How-to position your car when driving right lane

When you position your car in right lane – right windscreen wiper has to finish on road middle broken line. If it is so and you look to your right mirror you will see that car positioned at the correct distant from road broken line.

How driver should think

Driver uses 4 senses during driving and in driving assessment – vision,
sound, smell.

Think it is work and steering wheel
is like a mouse in computer

Most useful is MSPL routine

For effective driving use MSPL all
the time. Only on T junctions and roundabouts LADA routine could be more useful

Assess the distance to the vehicle behind in mirrors

If driver seems vehicle in interior and side mirror (left or right) – the vehicle behind is near.

If driver seems the vehicle only in interior mirror but not in any of side mirorrs – vehicle behind is far.

Such assessment could be helpful when driver makes decision on whether to change lanes or not.

Assessment of the road for driver

While driving look far ahead and try to assess well ahead as much as u can. Same as when playing chess it is important to assess and predict how the current combination would develop.

Sharp bends

If sharp bend on the right – keep car close to kerb / sort of  – drive into the kerb – as it goes

If sharp bend on the left - keep car close to road’s central broken line / sort of  - drive into the road’s central broken line – as it goes

Pinner Driving Test Route 1


EOR – End Of Road

T/L – Traffic Light

DTC – Driving Test Centre


Automatic gearbox explaining

Most automatic gearboxes will let you select between “P” (for park), “R” (reverse), “N” (neutral) and “D” (drive).

  • Park should only be used when you’re stopped and getting out of the car. This “locks” the transmission, preventing it from rolling away (but you still need to apply the handbrake when parked as well).
  • Reverse does as it says – acts the same as a reverse gear in a manual, and should be selected when you want to drive backwards.
  • Neutral is the same as knocking a manual gearbox out of gear. It shouldn’t be selected when moving – this is known as coasting – but can be used (along with the handbrake) if you’re stopped for a short period of time.
  • Drive will select gears automatically and allow the car to move forwards.

Some automatic gearboxes will also give you the option to select first or second gear. This will help in situations where you want to use the gearbox to keep your speed down – such as driving down a steep hill


Vehicle registration document

It is also called V5C or logbook. Never buy a car without V5C.

Third party insurance

Third party insurance is the minimum amount of cover you need to drive legally in the UK.  Your insurance will cover losses to any third party vehicles or property, but damage to your own car will not be covered.