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Passed 14th August: Daniel Smith of Warrington.

Passed 14th August: Daniel Smith of Warrington.

Well Done Dan!...


Passed 7th August: Leah Kinsey of St Helens.

Passed 7th August: Leah Kinsey of St Helens.

With Just 2 Minor Faults!...


Passed 24th July: Jade Carr of Widnes.

Passed 24th July: Jade Carr of Widnes.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 23rd July: Imran Atta of Warrington.

Passed 23rd July: Imran Atta of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 23rd July: Kirsty Monaghan of Warrington

Passed 23rd July: Kirsty Monaghan of Warrington

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 22nd July: Katie Cunliffe of St Helens.

Passed 22nd July: Katie Cunliffe of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Minor Faults....


Passed 22nd July: Emily Douglas of Widnes.

Passed 22nd July: Emily Douglas of Widnes.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 22nd July: Thevakumar Sumaman of Warrington.

Passed 22nd July: Thevakumar Sumaman of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 17th July: Callum Wynn of St Helens.

Passed 17th July: Callum Wynn of St Helens.

With Just 3 Minor Faults!...


Passed 17th July: Krisztina Kiraly of St Helens.

Passed 17th July: Krisztina Kiraly of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Minor Faults....


Passed 16th July: Amy Bond of Widnes.

Passed 16th July: Amy Bond of Widnes.

Well Done Amy!...


Passed 16th July: Jess Lester of Warrington.

Passed 16th July: Jess Lester of Warrington.

Passed with Just 1 Minor Fault....


Passed 4th July: Cynthia of Warrington.

Passed 4th July: Cynthia of Warrington.

Passed with Just 3 Driving Faults!...


Passed 4th July: Ben Warburton of St Helens

Passed 4th July: Ben Warburton of St Helens

Well Done Ben!...


Passed 3rd July: Sarah Birch of St Helens.

Passed 3rd July: Sarah Birch of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 1st July: Ana Maria Siarra Villor of Warrington.

Passed 1st July: Ana Maria Siarra Villor of Warrington.

Well Done Ana!...


Passed 27th June: Jamie Thompson-Hamond of Warrington.

Passed 27th June: Jamie Thompson-Hamond of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 26th June:Jordan Robinson of St Helens.

Passed 26th June:Jordan Robinson of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 26th June: Nicola Scott of Warrington.

Passed 26th June: Nicola Scott of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Fault....


Passed 24th June: Sanjeewani Sirakaran of Warrington.

Passed 24th June: Sanjeewani Sirakaran of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Fault....


Passed 19th June: Louise Gabbott of Warrington.

Passed 19th June: Louise Gabbott of Warrington.

With Just 2 Driving Faults!...


Passed 12th June: Mathew Little of St Helens.

Passed 12th June: Mathew Little of St Helens.

Well Done Mat!...


Passed 18th June: Kate Constable of Warrington.

Passed 18th June: Kate Constable of Warrington.

With Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 12th June: Pauline Melonek of St Helens.

Passed 12th June: Pauline Melonek of St Helens.

Passed with ZERO Driving Faults!...


Passed 11th June: Katie Lee of Warrington.

Passed 11th June: Katie Lee of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 10th June: Scott Hughes of Warrington.

Passed 10th June: Scott Hughes of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Fault....


Passed 6th June: Andrew Sephton of Warrington.

Passed 6th June: Andrew Sephton of Warrington.

With Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 6th June: Megan Jones of Warrington.

Passed 6th June: Megan Jones of Warrington.

Well Done Megan!...


Passed 24th May: Jordan Rigby of Warrington

Passed 24th May: Jordan Rigby of Warrington

Well Done Jordan!...


Passed 17th May: Eduardo Baena of St Helens.

Passed 17th May: Eduardo Baena of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 16th May: Ellie Paige of Warrington.

Passed 16th May: Ellie Paige of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 14th May: Mostafa Yousis of Warrington.

Passed 14th May: Mostafa Yousis of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 13th May: Lauren Carnes of Warrington.

Passed 13th May: Lauren Carnes of Warrington.

With Just 3 Driving Faults!...


Passed 8th May: Amy Evans of Warrington.

Passed 8th May: Amy Evans of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 8th May: Jonny Burrows of St Helens.

Passed 8th May: Jonny Burrows of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 8th May: Les Andrews of St Helens.

Passed 8th May: Les Andrews of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Fault....


Passed 8th May: Kristine Iesina of Warrington.

Passed 8th May: Kristine Iesina of Warrington.

Well Done Iesina!...


Passed 8th May: Kerryn Warburton of Warrington.

Passed 8th May: Kerryn Warburton of Warrington.

Well Done Kerryn!...


Passed 7th May: Thomas Petrie of Warrington.

Passed 7th May: Thomas Petrie of Warrington.

Well Done Thomas!...


Passed 2nd May: Shannon Bracey of St Helens.

Passed 2nd May: Shannon Bracey of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 1st May: Emily Spiers of St Helens.

Passed 1st May: Emily Spiers of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Faults....


Passed 29th April: Siobhan Worthington of Warrington.

Passed 29th April: Siobhan Worthington of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 26th April: Charlotte Fox of Chorley.

Passed 26th April: Charlotte Fox of Chorley.

Well Done Charlotte!...


Passed 25th April: Grace Hall of Warrington.

Passed 25th April: Grace Hall of Warrington.

Well Done Grace!...


Passed 10th April: Joe Parry of Warrington.

Passed 10th April: Joe Parry of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 9th April: Chloe Haslam of Warrington.

Passed 9th April: Chloe Haslam of Warrington.

Well Done Chloe!...


Passed 5th April: Morgan Burgess of Warrington.

Passed 5th April: Morgan Burgess of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 3rd April: Ben Ellams of Warrington.

Passed 3rd April: Ben Ellams of Warrington.

Well Done Ben!...


Passed 3rd April: Patrick Kapinga of St Helens.

Passed 3rd April: Patrick Kapinga of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 3rd April: Connor Wrench of Warrington.

Passed 3rd April: Connor Wrench of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 1st April: Ashley Stead of Warrington.

Passed 1st April: Ashley Stead of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 28th March: Joanne Sturgeon of St Helens.

Passed 28th March: Joanne Sturgeon of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 27th March: Jasmin Macleod of St Helens.

Passed 27th March: Jasmin Macleod of St Helens.

With Just 2 Driving Faults!...


Passed 25th March: Emily Cunliffe of St Helens.

Passed 25th March: Emily Cunliffe of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 25th March: Alex Spencer of St Helens.

Passed 25th March: Alex Spencer of St Helens.

Passed with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 22nd March: Rae Atkin of Warrington.

Passed 22nd March: Rae Atkin of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 21st March: Laura Bennett of Warrington.

Passed 21st March: Laura Bennett of Warrington.

No Driving Faults!...


Passed 20th March: Oliver Jones of Warrington.

Passed 20th March: Oliver Jones of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 19th March: Megan Pomphret of Warrington.

Passed 19th March: Megan Pomphret of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 3 Driving Faults....


Passed 18th March: Darius Bassey of Warrington.

Passed 18th March: Darius Bassey of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 3 Driving Faults!...


Passed 15th March: Wilson Cheetham of Newton-le-Willows.

Passed 15th March: Wilson Cheetham of Newton-le-Willows.

Well Done Wilson!...


Passed 15th March: Emily Dudley of Warrington.

Passed 15th March: Emily Dudley of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 15th March: Stephen Massey of Newton-le-Willows.

Passed 15th March: Stephen Massey of Newton-le-Willows.

Passed with only 3 Driving Faults!...


Passed 14th March: Tegan Doherty of Warrington.

Passed 14th March: Tegan Doherty of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 12th March: Katie Shaw of Widnes.

Passed 12th March: Katie Shaw of Widnes.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 11th March: Tara Molyneux of St Helens.

Passed 11th March: Tara Molyneux of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 8th March: Reece Macleod of St Helens.

Passed 8th March: Reece Macleod of St Helens.

Well Done Reece!...


Passed 8th March: Neil Culson of Warrington.

Passed 8th March: Neil Culson of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 8th March: Olivia Merryfield of St Helens.

Passed 8th March: Olivia Merryfield of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 8th March: Liam Wilkinson of Warrington.

Passed 8th March: Liam Wilkinson of Warrington.

Well Done Liam!...


Passed 7th March: Connor Saunders of Warrington.

Passed 7th March: Connor Saunders of Warrington.

Well Done Connor!...


Passed 5th March: Julija Kudrjasova of St Helens.

Passed 5th March: Julija Kudrjasova of St Helens.

Well Done Julija!...


Passed 5th March Ronnie Cave of Warrington

Passed 5th March Ronnie Cave of Warrington

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 1st March: Natasha Chipindiko of Warrington.

Passed 1st March: Natasha Chipindiko of Warrington.

Well Done Natasha!...


Passed 1st March: Konrad krasowski of Warrington.

Passed 1st March: Konrad krasowski of Warrington.

Well Done Konrad!...


Passed 25th February: Anne Marie Withers of Warrington.

Passed 25th February: Anne Marie Withers of Warrington.

Well Done Anne Marie!...


Passed 22nd February: Reece Clayton of St Helens.

Passed 22nd February: Reece Clayton of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 20th February: Sophie Harmon of Warrington.

Passed 20th February: Sophie Harmon of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 20th February: Kate Bowman Worrall of Warrington

Passed 20th February: Kate Bowman Worrall of Warrington

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 19th February: Mark Dearden of St Helens.

Passed 19th February: Mark Dearden of St Helens.

Well Done Mark....


Passed 19th February: Lucy Ollier of Warrington.

Passed 19th February: Lucy Ollier of Warrington.

Well Done Lucy!...


Passed 14th February: Ben Bradford of St Helens.

Passed 14th February: Ben Bradford of St Helens.

Well done Ben!...


Passed 14th February: Alex Dale of Newton-le-Willows.

Passed 14th February: Alex Dale of Newton-le-Willows.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 14th February: Max Kilshaw of St Helens.

Passed 14th February: Max Kilshaw of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 13th February: Daniel Shaw of St Helens.

Passed 13th February: Daniel Shaw of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 12th February: Alex Forber of St Helens.

Passed 12th February: Alex Forber of St Helens.

Passed with only 2 Driving Faults!...


Passed 11th February: Morgan Mairs of St Helens.

Passed 11th February: Morgan Mairs of St Helens.

Well Done Morgan!...


Passed 11th February: Agata Klos of Warrington.

Passed 11th February: Agata Klos of Warrington.

Well Done Agata!...


Passed 7th February: Sabikun Nahar of Warrington.

Passed 7th February: Sabikun Nahar of Warrington.

With Just 2 Driving Faults!...


Passed 7th February: Jacob Tobin of Northwich.

Passed 7th February: Jacob Tobin of Northwich.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 4th February: Ian Guest of St Helens.

Passed 4th February: Ian Guest of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 1st February: Som of Warrington

Passed 1st February: Som of Warrington

Well done Som!...


Passed 28th January: Mahmod of Bolton.

Passed 28th January: Mahmod of Bolton.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 24th January: Kishor Choudhury of Warrington.

Passed 24th January: Kishor Choudhury of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 22nd January: Kamran Rashid of Warrington.

Passed 22nd January: Kamran Rashid of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults!...


Passed 22nd January: Josh Eades of St Helens.

Passed 22nd January: Josh Eades of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 21st January: Grace Mellor of Warrington.

Passed 21st January: Grace Mellor of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 17th January: Mollie Brown of Northwich.

Passed 17th January: Mollie Brown of Northwich.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 17th January: John Dilorenzo.

Passed 17th January: John Dilorenzo.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 16th January: Maria Hussain of Warrington.

Passed 16th January: Maria Hussain of Warrington.

Well done Maria!...


Passed 16th January: Stacey Saxon of St Helens

Passed 16th January: Stacey Saxon of St Helens

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 15th January: Ryan Little of St Helens.

Passed 15th January: Ryan Little of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 15th January: Toby Chatburn of Chorley.

Passed 15th January: Toby Chatburn of Chorley.

