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Turn In The Road

Aries Driving School Inverness

 

www.ariesdrivingschool.co.uk   0773 4460598

 

Turn In The Road (3 point turn)

 

P-Prepare car

O-Observations

M-Move

 

Steer full lock to the right 1 ½ turns as quick as possible whilst looking at the kerb from side window (slow with the car, fast with the wheel).

 

Just as you approach kerb slow down cover brake and steer left, half to ¾ of a turn.

 

Clutch down, brake to stop.  

 

Handbrake on.  Select reverse.  

 

Prepare car (clutch to biting point to avoid rolling into kerb).

 

All round effective observations (if cars approaching wait and assess situation.

 

Look left out of rear window whilst steering to the left full lock 1 ½ turns.

 

Half way over the road quickly check to the left and right.

 

Look over right shoulder at kerb slow down cover brake and steer to the right half to ¾ of a turn.

 

Clutch down, gently brake to stop.

 

Handbrake on.  Select first gear.  

 

Prepare car (clutch to biting point to avoid rolling back into kerb).

 

Look where you want car to go and steer right into normal driving position.

 

Top Tip ---- Slow with the car/fast with the wheel. The two most common mistakes are pupils not looking out of rear window while reverseing and not looking left before finishing manoeuvre.