|Controls & instruments||What, where, why and how to use.|
|Moving off & stopping||POM, under control, safe driving line.|
|Safe positioning||Open door's width from curb.|
|Mirrors||Adjusting and using; MSPSL|
|Signals||When necessary, correctly timed|
|Anticipation & planning||What do I do if ...?|
|Use of speed||Correct speed for the conditions. Know what the speed limit is and stick to it.|
|Other traffic||Dealing with oncoming traffic, vulnerable road users.|
|Junctions||Approach speed, observation, left & right turns, cutting corners|
|Roundabouts||Signals on approach, priority, straight-lining, spiral.|
|Pedestrian crossings||Recognising crossings, markings, priority, observations on approach.|
|Adverse conditions||Rain, snow, low sun, loose surfaces, misted-up windows.|
|Emergency stop||Avoidance by defensive driving, speed of reaction, skid control.|
|Dual carriageways||Joining & leaving, overtaking and lane discipline|
|Is it A COOL place||
|Turn in the Road||
Get close to the kerb but without touching the kerb with a wheel.
|Reverse round a corner||
Keeping reasonably close to the curb.
Steer one turn to the left, then one to the right, then all the way to the right.
Use line nearest to you marking the bay you want to reverse into. Full lock.
Remember to straighten up when parallel with lines!
You will be asked to drive independently for about 10 minutes during your test.
This involves either following a set of directions (usually 2 sets of 3 turns at a time)
or following signs to a place. The destination might change as you drive -
you won't really end up in Reading!
This is not a separate requirement for the driving test but a brief check on how you will drive by yourself after you have passed. You will not fail or even get a driving fault if you go the wrong way as long as other road users do not know that you have - ie you've used you mirrors and signalled and been in the correct road position for the direction you have taken.
|Legal responsibilities||Road Tax, Insurance, MOT|
|Environmental issues||Environmentally efficient driving|
|Passangers & loads||Effects of extra weight.|
|Security||Lock it or lose it.|