Well Done Toby!...


Passed 11th January: Paul Robinson of St Helens.

Passed 11th January: Paul Robinson of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 11th January: Chris Newton of Warrington.

Passed 11th January: Chris Newton of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 8th January: Remy Berry of Warrington.

Passed 8th January: Remy Berry of Warrington.

Well Done Remy!...


Passed 11th January: Alex Mocanu of Warrington.

Passed 11th January: Alex Mocanu of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 11th January. Rob McNair of Winsford.

Passed 11th January. Rob McNair of Winsford.

Well Done Rob!...


Passed 9th January: Daniel Purnell of Warrington

Passed 9th January: Daniel Purnell of Warrington

Well Done Daniel!...


Passed 7th January: Cameron Perkis of Chorley.

Passed 7th January: Cameron Perkis of Chorley.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 3rd January Ieva Tihonova of Warrington.

Passed 3rd January Ieva Tihonova of Warrington.

Well Done Ieva!...


Passed 2nd January: Michael Stringer of St Helens.

Passed 2nd January: Michael Stringer of St Helens.

Well Done Michael!...


Passed 27th December: Andrew Hyland of St Helens.

Passed 27th December: Andrew Hyland of St Helens.

Well Done Andrew!...


Passed 24th December: Abigail Jarvis of Warrington.

Passed 24th December: Abigail Jarvis of Warrington.

Passed with Zero Driving Faults!...


Passed 22nd December: Betty of Warrington.

Passed 22nd December: Betty of Warrington.

Well Done Betty only 2 driving faults!...


Passed 19th December: Emma McEvoy of Warrington.

Passed 19th December: Emma McEvoy of Warrington.

Passed with Zero Driving Faults!...


Passed 20th December: Sophie Marrow of S Helens.

Passed 20th December: Sophie Marrow of S Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 18th December: James Monteith of Warrington.

Passed 18th December: James Monteith of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 17th December: Josh Clowes of Horwich.

Passed 17th December: Josh Clowes of Horwich.

Well Done Josh!...


Passed 17th December: Daniel Pimblet of St Helens.

Passed 17th December: Daniel Pimblet of St Helens.

Passed with 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults!...


Passed 12th December: Jade Critchley of Warrington.

Passed 12th December: Jade Critchley of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 12th December: Ashley Moore of Warrington.

Passed 12th December: Ashley Moore of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 11th December: Jessica Sweeting of Warrington.

Passed 11th December: Jessica Sweeting of Warrington.

Well done Jessica....


Passed 10th December: Ben Musker of Warrington.

Passed 10th December: Ben Musker of Warrington.

Passed with 0 Driving Faults!...


Passed 7th December: Chloe Scambler of Chorley.

Passed 7th December: Chloe Scambler of Chorley.

Well Done Chloe!...


Passed 4th December: Bobbi Whitfield of Warrington.

Passed 4th December: Bobbi Whitfield of Warrington.

Well Done Bobbi!...


Passed 3rd December: Karwan Muhammad of Warrington.

Passed 3rd December: Karwan Muhammad of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 3rd December: Will Scott of Warrington.

Passed 3rd December: Will Scott of Warrington.

Well Done Will!...


Passed 29th November: Reshma Mohammed of Warrington.

Passed 29th November: Reshma Mohammed of Warrington.

Well Done Reshma!...


Passed 26th November: Bakar Hussain of Bolton.

Passed 26th November: Bakar Hussain of Bolton.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 22nd November: Nathan Brereton of St Helens.

Passed 22nd November: Nathan Brereton of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 22nd November: Ramani of Warrington.

Passed 22nd November: Ramani of Warrington.

Well Done Ramani!...


Passed 21st November: Shokhan Shawki of St Helens.

Passed 21st November: Shokhan Shawki of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 19th November: Jade Spero of Warrington.

Passed 19th November: Jade Spero of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 19th November: Laxmi of Warrington.

Passed 19th November: Laxmi of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 19th November: Matt McClure of Warrington.

Passed 19th November: Matt McClure of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 16th November: Ryan Price-Jones of St Helens.

Passed 16th November: Ryan Price-Jones  of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 16th November: Damien Murphy of St Helens.

Passed 16th November: Damien Murphy of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults....


Passed 16th November: Susan Hindes of Warrington.

Passed 16th November: Susan Hindes of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 13th October: Gerard Van Den Hoek of St Helens.

Passed 13th October: Gerard Van Den Hoek of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 12th November: Kadir Gokoglu of Warrington.

Passed 12th November: Kadir Gokoglu of Warrington.

Well Done Kadir!...


Passed 8th November: Ben Wainwright of Warrington.

Passed 8th November: Ben Wainwright of Warrington.

Well Done Ben!...


Passed 6th November: Chris Hull of St Helens.

Passed 6th November: Chris Hull of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 6th November: Joshua Lee of Warrington.

Passed 6th November: Joshua Lee of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 5th November: Patrick Roderson of Warrington.

Passed 5th November: Patrick Roderson of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 5th November: Chris Lowe of Warrington.

Passed 5th November: Chris Lowe of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 2nd November: Adam Peddie of Warrington.

Passed 2nd November: Adam Peddie of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 2nd November: Rory Cooper of Warrington.

Passed 2nd November: Rory Cooper of Warrington.

Well Done Rory!...


Passed 30th October: Alex Tickle of Runcorn.

Passed 30th October: Alex Tickle of Runcorn.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 30th October: Silviu Lupu of Chorley.

Passed 30th October: Silviu Lupu of Chorley.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 29th October: Courtney Gray of Warrington.

Passed 29th October: Courtney Gray of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 24th October: Iwan Marsh of St Helens.

Passed 24th October: Iwan Marsh of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 23rd October: Luke Dower of St Helens.

Passed 23rd October: Luke Dower of St Helens.

Passed with 1st Time with Just 2 Driving Faults!...


Passed 19th October: Jack Massey of Leyland.

Passed 19th October: Jack Massey of Leyland.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 18th October: Onyinye U Obiwe of Warrington.

Passed 18th October: Onyinye U Obiwe of Warrington.

Passed with Just 2 Driving Faults!...


Passed 18th October: Mike Cottom of St Helens.

Passed 18th October: Mike Cottom of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 18th October: Louise Speakman of St Helens.

Passed 18th October: Louise Speakman of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 17th October: Kirsty O'Neil of St Helens.

Passed 17th October: Kirsty O'Neil of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 15th October: Sandra Mashburgh of Newburgh.

Passed 15th October: Sandra Mashburgh of Newburgh.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 17th October: Pritam Daud of Standish.

Passed 17th October: Pritam Daud of Standish.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 12th October: Lucy Will of Warrington.

Passed 12th October: Lucy Will of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 12th October: Eleanor Creed of Warrington

Passed 12th October: Eleanor Creed of Warrington

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 12th October: William Murphy of Warrington.

Passed 12th October: William Murphy of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 11th October: Georgia Lester of Warrington.

Passed 11th October: Georgia Lester of Warrington.

Well Done Georgia!...


Passed 8th October: Andrew Case of Warrington.

Passed 8th October: Andrew Case of Warrington.

Well Done Andrew!...


Passed 8th October: Razgar Ahmed of Warrington.

Passed 8th October: Razgar Ahmed of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Zero Driving Faults!...


Passed 4th October: Phan Nguyen of Warrington.

Passed 4th October: Phan Nguyen of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 3rd October: Abbas Sharma of Warrington.

Passed 3rd October: Abbas Sharma of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 3rd October: Miriam Malik of Warrington.

Passed 3rd October: Miriam Malik of Warrington.

Well Done Miriam!...


Passed 3rd October: Clair McCaffery of Warrington.

Passed 3rd October: Clair McCaffery of Warrington.

Well Done Clair!...


Passed 2nd October: Elle Broderick of Warrington.

Passed 2nd October: Elle Broderick of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 1st October: Lance Wallbank of Leyland.

Passed 1st October: Lance Wallbank of Leyland.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 28th September: Ross Austin of Garswood.

Passed 28th September: Ross Austin of Garswood.

Well done Ross!...


Passed 27th September: Aquim Li of St Helens.

Passed 27th September: Aquim Li of St Helens.

Well done Aquim!...


Passed 26th September: Hayley Shaw of Chorley.

Passed 26th September: Hayley Shaw of Chorley.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 26th September: Emily Ryan of Warrington.

Passed 26th September: Emily Ryan of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 25th September Madalina Elesca of Warrington.

Passed 25th September Madalina Elesca of Warrington.

Moved from another school and passed 1st time with Us!...


Passed 21st September: Jodie Lewis of Runcorn.

Passed 21st September: Jodie Lewis of Runcorn.

Well Done Jodie!...


Passed 21st September: Damon O'Neill of Warrington.

Passed 21st September: Damon O'Neill of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with only 2 driving faults...


Passed 18th September: Lindsay Smith of Warrington.

Passed 18th September: Lindsay Smith of Warrington.

Moved from another school and passed 1st time with Us!...


Passed 14th September: James Bibby of Warrington.

Passed 14th September: James Bibby of Warrington.

Passed with only 1 driving fault!...


Passed 14th September: Connor Doyle of Warrington.

Passed 14th September: Connor Doyle of Warrington.

Well Done Connor!...


Passed 13th September: Kasper Azunis of St Helens.

Passed 13th September: Kasper Azunis of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 12th September: Lucy Cooling of St Helens

Passed 12th September: Lucy Cooling of St Helens

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 12th September: Tom Price of Chorley.

Passed 12th September: Tom Price of Chorley.

Well Done Tom...


Passed 4th September: Paul Duckworth of St Helens.

Passed 4th September: Paul Duckworth of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 4th September: Emily Bowden of Warrington.

Passed 4th September: Emily Bowden of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 31st August: Luke Chidlow of Warrington.

Passed 31st August: Luke Chidlow of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 31st August Natasha Keely of Warrington.

Passed 31st August Natasha Keely of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 31st August: Arran Arnell of Northwich.

Passed 31st August: Arran Arnell of Northwich.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 30th August: Verity Fitch of Warrington.

Passed 30th August: Verity Fitch of Warrington.

Well Done Verity!...


Passed 29th August: Reece Wood of Warrington.

Passed 29th August: Reece Wood of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 24th August: Mustafa of Bolton.

Passed 24th August: Mustafa of Bolton.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 28th August: Jessica Roaden of Warrington.

Passed 28th August: Jessica Roaden of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 24th August: Megan Dagnall of Warrington.

Passed 24th August: Megan Dagnall of Warrington.

Passed with Just 2 Driving Fault!...


Passed 23rd August: Karen Coyne of Warrington.

Passed 23rd August: Karen Coyne of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 20th August: Lydia Bullock of St Helens.

Passed 20th August: Lydia Bullock of St Helens.

Well Done Lydia...


Passed 13th August: Andrew Dwyer of Widnes.

Passed 13th August: Andrew Dwyer of Widnes.

Well Done Andrew!...


Passed 13th August: Zac Strech of Warrington.

Passed 13th August: Zac Strech of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with only 1 driving fault!...


Passed 13th August: Drew Morley of Warrington.

Passed 13th August: Drew Morley of Warrington.

Well done Drew!...


Passed 10th August: Manuel Martinz of St Helens.

Passed 10th August: Manuel Martinz of St Helens.

Well Done Manuel!...


Passed 8th August: Paul Davies of Warrington.

Passed 8th August: Paul Davies of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 10th August: Briony Bennett of Warrington.

Passed 10th August: Briony Bennett of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 9th August: Michael Wilson of Warrington.

Passed 9th August: Michael Wilson of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 7th August: Gabrielle O'Garra of Warrington.

Passed 7th August: Gabrielle O'Garra of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 2nd August: Jacob Riley of Widnes.

Passed 2nd August: Jacob Riley of Widnes.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 1st August: Kevin Peake of Warrington.

Passed 1st August: Kevin Peake of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 1st August: Joe Mathews of Warrington.

Passed 1st August: Joe Mathews of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 31st July: Chloe Scanlon of St Helens.

