I have passed my test today thanks to Winston's teaching. I remember my mum learning with Winston when I was younger
Turn In the Road with· Park in a safe,legal and convenient place on the road and prepare the vehicle to begin the manoeuvre. · Observe your surroundings (Mirrors & Blind Spots); prepare to give way to traffic and pedestrians. · Move the vehicle SLOWLY while turning the steering wheel QUICKLY TO THE RIGHT, until you achieve FULL LOCK. · As the vehicle approach the adjacent kerb (Looking through the driver’s door Window at the kerb), turn the steering wheel QUICKLY to the left as you see the kerb stone appear under the drivers door mirror then stop, do not touch the kerb. · Prepare the vehicle for reversing. Apply the HANDBRAKE, SELECT REVERSE GEAR, SET THE GAS PEDAL, and RAISE THE CLUTCH PEDAL to a Hill start position and then take an all round VIEW of your surroundings, give way to oncoming traffic, DO NOT WAVE THEM ON. · Look through the rear window over your left shoulder to start with, release the Handbrake, MOVE SLOWLY WHILE TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL QUICKLY TO THE LEFT, until you achieve FULL LOCK. Then look over your right shoulder as the vehicle nears the kerb, then turn the Steering wheel QUICKLY TO THE RIGHT as you are about to stop the vehicle, DO NOT HIT THE KERB. · Prepare the vehicle to move forward to the right. APPLY HANDBRAKE, SELECT FIRST GEAR,SET GAS PEDAL, RAISE THE CLUTCH TO HILL START POSITION, OBSERVE TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT FOR ONCOMING TRAFFIC, then move and turn QUICKLY TO THE RIGHT until you clear the adjacent kerb. Park your vehicle parallel to the kerb.
Reversing: The Sharp Corner with· After making sure you can reverse into the road, there should be at least 3 car lengths of space in the road you intend to reverse into, plus 1-2 car lengths of space from the corner you will be reversing around, leave ½ metre gap between the car and the kerb. · Position your body in the driver’s seat to get the best view through the rear Window (seat belt can be removed or right arm can be free of the belt). · Select reverse gear prepares the vehicle to move off depending on the gradient, uphill, downhill or flat. · Look all around; prepare to give way to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. You may have to give way to vehicles approaching from the front, due to the width of the road. · Move the vehicle SLOWLY while looking through the rear Window and left hand door mirror, remember to glimpse. Keep the vehicle moving in a straight line and maintain the ½ metre gap. · As the vehicle approach the corner look through the left hand door mirror and wait for the corner to leave the view of the mirror, then STOP TO OBSERVE. Look all around; make sure it is safe to continue. · Move SLOWLY and turn the steering wheel FULL LOCK TO THE LEFT QUICKLY then STOP when you reach midway around the corner, take another look all around for safety, remember to give way to oncoming traffic and pedestrians, make sure there is eye contact to reassure. · Continue to move SLOWLY while looking through the rear Window and left hand door mirror, your aim is to position the vehicle ½ metre from the kerb. This is when you should look in the REAR WINDOW only to assist you when straightening the vehicle to move parallel to the kerb. Finish when you are roughly 2 car lengths from the corner.
Reversing: Round Corner with· Follow paragraph 1-5 from the Sharp Corner page. · As the vehicle approaches the corner, looking through the door mirror, you should STOP when the kerb disappear in the door mirror. · Look all around for safety; give way to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. · MOVE THE VEHICLE SLOWLY AND TURN THE STEERING WHEEL ONE REVOLUTION QUICKLY, continue until you are midway around the corner, then take another look for safety. · Follow the shape of the kerb, while constantly looking through the rear Window and left hand door mirror, remembering to try and maintain the ½ metre gap. · Finish when the vehicle is roughly ½ metre away from the kerb and 2 car lengths away from the corner.
Parallel Parking In Reverse Gear Only with· Position your vehicle along side the vehicle you intend to park behind, leaving a gap between the two of ½ metre. Make sure your vehicle door mirror is in-line with the front Bumper of the other vehicle or both vehicles level, if parking behind a long vehicle, such as a Van or an Estate Car. · Position your body for reversing, seat belt off or right arm free of belt. · SELECT REVERSE GEAR and apply the FOOTBRAKE, the Reverse and Brake warning lights will inform others of your intention · Look all around for safety, giving way to all oncoming vehicles from the front as well as rear, don’t forget the pedestrians. · Move the vehicle SLOWLY looking through the rear Window and left hand rear door Window. STOP when you can see the rear or front (if vehicle is parked in the opposite direction) of the vehicle in the middle of your left hand rear door Window and take another look all around. · Move the vehicle SLOWLY while turning the steering wheel ONE REVOLUTION to the left, and then take a quick glance ahead and blind spot for safety. · Look through the rear Window and door mirror as the vehicle nears the kerb, STOP the vehicle when the door handle of the left front door is positioned on top of the edge of the kerb, this will look like a optical illusion. Look all around for safety. · Look through the rear Window while you turn the steering wheel FULL LOCK QUICKLY to the right, then look through the left hand door mirror to make sure the vehicle does not hit the kerb, if so, stop the vehicle and move forward. Look back through the rear Window and turn steering wheel QUICKLY to the left two complete turns to straighten front wheels( You may look forward to achieve the same result). When the vehicle is parallel STOP, there should not be enough room for another vehicle to park in the space left between the two vehicles.
Bay Parking with· Position the vehicle so that the space between the vehicle and the Bays is roughly the width of a Car door. Position a line of a Bay just short of the middle (1/3) of the left hand front door Window (right if reversing from the right) You are now positioned to reverse into the third Bay from your position. · Look all around for safety then move SLOWLY WHILE TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL FULL LOCK to the left (right if reversing from the right). · Look all around for safety and keep looking through both door mirrors plus rear Window to help guide between the Parking Bay lines, adjust if necessary. · Straighten the front wheels when you are comfortable that your vehicle is positioned between the lines by turning the steering wheel two complete turns from full lock. MUST NOT TOUCH THE LINES, get out and check if you are not sure.