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Driving Lesson - Hand Controls

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Driving Lesson - Hand Controls

Driving Lesson - Hand Controls

Parking Brake

  • Only use when Stationary
  • Only operates on back 2 wheels
  • Doesn't activate brake lights
  • Dash board warning light
  • Press in ratchet when applying
  • Lift up and press in ratchet when releasing

Gear Lever

  • Changes gear to match engine speed to road speed
    • Neutral
      • Middle position
      • Moves sideways
      • No drive - safe
  • Look ahead when changing gear
  • Palming Method
    • 1st - Most Powerful
      • Moving off
      • Manoeuvres
    • 2nd and 3rd - Working Gears
      • Traffic
      • Town
    • 4th and 5th - Cruising Gears
      • Dual carriageways and motorways

Steering Wheel

  • Hold lightly
  • Ten to Two or Quarter to Three
  • Keep two hands on wheel
  • Pull Push method
    • Don't cross hands
  • Dry steering
    • When car is stationary
    • Avoid dry steering

Indicators (Signals)

  • On left hand side of steering column
  • Moves same way as steering wheel
  • Amber lights front back and side
  • Shows other road users of intentions

Other Controls

  • Explained later

Hand Controls

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