Passed 31st July: Chloe Scanlon of St Helens.

Well Done Chloe!...


Passed 27th July: Hayden Vallance of Warrington.

Passed 27th July: Hayden Vallance of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 25th July: Natasha Chohan of Warrington.

Passed 25th July: Natasha Chohan of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 25th July: Tom Ley of Warrington.

Passed 25th July: Tom Ley of Warrington.

Passed with just 1 driving fault!...


Passed 23rd July: James Holehouse of Warrington.

Passed 23rd July: James Holehouse of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 23rd July: Ciara Gibbons of St Helens.

Passed 23rd July: Ciara Gibbons of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 23rd July: Max Nicholls of Warrington.

Passed 23rd July: Max Nicholls of Warrington.

Well Done Max!...


Passed 20th July: Thomas Boniface of Warrington.

Passed 20th July: Thomas Boniface of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 19th July: Rebecca Smith of St Helens.

Passed 19th July: Rebecca Smith of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time, with 0 Driving Faults....


Passed 19th July: Matthew Wisewell of St Helens.

Passed 19th July: Matthew Wisewell of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 18th July: Rheanna Talmage of St Helens.

Passed 18th July: Rheanna Talmage of St Helens.

Passed with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 17th July: Alex Tunstall of St Helens

Passed 17th July: Alex Tunstall of St Helens

Well Done Alex!...


Passed 16th July: Howard Smith of St Helens.

Passed 16th July: Howard Smith of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 16th July: Daniel Campbell of Warrington.

Passed 16th July: Daniel Campbell of Warrington.

Well done Daniel....


Passed 13th July: Vanessa Miller of Warrington.

Passed 13th July: Vanessa Miller of Warrington.

Well Done Vanessa!...


Passed 12th July: Daniel Miller of Warrington.

Passed 12th July: Daniel Miller of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 12th July: Olli Read of Warrington.

Passed 12th July: Olli Read of Warrington.

Well Done Olli!...


Passed 10th July: Lorna Bantista of Warrington.

Passed 10th July: Lorna Bantista of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 10th July: Amy Nichols of Warrington.

Passed 10th July: Amy Nichols of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 9th July: Connor Hatton of Widnes.

Passed 9th July: Connor Hatton of Widnes.

Well Done Connor!...


Passed 9th July: Claudia Deakin of Warrington.

Passed 9th July: Claudia Deakin of Warrington.

Well Done Claudia!...


Passed 9th July: Sarah Whitaker of Warrington.

Passed 9th July: Sarah Whitaker of Warrington.

Came from anther school, then Passed 1st Time with Us...


Passed 6th July: Jacob Lindop of Warrington.

Passed 6th July: Jacob Lindop of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 5th July Vineeta Gupta of Warrington.

Passed 5th July Vineeta Gupta of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 4th July: Ken Murray of St Helens.

Passed 4th July: Ken Murray of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 2nd July: Ethan Hardman of Warrington.

Passed 2nd July: Ethan Hardman of Warrington.

Well Done Ethan!...


Passed 2nd July: Jordain Hughes of Warrington.

Passed 2nd July: Jordain Hughes of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time, with 0 driving faults....


Passed 29th June: Lisa Dodgson of Wigan.

Passed 29th June: Lisa Dodgson of Wigan.

Passed 1st Time with only 3 driving faults!...


Passed 29th June: Lisa Jones of Warrington.

Passed 29th June: Lisa Jones of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time, with 0 driving faults....


Passed 28th June: Eleanor Stevens of St Helens

Passed 28th June: Eleanor Stevens of St Helens

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 26th June: Sam Coffin of Warrington

Passed 26th June: Sam Coffin of Warrington

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 26th June: Sam Middlehurst of Warrington.

Passed 26th June: Sam Middlehurst of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 26th June: Aaron Hallal of Widnes

Passed 26th June: Aaron Hallal of Widnes

Well Done Aaron!...


Passed 22nd June: Charlotte Talbot of Warrington.

Passed 22nd June: Charlotte Talbot of Warrington.

Only 3 driving faults!...


Passed 20th June - Karim Bouchris of St Helens

Passed 20th June - Karim Bouchris of St Helens

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 19th June: Jacqui Shaw of Warrington.

Passed 19th June: Jacqui Shaw of Warrington.

Well Done Jacqui!...


Passed 19th June: Ryan Hoey of St Helens.

Passed 19th June: Ryan Hoey of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 8th June: Emily Maden of Warrington.

Passed 8th June: Emily Maden of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 13th June: Emily Hill of Warrington.

Passed 13th June: Emily Hill of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with only 3 driving faults!...


Passed 7th June: Kim Tyler of Warrington.

Passed 7th June: Kim Tyler of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 8th June: Rose Joseph of Warrington.

Passed 8th June: Rose Joseph of Warrington.

Well Done Rose!...


Passed 1st June: Marcus Grady of Warrington

Passed 1st June: Marcus Grady of Warrington

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 12th June: Laura Stevens of St Helens.

Passed 12th June: Laura Stevens of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 1st June: Amanda Nester of Warrington.

Passed 1st June: Amanda Nester of Warrington.

Well Done Amanda!...


Passed 24th May: Kian Hickey of Newton-le-Willows.

Passed 24th May: Kian Hickey of Newton-le-Willows.

Well Done Kian....


Passed 6th June: Agnes Zykute of Warrington.

Passed 6th June: Agnes Zykute of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 29th May: Vicky Connolly of St Helens

Passed 29th May: Vicky Connolly of St Helens

Well done Vicky!...


Passed 22nd May: Wayne Kenny of Warrington.

Passed 22nd May: Wayne Kenny of Warrington.

Passed first time, with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 23rd May: Jamie Smith of St Helens.

Passed 23rd May: Jamie Smith of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 21st May: Abdul Sheli of Warrington.

Passed 21st May: Abdul Sheli of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 21st May: Lyndsey Carlile of Widnes.

Passed 21st May: Lyndsey Carlile of Widnes.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 23rd May: Tom Withe of Warrington.

Passed 23rd May: Tom Withe of Warrington.

Passed with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 17th May: Sophie Fearnley of Warrington.

Passed 17th May: Sophie Fearnley of Warrington.

Well Done Sophie!...


Passed 22nd May: Zoe Blinstone of Warrington.

Passed 22nd May: Zoe Blinstone of Warrington.

Well Done Zoe!...


Passed 14th May: Hamza Fraj of Warrington

Passed 14th May: Hamza Fraj of Warrington

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 15th May: Courtney Pennington of Widnes.

Passed 15th May: Courtney Pennington of Widnes.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 10th May: Thomas Wishart of St Helens

Passed 10th May: Thomas Wishart of St Helens

Well Done Tom!...


Passed 14th May: Charlie Nolan of Warrington.

Passed 14th May: Charlie Nolan of Warrington.

Well Done Charlie....


Passed 14th May: Jess Niblock of Warrington

Passed 14th May: Jess Niblock of Warrington

Well Done Jess!...


Passed 4th May: Joseph Bibby of Warrington.

Passed 4th May: Joseph Bibby of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 11th May: Mike Jones of St Helens.

Passed 11th May: Mike Jones of St Helens.

Well Done Mike!...


Passed 4th May: Daniel Johnson of St Helens.

Passed 4th May: Daniel Johnson of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time with only 2 driving faults!...


Passed 9th May: Thomas Wood of St Helens.

Passed 9th May: Thomas Wood of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 3rd May: Ed Parry of Warrington.

Passed 3rd May: Ed Parry of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 11th May: Robert Briers of Warrington.

Passed 11th May: Robert Briers of Warrington.

Well Done Robert!...


Passed 4th May: Jack Biddle of Warrington

Passed 4th May: Jack Biddle of Warrington

Well done Jack!...


Passed 27th April: James Carr of Warrington.

Passed 27th April: James Carr of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 25th April: Molly Roby of Warrington.

Passed 25th April: Molly Roby of Warrington.

Well Done Molly....


Passed 24th April: Andy Dutton of Warrington.

Passed 24th April: Andy Dutton of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 24th April: Kopinath Sarveswary of St Helens.

Passed 24th April: Kopinath Sarveswary of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 26th April: Emily Ball of Warrington.

Passed 26th April: Emily Ball of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with only 2 driving faults!...


Passed 1st May: Danielle Holcroft of Warrington.

Passed 1st May: Danielle Holcroft of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with only 2 driving faults!...


Passed 24th April: Anthony Hannon of Widnes.

Passed 24th April: Anthony Hannon of Widnes.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 20th April: Jade Fernley of Cadishead.

Passed 20th April: Jade Fernley of Cadishead.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 12th April: Ryan Finnerty of Warrington.

Passed 12th April: Ryan Finnerty of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with only 2 driving faults!...


Passed 20th April: Stephanie Carey of St Helens.

Passed 20th April: Stephanie Carey of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 6th April: Alex Oldroyed of Warrington Wolves.

Passed 6th April: Alex Oldroyed of Warrington Wolves.

Passed with Just 1 Driving Fault!...


Passed 23rd April: Jordan Houghton of Widnes.

Passed 23rd April: Jordan Houghton of Widnes.

Well Done Jordan....


Passed 5th April: Cameron McArthur of Warrington.

Passed 5th April: Cameron McArthur of Warrington.

Well Done Cameron!...


Passed 26th April: Miah Lindop of Warrington.

Passed 26th April: Miah Lindop of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 4th April: Mccorley Siddley of St Hellens.

Passed 4th April: Mccorley Siddley of St Hellens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 5th April: Phoebe Reid of Warrington.

Passed 5th April: Phoebe Reid of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 4th April: Bethany Wright of Warrington.

Passed 4th April: Bethany Wright of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time with only 2 driving faults!...


Passed 26th March: Chris Gearing of St Helens.

Passed 26th March: Chris Gearing of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 28th March: Vicki Anders of Warrington.

Passed 28th March: Vicki Anders of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 20th March: Lorraine Brunt of St Helens.

Passed 20th March: Lorraine Brunt of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 22nd March: Zelquar Siddique of Warrington.

Passed 22nd March: Zelquar Siddique of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time, with just 1 driving fault....


Passed 20th March: Elliot Smith of St Helens

Passed 20th March: Elliot Smith of St Helens

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 15th March: Georgia Lipton of Warrington.

Passed 15th March: Georgia Lipton of Warrington.

Well Done Georgia!...


Passed 22nd March: Nina Webb of Warrington.

Passed 22nd March: Nina Webb of Warrington.

Well Done Nina!...


Passed 15th March: Kurtis Ryan of Widnes.

Passed 15th March: Kurtis Ryan of Widnes.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 14th March: Liam Edgar of Warrington.

Passed 14th March: Liam Edgar of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 12th February: Tom Cameron of Warrington.

Passed 12th February: Tom Cameron of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 19th March: Anie Quttaral of Warrington

Passed 19th March: Anie Quttaral of Warrington

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 12th March: Kayleigh Quinn of Widnes.

Passed 12th March: Kayleigh Quinn of Widnes.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 13th March: Ryan Dalton of Warrington.

Passed 13th March: Ryan Dalton of Warrington.

Well Done Ryan!...


Passed 9th March: Beth Wyatt of Warrington.

Passed 9th March: Beth Wyatt of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 12th March: Luke Heeson of St Helens

Passed 12th March: Luke Heeson of St Helens

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 8th March: Hayley Mc Clellan of St Helens.

Passed 8th March: Hayley Mc Clellan of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 8th March: Chris Davies of St Helens.

Passed 8th March: Chris Davies of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 23rd March: Dan Brown of Widnes.

Passed 23rd March: Dan Brown of Widnes.

Well Done Dan!...


Passed 1st March: Jordan Howie of Warrington.

Passed 1st March: Jordan Howie of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 6th March: Jarrad Fitzgerald of St Helens.

Passed 6th March: Jarrad Fitzgerald of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time, with just 1 driving fault....


Passed 1st March: Kirsten Barrow of St Helens.

Passed 1st March: Kirsten Barrow of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 6th March: Cameron Tayler of Warrington.

