Flashcards in Practical Deck (50)
How do you do a start manoeuvre?
How do you reverse park into a parking bay?
1. Position your reference point (See Fig.9) on the 3rd line beyond the bay you want to park (the bay after the 1st line is the bay you want to park in). The third line should be the left side of the bay you want to park in.
2. Hold break and pull control stick to 'R'
3. Lock wheel to the side of the bay where you want to park
4. Look at blind spots and mirrors
5. Slowly break at a continuously slow pace while keeping on looking around until on the left mirror, you see that the white line of the bay runs parallel to your door handles.
6. Straighten the wheel so you start to break in a straight line.
7. Keep reversing until on the right side window, you see the right line of the bay coming in line with your point of reference (see Fig.4)
8. Once you get out of the car you should see the car is on the inside of the white line.
How can I know that I am not driving too close to the central reservation of the roundabout when I am driving in the inner lane?
on the right window, I should be able to see the bottom of the curb of the central reservation meeting the road
What does the term 'lock' mean in terms of steering?
Turn the wheel all the way round to the point where it no longer allows you to turn anymore. This should be 1 whole turn and a half.
What are the letters on the control stick and what do they mean?
P - Parking
R - Reverse
N - Neutral
D - Drive
How do you do a stop manoeuvre?
What are the indications of a road nearby?
. Arrow signs on the road
. Road signs
. Road Name signs
. Houses that are split apart
. Yellow road lines curving into a side road
How to stop at a T junction?
1. 6 cars away from the giveaway lines
2. check mirrors
4. slowly brake by a mm
5. stop when the give way line is under your right mirror
Picture the giveway lines in your head
How to Parallel Park?
1. Drive 1 metre away next to the car that you are going to park behind
2. While checking blind spots and mirrors, slowly reverse until the middle of the car (or the line of the car that separates the back and front door) aligns with the centre of your left side window then stop.
3. While checking blind spots and mirrors, before reversing, do 1 full turn left on the steering wheel, slowly reverse until the headlights of the car next to you aligns with the centre of your left side window then stop.
4. While checking blind spots and mirrors, before reversing, do 1 full turn right on the steering wheel, slowly reverse until on the left side mirror, you no longer see the edge of the curb then stop.
5. While checking blind spots and mirrors, before reversing, do 1 full turn right on the steering wheel, slowly reverse until you are parallel with the curb, then stop
6. While checking blind spots and mirrors, before reversing, do 1 full turn left on the steering wheel, slowly reverse until you are in the middle of the back and front car. Ideally you want to see the bottom of the front car's wheel touching the road but under some parking situations that wont be possible.
When I am asked to park somewhere safe, should I park on a raised or dropped kerb?
Picture a raised Kerb
Picture a dropped Kerb
If I am parked in front of a car and I cannot see the bottom of the car wheels touching the road, how do I turn my steering wheel to safely move out?
Before moving, I lock my wheel to the right.
How do you forward park into a parking bay?
1. First align the left line of the parking bay you want to park in with your reference point (See Fig.10)
2. Lock your wheel to the side that the parking bay is in
3. Slowly go forward and on the left mirror, you should see the white line intersecting with your door handle which indicates you should fit in the bay. keep going until on the left mirror, you should see the white line becoming parallel with your door handles.
4. Straighten up your wheel and go forward until the horizontal white line is under your right mirror. Then stop.
Picture a box junction
Can your car stay in a box junction under any circumstances?
Most of the time, No. I have to make sure there is space for me to stop beyond the box junction. So if the car beyond me is in traffic and is just in front of the box junction, I cannot go ahead until the traffic moves so that there is space as otherwise I will be stuck inside the box junction. Waiting is only allowed for when you wish to turn right but are prevented from doing so by oncoming traffic (See Fig. 15)
When turning into a side road, what should you do?
1. Off the gas and slow down but not too much or abruptly
1. Check, middle and the side of the mirror that you want to turn into
3. wait until the curve of the kerb is no longer in view of the main window then turn your wheel by half.
4. straighten up wheel and turn indicator off
Picture the cars instrument-panel
Picture a puffin crossing
Picture where the anti-lock brakes (ABS) warning light would be
(See Fig.13) on the Instrument panel
When approaching an unmarked crossroads, who has right of way?
No one. It's whoever is nearest to the crossroads or if two or more come to the crossroads at once, you must read the car and drivers body language to determine who goes first.
Picture a crawler lane
What are the 4 possible manoeuvres?
1. Forward park into a bay
2. Reverse park into a bay
3. Parallel park
4. pull up on the right
How to pull up on the right
1. Find a suitable location to pull up
2. Check centre, right mirror and right blind spot
3. Signal Right
4. Position your vehicle to the right-hand side of your lane, as if you were making a right turn at a junction.
5. Pull up on the right and make your car parallel so that the edge of the kerb intersects with the part of the car shown in Fig.17
6. Check mirrors and blind spots anti-clockwise
7. Reverse parallel to the kerb by 2 car lengths
8. Do the move off manoeuvre but check the mirrors and blind spots anti-clockwise
9. When you move off, do so swiftly (but obviously not too crazy) until you get to the left lane.
what does MSM stand for?
M - Mirrors
S - Signal
M - Manoeuvre
If you wanted to make a right turn at a junction, should your car be positioned on the left, centre or right side of your lane?
How to know if you are on a one way street?
blue rectangular 'one way' traffic signs (see Fig.18) will be placed at the beginning of the road and at intervals along the way to inform motorists that the road is one way. Road signs will inform you of what happens at the end of the one-way road. Often a one-way road will end, giving way to road with two-way traffic.
What are the 5 parts to the practical driving test in order?
1. An eyesight check
2. 'Show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
3. General driving ability
4. Reversing your vehicle
5. Independent driving