Driving Video Lessons. Code 8 Driving Test

Alley Docking

You will be instructed to position your car in the starting block, from which point you must reverse around a corner (poles) into the parking bay. You will be required to do this manoeuvre from both the right and from the left. You can not bump the curb or any obstacles. You may not change direction while excecuting this manouevre. You are allowed two attempts from each side.

  • Position car in the starting block, when instructed to do so. Select hand brake & neutral.
  • Check mirror and blind spot (to the side that you will be parking), select indicater.
  • Select reverse gear and obtain clutch control.
  • Do your 360 (full observation), from the opposite side to which you intend to turn.
  • Release park brake and move off.
  • Before you turn the steering wheel, check the opposite blindspot and steer into the parking bay, using your side mirrors to make judgements and wheel to make adjustments without touching any obstacles.
  • Position the car in the parking bay, and stop.
  • Select hand brake, neutral.
  • Cancel indicater if necessary.

You will be instructed to drive out of the parking bay into another demarcated area to perform the next manoeuvre. The full observation sequence(defensive driving procedure), as stated above, must be followed.

Parallel Parking

You will be required to do the parallel parking from the right as well as the left, without bumping any of the obstacles or mounting the curb. This manoeuvre must be done within three movements or less. You will only be allowed two attempts on each side. The full observation sequence must be performed everytime you move the vehicle in a different direction.

  • Position car in the starting block, when instructed to do so. Select hand brake & neutral.
  • Check mirror and blind spot (to the side that you will be parking), select indicater.
  • Select reverse gear and obtain clutch control.
  • Do your 360 (full observation), from the opposite side to which you intend to turn.
  • Release park brake and move off.
  • Before you turn the steering wheel, check the opposite blindspot and steer into the parking bay.
  • Position the car in the parking bay, and stop. (You are allowed two additional movements to do this, but the full observation must be carried out with each movement)
  • Apply hand/parkbrake, and select neutral.
  • Cancel indicater.

You will be instructed to drive out of the parking bay to do the manoeuvre from the other side or the next manoeuvre.

The full observation sequence must be performed, ie:

  • Centre mirror, blindspot (to the side that youll be turning), indicate.
  • Select 1st gear, clutch control.
  • Full (360) observation (blindspot, mirror, blindspot), from opposite side.
  • Release park brake, move off without rolling or touching any obstacles.
  • Position car in starting block for next manoeuvre.

Turn in road (3point turn)

This manoeuvre is for light motor vehicles only. From the starting position, you would be required to perform a turn in the road using not more than 3 moves, and without bumping the curb. You will only be allowed one attempt to execute this manoeuvre.

When instructed to perform the manoeuvre from the starting block:

  1. Check your rear view mirror & right blind spot, indicate right, clutch in, 1st gear, clutch control. Then do your 360 observation(left blind spot, rear view mirror, right blind spot) from the left. Release park brake.
    • Whilst moving your car forward, lock wheel to the right, counter steering (straightening) the wheel just before stopping at the opposite pavement.
    • engage park brake/hand brake, select neutral.
  2. Check your rear view mirror & left blind spot, indicate left, clutch in, reverse gear, clutch control. Then do your 360 observation(right blind spot, rear view mirror, left blind spot) from the right. Release park brake.
    • Whilst moving your car backward, lock wheel to the left, counter steering (straightening) the wheel just before stopping at the rear pavement.
    • Engage park brake/hand brake, select neutral.
  3. Check your rear view mirror & right blind spot, indicate right, clutch in, 1st gear, clutch control. Then do your 360 observation(left blind spot, rear view mirror, right blind spot) from the left. Release park brake.
    • Move forward far enough so that you end safely in the left lane, whilst turning your wheel to the right.
      NOTE: BE CAREFULL NOT TO MOVE TOO FAR FORWARD, TO THE POINT WHERE YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE MANOEUVRE CAUSE OF HITTING THE CURB.
    • Then straighten the wheel (when safely in the left lane), bringing the car to a stop.
    • Engage hand brake, select neutral.

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