Passed 6th March: Cameron Tayler of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time, with just 1 driving fault....


Passed 22nd February: Jim Boyd of Warrington.

Passed 22nd February: Jim Boyd of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 21st February: Ellie Davies of Warrington.

Passed 21st February: Ellie Davies of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 1st March: Steve Thomas of St Helens.

Passed 1st March: Steve Thomas of St Helens.

Passed with only 2 driving faults!...


Passed 22nd February: Jack Parker of Warrington.

Passed 22nd February: Jack Parker of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 20th February: Kieran Taylor of St Helens.

Passed 20th February: Kieran Taylor of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 22nd February: Joanna Devlin of Widnes

Passed 22nd February: Joanna Devlin of Widnes

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 27th February: Nellie Burt of Warrington.

Passed 27th February: Nellie Burt of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 14th February: Luke Hodgkinson of Warrington.

Passed 14th February: Luke Hodgkinson of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time, with just 1 driving fault....


Passed 8th February: Megan Janse Van Rensberg of Warrington.

Passed 8th February: Megan Janse Van Rensberg of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 7th February: David Hibbert of Warrington

Passed 7th February: David Hibbert of Warrington

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 5th February: Timur Kerimov of Warrington.

Passed 5th February: Timur Kerimov of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 9th February: David Fleming of Warrington.

Passed 9th February: David Fleming of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 7th February: Annmarie Whitehead of Warrington.

Passed 7th February: Annmarie Whitehead of Warrington.

Only 3 driving faults!...


Passed 19th February: Joe Twist of Warrington.

Passed 19th February: Joe Twist of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 26th January: Abdul Elblazi of Widnes.

Passed 26th January: Abdul Elblazi of Widnes.

Well Done Abdul!...


Passed 31st January: Nawroz Omar of Warrington.

Passed 31st January: Nawroz Omar of Warrington.

Well Done Nawroz!...


Passed 2nd February: Natalie Lad of Warrington.

Passed 2nd February: Natalie Lad of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time, with just 1 driving fault....


Passed 2nd February: Laura Cartwright of St Helens.

Passed 2nd February: Laura Cartwright of St Helens.

Well Done Laura!...


Passed 9th February: Louise Barrow of Widnes.

Passed 9th February: Louise Barrow of Widnes.

Well Done Lou!...


Passed 22nd January: Kaela Evans of Warrington

Passed 22nd January: Kaela Evans of Warrington

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 24th January: Luke Beyga of Widnes.

Passed 24th January: Luke Beyga of Widnes.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 23rd January: Paul Duffy of St Helens.

Passed 23rd January: Paul Duffy of St Helens.

Only 1 driving fault!...


Passed 12th January: Bruno DaRos of Warrington.

Passed 12th January: Bruno DaRos of Warrington.

Well Done Bruno!...


Passed 11th January: Will Stringer of Warrington.

Passed 11th January: Will Stringer of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 30th January: Rebecca Nichols of Warrington

Passed 30th January: Rebecca Nichols of Warrington

Well Done Becci!...


Passed 10th January: Sophie Dale of Warrington.

Passed 10th January: Sophie Dale of Warrington.

Well Done Sophie...


Passed 16th January: Megan Wilson of Warrington.

Passed 16th January: Megan Wilson of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 29th December: Ryan Wilkinson of Warrington

Passed 29th December: Ryan Wilkinson of Warrington

Passed 1st Time!...


Passed 10th January: Emerald Muschamp of Warrington.

Passed 10th January: Emerald Muschamp of Warrington.

Congratulations!...


Passed 4th January: Daniel Jones of Warrington.

Passed 4th January: Daniel Jones of Warrington.

Well Done Daniel!...


Passed 20th December: Yska Dolan of Warrington.

Passed 20th December: Yska Dolan of Warrington.

Well Done Yska!...


Passed 14th December: Billy O'Donnell of Warrington.

Passed 14th December: Billy O'Donnell of Warrington.

Passed 1st Time...


Passed 4th January: Adam O'Brien of St Helens.

Passed 4th January: Adam O'Brien of St Helens.

Passed 1st Time! With NO DRIVING FAULTS...


Passed 21st December: Kevin Dilsworth of Widnes

Passed 21st December: Kevin Dilsworth of Widnes

Well Done Kevin!...


Passed 11th November: Chloe Holman of Runcorn.

Passed 11th November: Chloe Holman of Runcorn.

Well Done Chloe!...


Passed 9th January: Millie Mok of Warrington.

Passed 9th January: Millie Mok of Warrington.

Well Done Millie!...


Lesson Plans

 

Lesson Plan 1 - Cockpit Drill

D - Doors

Check it is clear before you open your door and make sure the door is shut properly when you get in before starting a journey. Be             careful on a windy day when opening your door as it can easily fly open with the force of the wind.

S - Seat position for pedals

Slide your seat to enable you to reach the foot pedals, making sure you can press the clutch pedal all the way down with your left foot.             To ensure you can maintain control of the car, drive wearing sensible footwear. Seat will slide back and forward. Make sure it locks            into place (you can sometimes raise seat if needed).

Seat adjustment

Alter seat if needed to enable you to reach steering wheel, adjust your rake (angle of seat) for comfort.

The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least at eye level or top of the ears and as close to the back of the head as is             comfortable. (Some restraints might not be adjustable).

Seat Position

S - Seatbelt

Wearing your seatbelt is a legal requirement and will protect you in an accident (make sure there are no twists and all passengers wear theirs). The driver is also legally             responsible for passengers under 14 years old.

M - Mirrors

MirrorsFinally, once in position, adjust your interior mirror and your door mirrors to give you the best view to the rear and sides.

Adjust your interior mirror by using the outer rim (to avoid fingerprints on mirror) to give the best view directly behind, in slight favour of the driver's side.

Adjust your left and right (exterior) hand mirrors to enable you to see from the rear and sides - you should have part of the side of your car in view.

 
 
 
 

Lesson Plan 2 - Moving Off and Stopping

Moving Off

To move off safely, you must do so without creating a hazard to other road users, therefore when moving off you must avoid causing anyone to change their speed or direction            because of your actions. It is safer to move off from the left as we drive on the left hand side of the road therefore you won't have to cut across oncoming traffic. On your             driving test you may be required to pull up somewhere convenient on your left, possibly several times, and move off again when clear, moving off safely and in full control of            your vehicle.

                        To move off safely, follow the Prepare-Observation-Move routines explained below:                    

Prepare

  • Press clutch pedal all the way down
  • Select first gear
  • Set gas (press accelerator slightly)
  • Slowly raise clutch pedal to biting point and hold feet still

Observation

  • Check your mirrors (interior and then right hand door mirror)
  • Look over your right shoulder to cover blind spots (highlighted on the diagram)

Move

  • Consider a signal - apply when other people would benefit
  • Release handbrake
  • Slowly raise clutch pedal (keeping on gas)
  • Steer to your normal driving position
  • Cancel signal
Moving Off                    

Hill starts and moving off at an angle

Moving off uphill

Prepare

Pedals
  • The steeper the incline then you should raise clutch higher at biting point to avoid rolling back
  • Make sure the handbrake is applied fully to secure the car, especially on a steep hill
  • Keep feet still at the biting point

Observation

  • Check your mirrors
  • Keep on footbrake and release handbrake

Move

  • When clear consider a signal - apply if anyone will benefit
  • Give a little more gas as you release the handbrake
  • Keep in first gear for longer before changing to second as you will need more power going up a hill

Moving off downhill

Prepare

  • If it's a steep hill you can move off in second gear
  • Keep on footbrake and release handbrake

Observation

  • Check your mirrors
  • Look over your right shoulder to cover blind spots

Move

  • Release footbrake, raise clutch pedal up and give gas if you need to build up speed

Moving off from behind a parked car

Prepare

  • Find biting point (don't raise clutch pedal too high)

Observation

  • Check your mirrors
  • Look over your right shoulder to cover blind spots
  • Look for oncoming traffic
  • Look out for hazards in front of parked car

Move

  • It will be more likely that a signal will be required to warn others
  • Move out slowly with the clutch just at or above biting point - to control speed do not raise pedal all the way up too soon
  • Steer enough around obstruction trying to give a car door's clearance where possible
Moving off from behind a parked car              

Stopping

You will need to ensure you stop somewhere safe, legal and convenient. On your driving test you may be required to pull over and park on the left, possibly several times.            As you are changing speed and direction then you should follow the Mirrors Signal Manoeuvre (M-S-M) routine (as shown on the diagram below). Do not park where you will create            a hazard to other road users i.e. on or near a bend, a brow of a hill, too close to junctions etc.

Following Traffic

Mirrors             Be aware of traffic possibly following closely behind.

Following Traffic                          

Mirrors

Check your mirrors well before commencing manoeuvre to assess distance and speed of any following traffic.

Signal

After you have picked a suitable place to stop and mirrors have been checked apply a left signal if anyone behind or ahead would benefit. There would be            no harm in signalling every time. Cancel signal when parked.

Position

Steer closer to the kerb where possible to help following traffic pass.

Speed

Gently brake until almost at a stop - apply clutch and steer closer to the kerb, aiming to be approximately 6 inches away.

Look

Keep driveways clear etc. and then brake to a complete stop - keep clutch and brake pedal applied. Select handbrake and neutral, then you can rest your feet. If signal is still            on - cancel.

Try to avoid parking opposite other parked cars and onstructions.             (Convenient)

Road Markings and Signs

Do not stop on zig zag markings
No waiting at any time
No waiting during times shown on signNo stopping sign
No stopping at any time
No stopping during times shown on signNo stopping sign
 
 
 

Lesson Plan 3 - Approaching Junctions

Approaching junctions to turn left

This will mainly be when you are leaving a main road to turn into a road on your left. To do so you should follow the M-S-M routine.

Priority

When turning left you will have priority over traffic turning right off the main road (priority over the blue car as shown in the diagram) as they will be cutting across            your path.

Mirrors

Checking the interior first will give the best view of approaching traffic and an idea of their speed.

Check left/nearside mirror next to be aware of any traffic that may be about to pass on the left as you slow down to take turn, mainly cyclists/motorbikes.

Signal

Signal in good time but not too early which may confuse other road users (they may think you are pulling up on the left).

Position

There would be no need to change from your normal driving position unless there are obstructions (parked cars) or if you are turning into a narrow road or entrance. For            a sharp turn you would need to move closer to the centre of the road.

Speed

Slow down enough to take turn safely - most turns would be taken at approximately 15-20 mph (second gear should be selected for this speed). Bring clutch pedal up to avoid            coasting to maintain control.

Look

Check into new road to assess how clear the junction is. Look out for parked cars or pedestrians who could easily be crossing the road. Be aware of any cyclists who may try            passing you on the left. Pedestrians who have stepped onto the road have priority so be prepared to stop and allow them to cross if necessary!

Junction 1            
Junction 2            
Junction 3            

Pedestrians

Look out for pedestrians and parked cars.

Timing of signal

If you are turning into the second side road do not signal until passing the first junction.

Taking a sweeping turn

Here, your view into the new road would be much clearer and it will be easier to maintain control of your car with less steering needed for the turn, therefore, you may            not need to slow down as much as for a standard turn. If you have not needed to slow down much you can often take these turns in third gear.

Approaching junctions to turn right

Priority

Oncoming traffic will have priority - you must not cut across them if to do so would cause them to change speed or direction. If you can walk across then you can drive across!

Stopping Position

Position just before your point of turn (marked with a + on the diagram below) when you need to stop for oncoming traffic or if the road you intend on turning into is blocked -             this will make it easier to turn in the correct position. Positioning to the centre of the road will often leave enough room for cars to pass on your left as well as confirm your            intentions to turn. Do not cut the corner.

Flashing Lights

Be prepared for the possibility of the other driver beckoning you on, most likely by flashing their headlights or waving you on. You must make sure it is safe to turn and they            are beckoning you on and nobody else, especially where there are vehicles emerging onto the main road who they may be intended for.

Mirrors

Interior first will give the best view of approaching traffic and an idea of their speed. Check right/offside mirror next to be aware of any vehicles that may be overtaking.

