Turn in the Road
The examiner will ask you to stop on the left of the road in a Safe and Convenient place.He will then tell you that you are about to do the Reverse Exercise called Turn in the Road or he could ask you to Turn the Car Round in the Road by means of Forward and Reverse Gears
(Read HC 200- 203 Driving 192 -193)
Prepare the car that is by putting the car into 1st gear, then bring the clutch up to biting point and stop moving your foot. Then Turn the wheel all the way away from the kerb
Now make an All–Round Safety Check by looking over your left shoulder, the left door mirror, rear view mirror and look forward. Then the look at the right-hand door mirror and right-hand shoulder.
If it is safe drive move the car forward slowly keeping the car at a very slow walking pace until it reaches the other side of the road. Just before the front bumper reaches the kerb STOP. Put on the handbrake as there might be a camber, so the front bumper is just before or level with the kerb. If you look at your offside door mirror it might look like this
Prepare the car that is by putting the car into 1st gear then bring the clutch up to biting point and stop moving your foot. Then
Turn the wheel all the way away from the kerb. Now make an All–Round Safety Check If it is safe, drive the car backwards at a slow walking pace and the car turns towards the other side of the road. Remember to look out the back of the car and all around while reversing to make sure it is safe to move. Just before reaching the kerb with your rear bumper STOP. Put on the handbrake in case there is a camber.
Prepare the car that is by putting the car into 1st gear then bring the clutch up to biting point and stop moving your foot. Then Turn the wheel all the way away from the kerb. Now make an All–Round Safety Check If it is safe drive the car forwards at a slow walking pace and turn towards the othe
r side of the road. Just before the kerb aim to park at the side of the road and STOP in a safe and convenient place. If you are unable to complete the manoeuvre safely completely repeat steps 2 and 3 When stopping – check the car has its handbrake on and the gear is in neutral when stationary.
- Indicators should not be used as they can confuse other road users. The Turn in the Road does not need to be completed in just three turns; five or seven are acceptable.
- To complete the manoeuvre successfully, the best way is to keep the speed of the car as slow as you can, while making big turns of the wheel as quickly as possible.
- If another vehicle comes, stop so that you leave the least problem of being passed. If they move you stop if they stop, you move.
- Beware of someone flashing their headlights (HC 90); wait until any other traffic commits themselves before committing yourself. Try to get eye contact to confirm.
- When manoeuvring it might help to open your window a bit so that you can hear if any vehicles are coming.
MARKING POINTS FOR EXAMINERS:
Use of Controls – Good clutch keeping the car slow. No incorrect steering. Do not touch the Kerb
Observations – Making sure it is safe to continue at all times. Considering eye contact to confirm what the other road users are going to do.
Time – you will be expected to take only a reasonable time and not to cause inconvenience to other road users.