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How to do Manoeuvres

NOTE 1: Main observation whilst reversing straight should always be through the rear window over the left shoulder along with quick all round observations. If you are reversing to the left then over the left shoulder also, and if you are reversing to the right then over the right shoulder. The speed of the car should be very slow (old mans walking pace).

NOTE 2: The reference points mentioned won't always work for everyone because it depends on how close you sit to the pedals and how tall you are etc. Your instructor will give you another reference point if these reference points don't work for you. It's important for you to remember these reference points so you don't have to waste time finding the reference point again the next time you do it.

Parallel Parking

1. P.O.M. (Preparation. Observations. Manoeuvre)

2. Line door mirror with front or back of object car

3. P.O.M

4. Reverse until passenger side door pillar lines up with back or front of object car (point of turn)

5. Stop and make observations

6. One full left lock

7. When curb disappears from big door mirror, medium pace full right lock

8. Just before car straightens up, 1 + 1/4 turn left to bring tyres straight

9. Finish with a car length gap behind object car and reasonably close to curb.

Reverse Bay Parking

1. P.O.M

2. Position car about 2 metres away from beginning of bay (to avoid cutting the line)

3. Line the third line from the bay you want to enter with your reference point in the passenger window if reversing to the left, or the driver window if reversing to the right.

4. P.O.M

5. Quick left lock if reversing to the left and right lock if reversing to the right.

6. Just before car gets straight, 1+1/4 turn right/left to get steering wheel straight and finish with car in the middle of the bay. If car is not in middle of bay as you come in, then steer towards the line you want to get closer to and once car is in the middle, straighten car. If bay parking is done from right, main observation has to be over right shoulder whilst reversing into the bay.

Going Forwards Into A Bay To The Right

1. Line car up at least two metres away from beginning of bay.

2. Line top right corner of right door mirror with the second line of the bay you are entering, the second line is the line which is further away from you.

3. All round observations.

4. Quick full right lock

5. When car straightens up then straighten the tyres by steering 1+1/4 turn left.

Going Forwards Into A Bay To The Left

1. Line car up at least two metres away from beginning of bay.

2. Line top right corner of right door mirror with the second line of the bay you are entering, the second line is the line which is further away from you.

3. All round observations.

4. Quick full left lock

5. When car straightens up then straighten the tyres by steering 1+1/4 turn left.

Parking On The Right Hand Side Of The Road and Reversing.

1. Check centre and right door mirrors, and look for any oncoming vehicles before moving onto the right side of the road.

2. Move over to the right side of the road and park in a safe, convenient and legal position using the reference points underneath the front windscreen. Keep a steering wheels width from the curb so you don't hit it whilst reversing.

3. When asked to do so, reverse for two car lengths whilst making all round observations.

4. When asked to do so, move out back to the left side of the road, move straight into the left side without staying in the right lane for too long. Before moving out make observations, starting from the right blind spot and finishing at the left blind spot. Indicate if there is anyone to benefit.

 


The left corner reverse and turn in the road manoeuvres are no longer being tested on, but you should still know how to do them safely because there will be many a time where you will need to use them, especially the turn in the road.

Turn in The Road

1. P.O.M

2. Quick right lock

3. One metre before curb, one full 360 degrees left turn

4. Apply handbrake and POM

5. Full left lock and one meter before curb one full 360 degrees right turn

6. Apply handbrake and POM

7. Right lock

Left Corner Reverse

1. P.O.M

2. Park up 3 car lengths after the road you will be reversing into and keep a steering wheels width from the curb

3. P.O.M

4. Reverse until back of car lines up with last straight curb (remember reference point in back left passenger window and blind spot mirror)

5. Stop and make observations (point of turn)

6. One quick 360 degrees turn left (this depends on the radius of the corner, a tight angled turn will require a full left lock whilst a wide angled turn will require just 3/4 of a full turn)

7. Just before car straightens up with curb, one full 360 degrees turn right to straighten tyres

8.Reverse 3 car lengths into road and stop reasonably close to curb




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