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Driving Routine - POM - Prepare Observe Move

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Driving Routine - POM - Prepare Observe Move

Driving Routine - POM - Prepare Observe Move

This routine is used every time you pull away from a stopped position, this could be pulling away from the kerb, moving off at traffic lights, from stop signs, starting a manoeuvre, reversing etc...

Below is an example for pulling away from the kerb for a normal drive, change the routine accordingly for reversing or other exercises.

Prepare

  • Clutch down
  • Select 1st Gear
  • Set the gas
  • Clutch up slowly to biting point
  • Keep both feet steady

Observe

  • Quickly and effectively
  • Six points check (360° observation)
    • Left blind spot
    • Left door mirror
    • Windscreen Centre mirror
    • Ahead
    • Right door mirror
    • Right blind spot
  • Signal only if necessary
    If the traffic is queuing and almost at a standstill then you may need to signal as a request to let you join the traffic.
    Signal to help out pedestrians.
  • If for some reason you have to wait, you must do six point check again

Move

  • Release handbrake
  • Clutch up slowly
  • Increase gas slightly
  • Steer to normal driving position
  • Centre of lane
  • Check centre and right mirror
  • Increase gas

No delay between observing and moving

This routine (or any routine) is a guide only and is used to help learner drivers for remembering a safety procedure. You should always be prepared to alter the routine depending on circumstances.

Below is an image of pulling away from the kerb for a normal drive

Moving off

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