Special offere

Turning in the road

The aim of this manoeuvre is for you to turn the car round to face in the opposite direction by using forward and reverse gears

If you get this manoeuvre on you driving test the examiner will pull you up in a safe convenient and legal place so you do not need to worry about that part. The examiner will then direct you by saying:

“I would like you to turn the car around to face the opposite direction using forward and reverse gears, try not to touch the kerb as you do so, move off when you are ready please.”

Key points: Accuracy - Control- Observation

In order to successfully carry out this manouver you need to be able to move very slowly, this means we'll use the clutch pedal around the biting point. by lifting it up very gently, just the thickness of a one pound coin, you can make the car creep forward, by pressing the clutch down again by the same amount, you can slow the car again.
Remember this as up to go, down to slow.

Before you turn

Chose a place where it is:

Safe -  will mean we need to be away from pedestrians, children or very busy roads.

Legal
- means not in a one way street, where there are 'no U-turns' signs.


Convenient
- means not over driveways or entrances, or very close to parked cars.

Position - the road must be wide enough to complete the manoeuvre; there must be room to turn round.

Note: If at any time during this manoeuvre a car, pedestrian, cyclist etc approaches, stop the car either let them go past or if they stop to let you carry on then continue with the manoeuvre.

three point turn

To turn across the road

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Preparation - Select first gear, set the gas and finding the biting point.

Observation - at this point look around including blind spots. If there is no oncoming traffic from either direction, pedestrian who may be in the way or cross the road then we may begin to move. If there is a reason not to go then just wait patiently and do not indicate.

Manoeuvre - Release the handbrake and keeping the car speed low with the gas and biting point technique, steer quickly to apply full lock to the right, just before you reach the opposite kerb steer to the left, press the clutch and break to stop.

Apply the handbrake to secure the vehicle if necessary.
If other vehicles or pedestrians approach, stop an let them pass, or make sure they are definitely waiting for you before starting to manoeuvre again.

turn in the road

To revers across the road

 

Preparation - Select the reverse gear, set the gas and finding the biting point.

Observation -Look around including blind spots.

Manoeuvre - Release the handbrake when you are sure that it is safe, and as soon as the car moves steer to full left lock. Whilst reversing look out of the back window
Counter steer just before you stop.

Apply the handbrake to secure the vehicle if necessary.

 

three point turn

To drive forward

:

 

Preparation - Select first gear, sett the gas and find the biting point.

Observation -Look around including blind spots.

Manoeuvre - Release the handbrake when you are sure that it is safe, and as soon as the car moves steer to full right lock.

Straighten up in the road, perform a full set of mirror checks and follow the road ahead.

 

 

turn in the road

Typical Faults

  • Poor co-ordination of the foot controls
  • Indicating before starting the manoeuvre.
  • Driving too fast
  • Steering too slowly
  • Poor observation
  • Stopping too far from the kerb
  • Bumping into the kerb.
  • Not releasing handbrake
no entry
roundabouts
stop sign
motorway
dvla
no overtaking
national speed limit