dechmont
  • Bathgate
  • Uphall
  • Boghall