Signal

Signal in good time to warn other road users of your intentions - you will be affecting people more due to needing to change position before turn and you may need to stop.

Position

Move over to the centre of the road where possible - this will not only confirm your intentions to turn right but on many roads will leave enough room for following traffic            to pass on the left.

Speed

Slow down enough to take turn safely or to stop smoothly if it's not clear to go due to oncoming traffic or if the road you are entering is blocked.

Look

Look out for oncoming traffic as they have priority, check into road you are entering to see if clear - possibly pedestrians may be crossing/the road may be blocked due to            parked cars with emerging traffic.

Junction 4              

Equal Priority

Try to gain eye contact with the other driver when possible in order to help judge their intentions. Your options are to hold back to allow the oncoming car to turn before you or:

  • Turn nearside to nearside. This is where you would turn before oncoming traffic.
  • Turn offside to offside. Where you would pass oncoming vehicle and then turn. (See diagram on emerging)
If turning nearside to nearside you must do so without cutting the corner and be mindful of any other oncoming traffic, especially bikes.

Junction 5              
Junction 6
Junction 7        

One Way

Look out for One Way signs.

Filter Lanes

When turning right off main roads, when the road is wide enough you will often have filter lanes to use, which help to keep traffic flowing by allowing vehicles to pass on the            left. Try to enter the filter lane as soon as you are clear of the chevron markings. Do not drive over the chevron markings unnecessarily.

 
 
 

Lesson Plan 4 - Emerging

Warning Signs          This will mainly be when you are leaving a minor road to join a main road to turn left, right or possibly needing to cross a main road ahead (at crossroads). Where the        junction is not light controlled you will have either 'Give Way' markings or a 'Stop' sign.            

Warning Signs

Look out for advance warning signs.             Where there is a Give Way sign you must give way to traffic on the main road. If on approach you can clearly see it is safe to emerge then you can do so without stopping.            (If in doubt, don't pull out!)             Where there is a Stop sign, you must stop at the line.

Emerging at T-Junctions

Mirrors

Interior/left if turning left -             Interior/right for turning right.

Signal

Left or right.

Position

For a standard left keep to the left (follow kerb around to the left).             If turning right, position to the centre of the road.

Speed

Approach slowly enough to allow you to stop smoothly if it's not clear to go. If the give way is open enough that you can clearly see early on the approach that it is safe            to emerge, generally approach in second gear. You will find that most T-junctions need to be approached very slowly to allow you enough time to check properly when clear to emerge,            therefore you should select first gear. You must stop where a junction has a Stop sign.

Look

Look out for pedestrians who may be wanting to cross, check on the main road to your right - to your left and back again to your right to double check it's clear (look out            for parked cars which may move off as you emerge. Cyclists and motorcyclists can be hard to spot. Keep re-assessing both ways if busy.

Junctions 1 and 2          

Joining New Road Safely

Observations

To emerge safely you must do so where any traffic, including cyclists, are not forced to change speed or direction because of your actions. Be aware of any pedestrians            crossing the road.

Flashing Headlights

If a driver flashes their headlights this may be an indication that they are willing to allow you to pull out, however the true meaning of flashing lights is 'a warning of             presence', so make sure that they are not intended for someone else. If you are sure they are intended for you then make sure it is clear in all directions before merging.

Once You Have Joined a New Road

Check your mirrors and make progress by building up your speed suitable for the road and conditions.

Obstructions on Main Road

If you emerge onto a road that has obstructions (parked cars) then you may need to creep forward to improve your view. Lean forward in your seat and have your clutch just at             or close to the biting point to control your speed. Be extra mindful of pedestrians crossing the road from behind the parked cars.

Junction 3            
Junction 4                    

Unmarked

If you emerge onto a road that has no Give Way markings or you have double broken lines all the way across the road you are leaving do not assume you are exiting a one-way and                     position yourself for a two-way road as on diagram.

Emerging Out of a One-Way Street

Try to get in the correct lane early for the exit you wish to take. Keep to the left for turning left and move over to the right for turning right as on diagram.

Junction 5                    

Emerging at Junctions Where There Are Parked Cars

Position

Junction 6                         Position where there will be enough room for traffic turninginto the road you are leaving. Try not to get unnecessarily close to parked cars (obstructions). You may need            to approach more slowly.

Emerging Out of Narrow Roads - Entrances

Position

Junction 7 Keeping to the left may lead to the back wheels running over the kerb. It is also possible you may swing out too much in the new road.             Move further to the centre of the road you are leaving. Steer left just before the Give Way / Stop lines to help avoid swinging too wide.

Emerging at Crossroads

Working Out Priority

Traffic on the main road will have priority as usual. The easiest way of working out priority over traffic opposite is to think of yourself when driving on a main road you             have priority for the direction you are taking until cutting across trffic's path (turning right you need to give way to oncoming traffic). Therefore you should give way to             traffic opposite when turning right as you will be cutting across their path.

This diagram below is showing an example of following the road ahead. The yellow car has priority.

Mirrors

Signal?

No signal confirms you intend to go straight ahead.

Manoeuvre

= position-speed-look.             When going ahead face car to the left of the road you are entering (if the crossroads are not staggered then your position should stay the same.)

Speed

Slow down enough to check all roads. If in doubt don't pull out.

Look

Look right then left, back to your right and straight ahead.             Traffic on the main road has priority as usual - check ahead for emerging traffic and see if it is clear to enter (pedestrians etc).

Junction 8          

Parked Cars (Obstructions)

Parked cars (obstructions) may block your view of approaching traffic on the main road which has priority over you. Drivers emerging opposite (blue car) could have a clear            view so be aware that they may not pull out before you even when you have priority! Where possible you should try to get eye contact with the driver on the opposite side of            the crossroads to try to work out their intentions.

  • They may not have spotted you
  • They may wave you on (make sure you still check the main road is clear before emerging)

Both Turning Right, Equal Priority

Equal Priority!

Where both you and the driver opposite intend on turning right no-one can assume priority as you are both doing the same thing. You need to work out the safest way of emerging.            If you emerge onto the main road at the same time your options are to emerge nearside to nearside or offside to offside (see diagram below).

As you are both doing the same thing then it will be equal priority therefore you will need to decide whether it is best to pass.

Nearside to Nearsise or Offside to Offside

Nearside to Nearside

(With the left side of your car passing the lest side of the other vehicle).

Check which way the wheels are facing on the vehicle opposite to see if the driver has turned them to the right which would give an indication of their intention to emerge            Nearside to Nearside as shown on the right hand side diagram. (Be careful the driver does not block your view of any traffic on main road.) Bikes in particular could be hidden            from view.

Junction 9          
Junction 10          

Offside to Offside

(With your right side of your car passing the right side of the other vehicle).

This is normally a better option where the crossroads is staggered. Again you could look at the car opposite for an indication of their intentions as straight wheels would             make it more likely the driver intends to emerge offside to offside.

Unmarked Crossroads

Never assume priority over another road if there are no road signs or markings. Another vehicle may expect you to give way to them, they may misjudge your speed, or not see            you at all! Approach the crossroads with caution, being prepared to give way if necessary.

Junction 11          

Box Junctions

Yellow criss-cross lines mark a box junction. The purpose is to keep traffic clear by preventing traffic stopping in the path of crossing traffic. You must not enter a box            junction unless your exit road is clear. When turning right it is OK to enter the box when you are only prevented from turning by oncoming traffic.

For emerging at light controlled junctions see Traffic Lights.

Junction 12
 
 
 

Lesson Plan 5 - Meeting Traffic

Meeting Approaching Traffic

Priority

As a general rule if the obstruction is on your side of the road oncoming vehicles have priority. As well as parked cars you may have road works, traffic calming measures, a skip etc.            Any time that you continue with obstructions on your side then to do so you must not cause oncoming vehicles to change speed or direction.

Be prepared to sacrifice priority when you are not sure if oncoming drivers are going to let you through (where the obstruction is on their near side). Try not to leave it too late            when deciding on  your course of action so that you do not find yourself coming to a sudden stop or proceeding too fast.

Clearance

Cyclist                         Try to give a car door's clearance when passing parked cars - you should be able to do this when there are no oncoming vehicles or if the road is wide enough that oncoming traffic is not affected. Give cyclists, motorcyclists and horseriders plenty of room when passing. Give cyclists enough room where possible so that if they fell off you would still avoid them - in particular when:

  • It's a windy day
  • The cyclist is a young child
  • The cyclist is travelling up a hill
Cars          

Where you have obstructions on a narrow road

Be prepared to "hang back"

If you need to stop, aim to keep a reasonable clearance from the obstruction to help maintain a good view of the road ahead, this is referred to as a "hang back" or "hold on" position.            You do not want to look like you are parking up (if you are too far to the left). Move off safely as soon as clear.

M-S-M routine. Occasionally a blind spot check may be needed and you should consider a signal - applying if you think anyone will benefit.

Cars 2          

On approach follow the M-S-M routine

(Example for approaching if you were the yellow car on the diagram)

Mirrors

Check your mirrors well before changing speed or direction. Here you will be doing both - you will need to move over to the right to pass the red car which is parked up and as the obstruction            is your side of the road you may need to stop.

Signal

Consider a signal and indicate right if you think anyone will benefit. Your road position and speed will also confirm your intentions.

Manoeuvre

Position - move over to the centre of the road where possible to approach.             Speed - approach slowly enough to allow you to come to a smooth stop if necessary (if you are not sure there is enough room for both you and any oncoming traffic). Here the yellow car would need            to give way to the blue car, as the obstruction (red car) is on its side of the road.

Where you have obstructions on a wider road

Cars 3          
                        There is a fine balance between making progress and being too hasty. On more main routes in particular you won't want to be stopping unnecessarily. Approach slowly enough to enable you to stop            smoothly if necessary and be aware of not only car doors opening but pedestrians walking out from behind parked cars or vehicles emerging from side roads.                                    

M-S-M Routine

 

Any time that you can't afford to give a car door's clearance because of oncoming traffic then - the closer you get to the parked cars (obstructions) the slower the speed.

Equal Priority

Slow down and assess the oncoming vehicle's speed and position to help judge their intentions, be more willing to hold back for oncoming traffic as you will be able to control the situation            and not rely on other people. Be more willing to give way to traffic travelling up a hill, especially larger vehicles.

Flashing Lights

Some people may flash their headlights as a sign they are willing for you to proceed. Judge their speed and position to confirm their intentions to let you through. The true meaning of flashing            lightsis as "a warning of presence". So be sure of the other driver's intentions. The lights may not have been flashed for you or may have been flashed accidentally. To avoid any             misunderstanding, and possible accident, do not use flashing lights to beckon people on.

Bends

Do not commit too early to pass obstructions on bends in case you have oncoming traffic.

Traffic Calming Measures

To slow the traffic down in housing areas, schools and other built up areas where otherwise traffic may go too fast. They are also located where there is only room for one vehicle to pass            at a time i.e. through a narrow tunnel or over a narrow bridge.

 
 
 

Lesson Plan 6 - Emergency Stop

Stopping in an emergency situation (including stopping distances)

Example:- if a child runs out in front of you! You will need quick reactions and good control of the car to stop promptly and safely. As this is an emergency then mirror checks will             only delay your reactions therefore are not necessary - if you looked in your mirrors as often as you should then you would have an idea of following traffic anyway (i.e. mirrors            checked for moving out when passing parked cars).

Poor Weather / Road Surface / Road Conditions

On a wet road it may take up to twice the braking distance to stop and much more on snow and ice. A good driver should not need to carry out too many emergency stops. If you look            out for warning signs where pedestrians / children are more likely to be around then you are less likely to get caught out. 30mph may be the maximum in many built up areas but judge            every road accordingly.

Are you driving at an appropriate speed?

