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Driving Lesson - Planning and Anticipation

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Driving Lesson - Planning and Anticipation

Driving Lesson - Planning and Anticipation

Planning is what WILL happen

MSPSL What is this?

  • Plan Early
    • As soon as you can see hazard
      • Junctions/ roundabouts etc....
      • Stopping (parking and traffic)
      • Meeting
  • Look across junction/ roundabout on approach
    • Don't wait until at give way/ stop line

Act on signs

  • Junctions, bends, road narrows, bridges, etc....

Keep vehicle moving – if safe

  • Smoother ride
  • Less petrol

Anticipation is what MIGHT happen

Observation

  • Read road like a book
    • Look long way ahead
    • Scan from side to side and getting closer
      • Check for ALL possibilities of ALL road users
        • Moving vehicles – stopping, turning
        • Parked cars – doors opening, pedestrians hidden
        • Shops/ schools – pedestrians, children
        • Houses – children, dogs
        • Junctions – vehicles emerging, turning
        • Traffic lights – changing, pedestrians crossing
        • Pedestrian crossings – people crossing
        • Signs – schools, animals
        • Etc.......
  • Check mirrors frequently
    • Every 10 Seconds

Planning and Anticipation

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