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What is the 5 phase system?

INFORMATION

Mirror
POSITION

Mirror
SPEED

GEAR

Mirror
ACCELERATION

1

Main benefit of the system?

Time to react

2

What is a hazard?

A hazard is anything that is an actual or potential danger

3

What is the blurb that describes what the system is?

The system of car control is a way of approaching and negotiating hazards thy is methodical, safe and leaves nothing to chance. It involves carefully observation, early anticipation and planning, and a systematic use of the controls to maintain your vehicles stability in all situations.

4

What 2 things should you ask yourself regarding the processing of information?

1) what information do I new to gather about the road conditions, the behaviour of other road users and actual and potential dangers?

2) what do other road users need to know about my intentions?

5

What is TUG?

Take. Use. Give.

Mnemonic that reminds you about taking, using and giving information when driving

6

When should you signal?

When it could benefit other road users

7

What should you do before considering changing position or speed?

Use your mirrors to check what is happening in front, to the sides and behind you

8

How should you position yourself to deal with a hazard?

Position yourself so you can negotiate the hazard(/) safely and smoothly

9

How should you adjust your speed to deal with a hazard?

Adjust your speed as necessary.

Make good use of acceleration sense if appropriate

10

When should you engage the appropriate gear?

Once you have the correct speed for the circumstances

11

How much acceleration should you use to pass the hazard?

THe correct degree of acceleration to negotiate and leave the hazard safely

12

Brakes are to slow, gears are to go!

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13

What are the situations where braking and gear change may overlap?

1) going downhill

2) sharp left/right turn with a vehicle close behind or approaching

3).low speed turns into left and right junctions with a vehicle close behind or approaching