                        If you hit a child at 40mph there is an 80% chance you will kill that child. 4 out of 5 will be killed.             If you hit a child at 30mph there is an 80% chance the child will live but may be left with serious injuries. 4 out of 5 will live.             If you hit a child at 20mph there is a likelihood of less serious injuries. So watch your speed as even a few mph can make a difference!                         Braking Distance                         At 20mph your overall stopping distance would be around 40ft             At 30mph your overall stopping distance is around 75ft (note: almost double that of 20mph!)             At 40mph your overall stopping distance is around 120ft (note: almost three times greater than at 20mph)

Carrying out an emergency stop exercise

It is recommended that you practise stopping your car promptly under control, so that you know how to react if you ever had to stop your vehicle in an emergency situation for real.            You may be asked to carry out a simulated emergency stop (controlled stop) on your driving test. Approximately one in three tests will include this exercise. Your examiner will ask             you to pull over somewhere convenient and then warn you in advance that you will be given a signal for when you are to stop the car as if in an emergency situation.

You will need quick reactions when you get the signal - take your right foot off the accelerator pedal (gas) and apply foot brake firmly and progressively, then after a slight pause            apply the clutch pedal with your left foot. Don't slam on the brake as this may lock up your wheels which would then cause the car to skid. Also try not to put the clutch down            too soon, in order to allow the engine (whilst in gear) to assist with the braking, so you can stop sooner and are less likely to skid. As the weight will be thrown forward when you            brake keep both hands firmly on the steering wheel to maintain control - take a deep breath when you have stopped, apply the hand brake and select neutral.

If it is your very first attempt it is a good idea to practise whilst your car is still stationary (a dry run!). This can help you get used to pivoting from the accelerator (gas)            pedal to the brake pedal with your right foot and applying the clutch with your left foot before trying it on the move. A dry run will increase the likelihood of early success.

Observations before moving off

When you have stopped the car in an emergency you may be positioned more to the centre of the road, possibly to pass parked cars, therefore to check all areas that it is safe to move            off again you will need to check over your left shoulder (blind spot), check all mirrors and over your right shoulder before moving off.

Skidding

Causes of skids

  • Excessive acceleration especially on a wet road - poor road surface
  • Steering too harshly
  • Braking too harshly is the most common cause of skids - this leads to your vehicle's wheels locking up. Braking on a poor road surface would increase your chance of skidding            (wet, icy, etc.)

ABS Brakes

Anti-lock breaking systems - most modern cars have ABS brakes - these have a sensor control which releases the brake and immediately applies it again, therefore preventing the            wheels from locking.

Correcting a Skid

If the wheels have locked up (your car has been put into a skid) you need to release the footbrake and re-apply brake not so harshly - apply firmly and progressively.

What if your back end swings to one side?

Steering or braking too harshly on a bend could lead to loss of control, with the back end of your car swinging out. This could happen where you failed to slow down enough            before a turn and may possibly be in the wrong gear!

Emergency Stop How to correct: Ease off the accelerator and steer into the skid as on the diagram - if your back end swings out on the right, then turn your wheel to the right which will            help straighten up your car.

Avoiding Skids

Signs            Look out for hazardous road conditions.             Adjust your speed to suit the road conditions - you may need to pump the brakes on a poor surface.                        
Skidding          

Bends

Right hand bend            Make sure your speed isn't too fast to enable you to drive around any bends under control, the sharper the bend the slower you should approach making sure you select the             appropriate gear for the spped, if you can drive into the bend, this will give you extra grip on the road. Try not to leave braking until too late, braking too much on a bend            can result in losing control of your vehicle.

Sharp change of direction chevrons

Chevrons             Used where the road changes direction sharply enough to create a hazard or to reinforce a bend warning sign where stronger emphasis is needed.

Keep a safe following distance

When a vehicle is ahead passes a stationary object (here the warning sign) keep 2 seconds apart. "Only a fool would brake the two econd rule" - if you have time to say this            before you pass the same object then you will be at a safe distance. You will need to increase this in poor weather.

Safe Following Distance          

Causes of Accidents

The vast majority of accidents will be down to THE DRIVER of the vehicle - some of the main reasons could be put down to either inexperience, being distracted, being unfit            to drive or simply driving irresponsibly.

Possible distractions:

  • Loud music
  • Mobile phone use
  • Passengers in car
  • Looking for directions in an unfamiliar area
Being unfit to drive

  • Drink driving
  • Drugs
  • Tiredness
  • Medical conditions
  • Poor eyesight
The driver will be responsible for keeping the vehicle maintained - fit to be on the road. THE VEHICLE should be checked regularly - see "Show Me, Tell Me" which shows how to            check things such as oil level, minimum tyre tread (1.6mm) etc. It is also important to keep the windscreen, windows and lights clean to ensure the car is safe to drive.             ROAD CONDITIONS - The driver should take into account the road conditions - this could mean wet or icy surfaces.

 
 
 

Lesson Plan 7 - Pedestrian Crossing

This topic will explain the main rules and considerations for dealing with pedestrian crossings. The main focus is on two types of crossings - Zebra Crossings and Pelican             Crossings (the main signal controlled crossing).

Pedestrian Crossings

All crossings - look out for any warning signs for crossings ahead. Anticipate pedestrian crossings being present near shops and schools and in built up areas.

Pedestrian Crossing Sign          

Zebra Crossing

You can identify a Zebra Crossing by the flashing yellow beacons and the black and white markings. You must stop for any pedestrians who step out to cross, therefore you should            approach slowly enough to stop smoothly where pedestrians are waiting at the crossing or are so close that they could reach the crossing before you. Pedestrians on the crossing            have priority.

Do's

  • Check mirrors on approach and as you draw near
  • Check to the sides for pedestrians at the crossings or approaching
  • Keep speed down until you see both sides are clear
  • In poor weather conditions, allow more time to stop
  • At night be extra careful as pedestrians are hard to spot even when they are on the crossing

Dont's

  • Do not invite pedestrians to cross as other traffic may not stop for them
  • Do not harass pedestrians by revving your engine or edging forward
  • Do not overtake in the areas marked with zig zag lines
  • Do not park on zig zag lines
  • Do not block crossings in a traffic queue
Zebra Crossing          

Signal Controlled Crossing - Pelican Crossing

The main type of signal controlled crossing is the Pelican Crossing. When pedestrians press the button the lights will change in a set cycle.

Pelican Crossing

Puffin Crossings have electronic devices which automatically detect pedestrians who are on the crossing - these reduce delays in traffic flow.

Toucan Crossings are shared by pedestrians and cyclists. There is often an advanced stop line to allow cyclists to position ahead of traffic.

Equestrian Crossings are for horse riders to cross. Signal controlled crossings which have no flashing amber phase will have the same cycle and rules that apply            at traffic lights.

 
 
 

Lesson Plan 8 - Hazard Awareness

Awareness and Planning

M-S-M Routine

To drive responsibly you should be constantly observing what is happening around you in order to respond safely to other road users. As well as checking ahead you should be             looking frequently in your mirrors to be aware of what is going on behind you and to your sides. When you are aware of a hazard (anything that may cause you to            change speed or direction) you should follow the Mirrors-Signal-Manoeuvre routine.

Awareness          
                        You should constantly ask yourself "What if...?"                         Examples:

  • What if a pedestrian steps out into the road?
  • What if a driver emerges without looking?
Be prepared for people making mistakes (pedestrians and drivers).

Be particularly mindful in built up areas and try not to focus too much attention on one hazard as you are likely to have several potential hazards. Keeping a safe following            distance will help give you more reaction time - especially helpful when a vehicle ahead fails to give adequate notice of their intentions (i.e. park, turn etc.) and makes it            less likely you will accidentally block junctions or crossings if traffic comes to a stop.                     

Keep a safe following distance

When a vehicle is ahead passes a stationary object (here the warning sign) keep 2 seconds apart. "Only a fool would brake the two econd rule" - if you have time to say this            before you pass the same object then you will be at a safe distance. You will need to increase this in poor weather.

Safe Following Distance          

Temporary Traffic Lights

Roadworks Sign          
Traffic Lights          
                        Often when you have road works.             The road will either narrow, you may have workmen with a stop and go sign or there will be temporary lights.             As they are only temporary you will not have a solid white line - look for the red sign for where to stop.                        

LOOK OUT FOR ADVANCE WARNING SIGNS AND TAKE INTO ACCOUNT POOR ROAD CONDITIONS

Ropad Signs                        

Mirrors

Traffic Lights

Traffic lights will change frequently to keep the traffic flowing. You should follow the M-S-M routine on approach  and try to anticipate what colour the lights are likely to show            by the time you get to them. Pay attention to lane markings to ensure you get in the correct lane in good time for the direction you wish to take. You should also keep your            speed down on approach and not be tempted to speed up hoping to beat them. When you stop behind traffic queues be careful that you don't block junctions.

Standard Traffic Lights

Filter Arrows

Some traffic lights have green filter arrows which will give you priority if you are following the direction the arrow is facing, even when the main lights are red. You will            need to make sure you are in the correct lane early for the direction you are taking.

You have the priority to turn right. (You will need to stop if going ahead or turning left).

You have priority to go ahead or turn left. (You will need to stop at the line if turning right).

 
 
 

Lesson Plan 9 - Progress - Main Roads

Driving at an appropriate speed

Max speed          
                        Circular signs give orders - where there is a red circle around a speed limit, this is the maximum legal speed allowed. On main roads 30mph is safe whilst clear of hazards and            when you do not have poor weather conditions. Minor roads, which are the majority, are 30mph zones are more likely to be unsafe to drive at the maximum!                         Take into account conditions on each individual road. The quieter the road, the more likely you are to encounter hazards such as parked cars, pedestrians including children             possibly at play. Take extra care when passing schools, shops etc. Speed bumps are designed to slow the traffic down in areas where traffic may otherwise drive too fast.             Traffic calming measures are designed to slow traffic down.

See "Meeting Traffic".

Min speed          
                        A speed limit with a blue background will be the minimum safe speed allowed (if clear).                        
Recommended speed          
                        Rectangular signs inform - this sign is a recommended speed - not an order. (However it may not be safe to continue at the maximum speed that applied to the road you are on).                        
Speed restrictionsThe higher the speed limit then you will find the road is more of a main route and clear of houses, shops, schools etc. With having far fewer hazards then it is safer and            appropriate to make progress (often on a straight road this would be maximum speed) as long as the road is clear and again you are not driving in poor weather. Look further ahead            for hazards on faster roads so you can be ready to reduce your speed accordingly and keep a safe distance. (see below)                                                

Keep a safe following distance

Safe Following Distance                         When the vehicle ahead passes a stationary object (here the warning sign) keep 2 seconds apart.

"Only a fool would break the 2 second rule"

If you have time to say this before you pass the same object then you will be at a safe distance. You will need to increase this in poor weather. Keeping a safe distance will            not only ensure a safe stopping distance if needed, but will give you a clearer view of the road ahead - making it easier to identify hazards.

National Speed Limit            
 
                        National speed limit applies             Single lane = 60mph - maximum speed (but not a target!)             Dual carriageway = 70mph - maximum speed (but not a target!) Note: To be classed as a dual carriageway there would need to be a central reservation/barrier otherwise the 60mph maximum would apply.             (Where you have two lanes but no central reservation/barrier - this is normally to give priority to traffic going uphill and will turn back            into a single lane road so make sure if you are overtaking you have enough time to do so before the road turns back into single lane).

Look out for speed limits - check mirrors well before change of speed or direction

You will have the new limit sign on both sides of the road you are on or you are entering.             If you have a speed limit sign on just one side of the road - this is normally smaller and a reminder of the existing speed limit of the road you are on.

You must make sure when the speed limit reduces i.e. coming out of a national speed limit road which may turn to 30mph limit that you are not going over 30mph when you pass             the sign.

You must also make sure where speed limit increases that you wait until you pass the sign before speeding up.

Note: After travelling on a fast road you would need to keep an eye on your speed, as it is easier to be travelling faster than you think you are.             6 penalty points in the first 2 years of passing your test will result in needing to re-take both the theory and practical tests.

