What is a manoeuvre?
Moving of safety with control.
Did you know that moving off safely and in control accounts for more driving test fails than the parallel park exercise? During the driving test, candidates are required to move off several times from the side of the road. It’s definitely worthwhile making sure your moving off routine is well rehearsed with a qualified instructor. A common fault might be to to miss a, “blind spot check” before starting.
Any number of errors could arise during a right turn if not carried out correctly. A typical mistake might be to misjudge oncoming traffic, forcing it to slow down. This would be classed as a serious or dangerous fault on a driving test. Again, Turning right accounts for more driving test fails than any single, “main” manoeuvre.
Pulling over on the left.
Roundabouts could definitely be classed as a manoeuvre. Think how many roundabouts you’ll do on a driving test compared to one of the main Manoeuvres!
Common mistakes are usually observational based on my experience. A classic mistake is to “stare” at the exit on the right. This is understandable as priority traffic comes from this type of area, (the right.) Less experienced drivers usually need help with interpreting what is actually happening at the roundabout, and how to make sense of it.
A few helpful hints and plenty of practice usually works in helping the learner driver’s decision making skills.
Here hopefully I have presented you with food for thought in relation to how you prepare for a driving test.
Thorough and systematic preparation are vital to give you the best chance possible of passing the driving test first time.
So, If you are preparing for a driving test, remember the, “secret” manoeuvres as well as the ones everybody knows about.