Archive for the ‘Practical’ Category

Hatch end roundabouts

1st roundabout. I am taking 2nd exit. Move to the left lane. No signal, if no obstruction on right hand drive along the left lane. Keep driving on the left lane. Signal left on approacing next entry on the left side. This indicates the car behind you your intension to leave the roundabout on next [...]

Hatched Road Markings or simply hatch markings

На hatch marking можно вьезжать если необходимо. Не путать с shevron markings на пути в аэропорт указывают направление. Hatched road markings are used: 1. To separate traffic lanes. 2. To make it safer for the vehicles turning right. Many learner drivers try to avoid driving on them but legally you should drive on hatch markings [...]

Maneouvre pinner green 2 roundabouts on the way to Pinner Test centre

1. Drive on 2. Do MSM (move) to the left after passing Shell petrol station, cancel left signal because on next roundabout you are using 2nd exit (straight) 3. Use 2nd exit (straight) on next mini roundabout. 4. Use 2nd exit and pass when no car on the right and no car on roundabout 5. [...]

Narrow road giving way to oncoming car technique

When you driving in empty space between cars on the left side of the road (never on the right side, except parking) do: 1 steering left then 2 steering right and stop, wait for the oncoming car to pass. The technique same as parallel parking, the difference is in parallel car moving reverse when gettng [...]

When turning right into main road 3 times check

Check 3 times – right, left and right again and then turn right.

When good time to signal

From main road to side road – 6 car length (do it early enough to prepare traffic behind for your manouevre) From side road to main road – 4-6 car length (you can do it later as it’s side road so less critical than being on main road)

Priorities in emerging on crossroads

The general rule for priorities when emerging from crossroads is that right turning traffic should give way to oncoming traffic. The vehicle with the priority in the following example if the two minor side roads were one major road, however do not assume that the other driver will comply. Despite not having priority the other [...]

Roundabout exiting on 3rd lane problem explained

If you are exiting on right hand lane – while existing have a look to left lane for any overtaking car/motorcycle, overtaking is not possible because u occupied right lane If you are exiting on left hand lane – while existing have a look to right lane for any undertaking car/motorcycle, undertaking is not possible [...]

Turning right (from main road to side road)

Make sure the side road brake line is on top of your right side mirror and turn right, then you precisely get rightly into the side road middle

Check mirrors often / always before maneouvre

It is rule for safety. If you moving to right lane – before signaling right check right mirror for traffic following you, if it’s safe switch. If you returning to left lane, check left mirror first if it’s safe signal left and start moving to the left. When exiting roundabout and signaling left check right [...]