National Speed Limit Roads

Even when national speed limit roads are clear it is not always safe or appropriate to drive at the maximum speed - a very high percentage of all road fatalities occur on             country roads. It will only be safe to travel at the maximum speed when you have a clear stretch of road. These roads often have sharp bends - could be narrow and sometimes             hilly.

The roads are often not lit and have no pavements and it is likely you may come across pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders etc. National speed limits are normally in             rural areas therefore farm vehicles and animals are more likely to be present. Take extra care overtaking and watch your speed and position around the bends.

National Speed Limit         

Sharp change of direction chevrons

Used where the road changes direction sharply enough to create a hazard or to reinforce a bend warning sign where stronger emphasis is needed.

Chevrons          

Approaching a bend

Check your mirrors well before slowing down - the sharper the bend the slower the speed (your speed should be at the lowest before you turn and you will often need a low gear).            Keeping on the gas to maintain speed around the bend will help maintain control and position as the wheels will grip the road as you do so.

Left hand bend

Position to the centre of your lane, but do not move over too close to the centre of the road which could put you too close to oncoming traffic who may take the bend wide.

On approaching a bend ask yourself...

  • Can I see the full picture?
  • How sharp is the bend?
  • Am I in the correct road position?
  • Am I at a safe speed/gear?
  • What might I meet?
  • Could I stop if necessary?
Left hand bend          

Right hand bend

Position to the left of your lane to improve your view but do not let a clearer view tempt you to take the bend too fast.

Right hand bend          

Overtaking

Considerations for overtaking (single track roads)

Overtaking can put you on collision course with an oncoming vehicle so as a result is one of the major causes of accidents, therefore it makes sense to be very careful when             deciding to overtake.

Before overtaking you need to consider:

Q: Why is the vehicle you would like to pass going so slow in the first place? A: Maybe there is a hazard ahead - they may intend to turn off or park.

Q: Are you going to gain much? A: There would be no point in overtaking someone if you are about to turn off shortly afterwards or that to do so will only be leaving you behind a queue of other slow            moving traffic.

Q: Is it legal? A: Make sure overtaking does not cause you to go over the legal speed limit. Make sure you do not cross solid white lines (unless what you are passing is travelling            less than 10mph).

Do not overtake where you have a no overtaking sign!

Q: Is it safe? A: You will need to see a clear stretch of road ahead for oncoming traffic and be aware of any hazards, therefore do not overtake on or approaching a bend, on the brow of            a hill, where road narrows ahead etc., do not overtake where you have hazards such as junctions, pedestrian crossings, traffic lights etc.

Example of how to get caught out!

Following a slow moving vehicle you may be able to see a clear stretch of road ahead and see there is no oncoming traffic in sight, therefore decide to overtake.             You may not have spotted or taken into account the warning sign for a junction on the left.

What might happen!

There may be a vehicle emerging out of the junction turning right, who may well have time to pull out before the slow moving vehicle.             This would put you both on a collision course!

Overtaking

Steps to overtaking

There will become times when it is necessary to overtake slow moving vehicles as following traffic will want to make progress and if you are too cautious you will make the            situation more hazardous as vehicles behind will then need to overtake both you and the vehicle ahead. You should follow the M-S-M routine possibly several times as explained            below.

M-S-M Routine - preparing to overtake

Mirrors- always assess the speed and position of traffic behind (someone could easily be about to overtake you). You will need to check the interior mirror and right hand            door mirror.

Signal- at this stage because you are only preparing to overtake do not apply signal until ready.

Position- be close enough to the vehicle you wish to overtake whilst allowing enough room to get a good view of the road ahead.

Speed- keep to the same speed as the vehicle ahead and consider changing down a gear for extra power to help pass briskly when you get a chance.

Look- asses the whole situation.                        

  • the road conditions
  • the intentions of the driver ahead
  • any hazards (look out for signs and road markings)
  • speed of oncoming traffic
  • assess the speed difference between yourself and oncoming traffic
As the situation can change you may need to keep following the above routine until you are 100% happy it is safe to overtake. If you are overtaking a cyclist give them             plenty of room and where you are approaching horse riders slow down well in advance passing by without frightening the horses.                        

M-S-M Routine - when you overtake

Mirrors- re-assess the situation behind as well as interior and right door mirrors as you are about to overtake have a quick check for any blind spots (in case someone is in             the process of overtaking you).

Signal- always apply signal when ready to overtake as this will help drivers behind, the person you are overtaking and any drivers coming towards you.

Manoeuvre- pull out on a smooth line overtaking as quickly as you can so that you can get back onto the correct side of the road as early as possible. Checking mirrors            to make sure you are clear of the vehicle you are overtaking so that you do not cut them up.

  • For overtaking on dual carriageways / motorways view "Dual Carriageways" as there are slight differences overtaking on multi-lane roads compared to single lane roads.
 
 
 

Lesson Plan 10 - Roundabouts

Why Roundabouts Exist

                        This diagram shows the problem of having two busy roads meeting without the presence of a roundabout. The red car is finding it difficult to turn into the road on its            right. (This may also lead to holding up traffic behind).             Cars emerging on to the main road will also find it difficult to make progress when the road is busy.                        
Crossroads          
                        This diagram shows the benefit of having a roundabout.             Now the roundabout rules apply people only need to give way to the right allowing traffic to flow much more freely. The red car that was finding it difficult before can now go            around the roundabout to turn right. The yellow car will now find it easier to emerge as the vehicles on the right will be blocked by traffic crossing their path.                        
Roundabout 1          

Rules that apply

  • Follow the M-S-M routine on approach ensuring you position in the appropriate lane in good time
  • Give way to traffic that will cross your path from your right. (You must not cause traffic on your right to change speed or direction)
  • Keep in correct lane on the roundabout
  • Apply the M-S-M routine on your exit
The following diagrams show various roundabouts which will help explain how to deal with them and which lane to take.

Lane discipline

On a standard roundabout:

Turning left (red car)

Use the left lane as it is your first exit, signal left on approach.

Turning right (Exit 3 on diagram)

Signal right on approach and use the right hand lane and stay on the inside of the roundabout until you pass the last exit that is just before your turn (Exit 2 on diagram).            Check mirrors and signal left to confirm your intentions to exit the roundabout.

Following the road ahead

On a standard roundabout (as blue car on diagram) you should use the left lane and stay on the outside of the roundabout. No signal will be required on approach as it is the            second exit you require, check your mirrors and apply a left signal as you pass Exit 1.

Roundabout 2          

Following the road ahead

If the layout was as below:

Approach on the right and stay on the inside of the roundabout until you pass the first exit, then apply the M-S-M routine for leaving the roundabout (giving a left signal).

Look for lane markings

Lane Markings            If you are following the road ahead on a main route (eg dual carriageway) you can often go ahead in either lane. If you approach on the left then you should stay to the left in             new road, if you take the right hand lane on approach stay on the inside of the roundabout and exit in the right hand lane in new road.

Roundabout 3          

Following the road ahead

If the layout was as below:

Approach on the left and stay on the outside of the roundabout. As the exit you are taking (blue car) is your first then you can indicate left on approach to confirm your            intentions.

Turning Right

If you are turning right (yellow car) use the right hand lane and stay on the inside of the roundabout until you pass the first exit. Then check your mirrors and apply a left            signal.

Giving Way

Although traffic can come all the way around the roundabout from Exit 1 (ahead) you will mainly have traffic to give way to only coming out of one exit - Exit 2 that intends to            turn right therefore the majority of the time they will need to approach in their right hand lane, the traffic approaching on their left should be turning left and if so you will            not need to give way.

Looking for Lane Markings

Lane Markings            If the lane markings show that you can use either labe following the road ahead: If you approach on the left then you should stay to the left in new road, if you take the right            hand lane on approach stay on the inside of the roundabout and exit in the right hand lane in new road.

Roundabout 4         

Lane Discipline

On this roundabout the road markings show that the left hand lane should only be used for turning left. This will normally be where the left exit is more of a main route (i.e.            city centre route or leading to a motorway).

Following the road ahead (where the left-hand lane is for turning left only)

As the markings show - you will need to use the right hand lane to follow the road ahead. Keep to the inside of the roundabout until passing the first exit. Be extra careful            until passing the first exit and as you exit in case other vehicles have followed the road ahead in the left lane, which is the case on most roundabouts.

Roundabout 5            

Following the road ahead on a dual carriageway

Lane discipline

Here you will be able to follow the road ahead in either lane.             If you approach in the left hand lane stay on the outside of the roundabout and keep to the left on your exit.

Key Considerations

  • Ensure you approach in the correct lane in good time
  • Most dual carriageways are high speed roads - try to keep appropriate speed
  • Be mindful of traffic to your sides especially larger vehicles which may not stick to their lane
Lane Markings

Multi lanes

If you have three or more lanes - look for road markings for most appropriate lane to use.

Roundabout 6          

Roundabouts - Making Progress

Take opportunities to make progress when traffic to your right will be blocked - here the yellow car can emerge as the traffic opposite, which is going ahead at the roundabout,            is blocking the traffic to the right.

Roundabout 7          
                        On this example the yellow car can take the opportunity to make progress when the blue car turning right blocks the traffic.                        
Roundabout 8        
                        When the roundabout is big enough to allow enough room - if you are turning left (yellow car) and you can see traffic intends to turn right then you will not cause them            to change speed or direction as you will be on the outside of the roundabout and they would be on the inside.                        
Roundabout 9         
                        When vehicles are coming around the roundabout and you have not seen which junction they emerged from, you will not know which exit they are taking so will need to give way to            them.                        
Roundabout 10          

Mini Roundabouts

Mini Roundabout Sign          
                        When dealing with a mini roundabout the rules are just the same as a standard roundabout where you need to give way to traffic crossing your path from the right.             (Because junctions are closer it is easy to give way to traffic you have priority over). Follow the M-S-M routine on approach.             Sometimes mini roundabouts are hard to identify early:- look out for the sign.                        

Example for taking a right turn

Priority

Here the yellow car has priority as traffic must give way to their right.

Key Points

  • When turning right ensure your signal is maintained (re-apply if it cancels) otherwise traffic may not give way to you.
  • Drive around the centre circle (large vehicles may have no choice but to drive over it).
  • When following the M-S-M routine on exit your left signal showing your intentions to leave roundabout will not always be important - apply if you have time. When turning            right your steering will take priority.
Mini Roundabout
 
 
 

Lesson Plan 11 - Dual Carriageways

Dual Carriageways

These multi-lane and mainly high speed roads which have a central reservation/barrier separating the two carriageways. There are three ways of joining a dual carriageway:                        

  • Your road may simply turn into a dual carriageway ahead
  • You may need  to join via a slip road
  • You may need to emerge directly onto a dual carriageway

Emerging - Your road turning into dual carriageway

Look out for the sign where you have a dual carriageway ahead and be aware of a likely change in speed limit. Check your mirrors well before changing speed suitable for            new road.

Dual Carriageway Sign            

Emerging from a slip road

Emerging from a slip road            
Take a note of the speed limit that applies for dual carriageways and use the slip road (also known as an acceleration lane) to build up speed to that of the traffic on the            dual carriageway to make it easier to join. If the dual carriageway is not particularly busy then most traffic will travel at the maximum speed - make use of your lower gears            to build up speed quickly.

Look for a gap in the traffic and move into the left hand lane applying the M-S-M routine (always apply a right signal in good time before emerging). Try not to look too far            round over your shoulder when emerging as regular looks in the mirrors with perhaps a quick glance for blind spot will be enough to be sure it's safe to join the carriageway.            You should aim to emerge without causing traffic on the carriageway to alter speed or direction.

After you have joined the carriageway

  • Check your mirrors
  • Cancel signal
  • Keep in the left lane - until you have had time to assess the traffic and conditions on the carriageway
  • Make good progress

Emerging directly onto dual carriageway

To turn left             Where there is no slip road you would need to emerge as you would to turn left onto a major road - take into account the speed limit on the dual carriageway to help judge a             safe gap as traffic may be approaching very fast (you must join where to do so would not cause them to change speed or direction).

To turn right             When joining a dual carriageway to take a right turn you will need to cross the first carriageway before you can join the carriageway you want. This is easiest where the central            reservation is deep enough to have room to protect the full length of your vehicle to enable you to emerge from one carriageway at a time. Where there is not enough room you would            need to be extra careful and turn right when both carriageways have a safe enough gap for you to drive across safely.

Making progress on the dual carriageway

Where there is a specific speed limit i.e. if it was a 70mph limit then if the road was clear and the weather conditions were good then that speed would be perfectly             appropriate. Where the dual carriageway has a national speed limit the maximum speed wil be 70mph but the road may not be safe to drive at the maximum due to bends etc. so judge             your speed accordingly.

Keep a safe following distance by applying the two second rule:- "Only a fool would break the two second rule". Increase this in poor weather. You should normally stay in            the left hand lane for overtaking, allowing traffic to join carriageway or turning right. To make good progress you should overtake slow moving traffic when you are sure you            can do so safely.

Overtaking

M-S-M routine - preparing to overtake

Mirrors - always assess the speed and position of traffic behind (someone could easily be about to overtake you). You will need to check the interior mirror            and the right hand/offside door mirror.

Signal - at this stage because we are only preparing to overtake do not apply signal.

Position - keep well back (apply the two second rule for a safe following distance). This will allow the vehicle in front to see you as well as keeping a safe            distance.

Speed - keep to the same speed as the vehicle ahead and consider changing down a gear for extra power to help pass briskly when you get the chance.

Look - assess the whoile situation

  • the road conditions
  • the intentions of the driver ahead
  • any hazards (look out for signs)
As the situation can change you may need to keep following the above routine until you are 100% happy it is safe to overtake.

M-S-M routine - when you overtake

Mirrors - re-assess the situation behind as well as interior and right door mirror. As you are about to overtake have a quick look for any blind spots - just             a quick sideways glance (in case someone is in the process of overtaking you).

Signal - always apply a signal when going to overtake as this will help drivers behind and the person you are overtaking.

Manoeuvre - pull out on a smooth line overtaking as quickly as you can. Checking mirrors to make sure you are clear of the vehicle you are overtaking so that            you do not cut them up. Apply a left signal and steer back gradually to the left lane unless you have other slow moving traffic, in which case pass them before moving back to the            left lane.

Dealing with traffic joining the dual carriageway

You must look out for traffic that wants to join the carriageway so that you can be prepared to help them join. The main areas where you can expect traffic to join would be:

  • As you approach slip roads
  • Where there are junctions
  • Out of garages
  • Pulling out from parking areas
You will have three options to help traffic join:

  • Moving out of the left lane
  • Speeding up
  • Slowing down
The best option is to move out of the left lane. Therefore, you should be checking your mirrors well before approaching the areas where traffic may want to join, in order to            be confident it is safe to switch lane.

Exiting the dual carriageway

Exit signs            
            On most carriageways you will get a sign for your exit giving you at least half a mile before the junction. Try to ensure you do not leave it too late to get into the left            hand lane ready to exit.            
These countdown markers are placed at 300yds (270m) - 200yds (180m) - 100yds (90m) up to your slip road for exit. You can use these as a guide for starting the M-S-M routine.

Chevron            
Left Bend            
        Look out for any signs that warn you of a sharp bend or change of direction to ensure you get your speed down in time and select the correct gear. Try not to slow down            unnecessarily on the carriageway unless your mirrors show traffic is far away in the distance. Use the slip road to reduce your speed and be careful you do not travel too fast on            the new road.
 
 
 

Lesson Plan 12 - Turn in the Road

Why would you need to?

The road you are on may be blocked off or be a dead end (no through road). This will mean you will need to turn your car around using forward and reverse gears doing            so safely and under control. Try to turn your car around in three moves, although if the road is narrow it may take you more.

Location

You will need to make sure it is safe, legal and convenient. Ensure the road is not too busy to carry out the manoeuvre. Check your road is not a one way street.            Stop somewhere clear of parked cars or other obstructions to allow you plenty of room and avoid blocking people's driveways or being too close to junctions.

Camber

Take into account the camber of the road, which is a slight curve in the road, meaning that through the manoeuvre you will have a slight incline.

Beginning Manoeuvre

A-B P.O.M.

Prepare - 1st gear - biting point.

Observation - Check mirors and out of each window to ensure clear.             Mainly looking out for pedestrians and oncoming traffic (look into driveways for anyone coming out of their houses).

Move - No signal is required as this will only confuse people  of your intentions. You need your car moving slowly when doing any manoeuvre, so try driving            with the car just at or near the biting point to control speed. Steer briskly aiming for full lock to the right (try to steer whilst on the move - not dry steering). Just before            you reach the kerb steer briskly to the left so you won't need as much steering on the reverse.             Stop, relax, apply handbrake, select neutral.

Turn in the road            

B-C P.O.M.

Prepare - Select reverse gear and find the biting point (you will normally be on a slight incline due to camber of road).

Observation - Check mirrors and out of each window to ensure clear. Do not forget back window!)             Mainly looking out for pedestrians and oncoming traffic. Look into driveways for anyone coming out of their houses.

Move - When clear reverse slowly (clutch at or near biting point). Normally you will be moving up a slight incline and then back down as you approach the kerb            on the other side - so watch your speed. Steer briskly to the left aiming for full lock and if you can, steer briskly to the right before you stop close to the kerb.             Stop, relax, apply handbrake, select neutral.

C-D P.O.M.

Prepare - 1st gear - biting point.

Observation - Look all around again, check up and down the road for pedestrians and oncoming traffic (allow them to pass, but do not wave them on).

Move - Move slowly, steering enough to the right to drive up the road in your normal driving position. If you think you are going to hit the kerb - stop, apply            handbrake and use the P.O.M. routine to reverse again before moving forward.

 
 
 

Lesson Plan 13 - Reverse into a Bay

Point of Turn (P.O.T.)

Work out your P.O.T. (highlighted on diagram) by practising in a quiet car park - most bays are a standard width leaving about one foot each side of your car when parked            centrally, although the size may vary, meaning you would need to adjust your point of turn (for example make it earlier for a narrower bay).

Parking               

What happens on the driving test?

You will normally get the opportunity to reverse into a bay reserved for test candidates in the test centre car park ready for your test. You may be requested to do this            exercise at the beginning of the test or on the way back into the test centre after your drive. You will need to position your car where possible ready to reverse into a bay at            a 90 degree angle as shown in the diagram. If at any time during the manoeuvre vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists approach, allow them to pass but do not wave them on.

Carrying out the manoeuvre

Pull out from your bay into the starting position shown (if you are carrying out the manoeuvre at the end of the test stop directly in the position shown for starting            position).

Prepare - Select reverse gear and find the biting piont.

Observation - Check mirrors and out of each window to ensure it is clear before moving. Mainly looking out for pedestrians and oncoming traffic. Remember as            it is a car park more pedestrians will be around than normal.

Move - You need your car moving slowly when doing any manoeuvre, so try driving with the car just at or near the biting point to control speed, whilst keeping            constant observation (mainly over your left shoulder out of rear window). When you reach your point of turn apply full lock to your left (when reversing into a bay on your left            as above) or apply full lock to the right if the bay is on your right.

Keep car moving slowly checking out of your door window as your car swings out as you steer. When you have straightened up (your car should be parallel to lines) look back            over your left shoulder out of rear window as you reverse.

Helpful tip

It is advisable to open your door after parking to check you are within the lines. If not, then you should pull out and correct it maintaining good observation including back            window when reversing backin.

 
 
 

Lesson Plan 14 - Parallel Parking

Reverse Parking / Parallel Parking

Why Reverse?

It is easier to manoeuvre your vehicle when reversing into a parking space and you will need much less            space than if driving forwards.

Where?

Choose somewhere safe, legal and convenient. Do not park where your vehicle will make it            awkward for other road users to pass. Do not park where it would be illegal i.e. on yellow lines or zig zag            markings. Be particularly mindful of pedestrians before reversing, especially children who are more likely            to step out behind your vehicle.

Practising

You should practise with just one car until you have gained experience before reversing in between parked            cars.

Pedestrians

Be prepared to stop when pedestrians are around and continue when safe.

What happens on the driving test?

You will be asked to pull up and stop next to the kerb a short distance behind a parked vehicle that you            will use for the exercise. You will normally carry out the manoeuvre with just one car rather than in between            two parked cars. You should aim to reverse behind the target vehicle taking up no more than two car lengths            and ending up as close as possible to the kerb with wheels straight.

Start position on test

Move off from behind target vehicle and stop parallel to the parked car about a car door clear and with the            front of your car slightly beyond the parked car as on diagram below. When stopping follow the M-S-M routine and            apply the left signal if you think anyone will benefit. When you stop, apply your handbrake and keep your            brake lights showing until selecting reverse gear to confirm your intentions.                        

Parallel Parking            

Beginning the manoeuvre

Using the P.O.M. routine at each point Prepare, Observation, Move.

To control speed try having the clutch pedal just at or near the bite, and take into account any slopes including            the camber of the road which may affect your speed. You may find it easier to turn slightly in your seat to            help with observations out of the rear window.

Observations

Check all round to make sure it is clear to begin manoeuvre.

Oncoming traffic - cyclists and pedestrians would have priority, check driveways and other parked cars to            see if anyone is about to pull out. Look over your left shoulder as you reverse.

Steering

Steer in a straight line until the rear of your car is level with the bumper of the target vehicle - you             can turn when you see the end of the target vehicle in your rear side window. Steer at least one full turn            to the left.

Parallel Parking            

Observations

                        Before turning your wheel check ahead for oncoming traffic as the front of your car will swing out as you turn            (stop if necessary). As the front swings out check over your right shoulder for oncoming vehicles/pedestrians etc.             (stop if necessary). This is the point where you create the greatest hazard to other road users.  

Steering

At the point where you are approximately 45 degrees as on the diagram - steer to the right until your wheels            are straight (if you gave one full turn to the left then one full turn to the right will straighten the             wheels). Reverse back in a straight line very slowly and turn briskly to the right before hitting the kerb            until the car is straight. When your car is almost parallel to the kerb steer to the left to straighten the             wheels. Ensure observations are made if more moves are needed to park.

 
 
 

Lesson Plan 15 - Reverse around a Corner

Reversing into a road on the left

Why would you need to?

The road you are on may be blocked off or be a dead end (no through road). There may not be enough space to turn your vehicle around in the road, therefore you may need to             reverse into a side road to be able to continue your journey.

Location

You must ensure it is safe, legal and convenient.             This will include checking up the side road that it is safe to reverse into - check it is clear of parked cars, pedestrians etc. Do not reverse onto a main road or where there is            a no entry sign. Choose somewhere quiet for practising and avoid continuous attempts at the same location.

On the driving test

The examiner will ask you to stop before a side road on the left. You will be required to reverse into the road on your left doing so safely and under control, keeping            reasonably close to the kerb. Carrying out the manoeuvre safely will include constant observation at each stage, particularly for oncoming traffic and pedestrians who will have            priority over you.

Under full control will mainly be ensuring the speed is kept low and the steering is correct throughout. To keep the speed low try reversing with the clutch            pedal just at or near the biting point. Take into account any slopes including the camber of the road so that the car does not run away from you. Avoid hitting the kerb.

Reverse around a corner            

Getting ready

Stop your vehicle reasonably close to the kerb - about a foot away. You may find it easier to turn slightly in your seat to make observations out of the rear window easier.

Carrying out the manoeuvre P.O.M.

Prepare - Select reverse gear, set the gas and bring clutch pedal to biting point.

Observations - Check all round for pedestrians and approaching traffic - including checking people's driveways.

Move - Reverse slowly facing over your left shoulder out of the rear window.

Observations

At the point you start turning into the side road you create the greatest hazard - make sure you check over your right shoulder for anything approaching (if necessary stop            your car and continue when safe).

Observations

As you continue reversing by checking over your left shoulder out of the rear window, you can have the occasional glance in your nearside (left) mirror to assess how close             and parallel to the kerb you are, but try to maintain good observations all round out of the windows.

 
 






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