Driving Lesson - Emerge Left

Driving Lesson - Emerge Left

Driving Lesson - Emerge Left


  • Open (good vision)
    • Can plan well ahead
    • Often don't have to stop
  • Closed (poor vision)
    • Unable to plan ahead
    • Usually have to stop

Signs and road markings

  • Give way, Stop
  • Lines (may only appear at junctions on minor roads)

MSPSL and LADA routines


  • Check centre and left mirror
  • Effective observation of all other road users


  • Left indicator
  • To inform other road users
  • Correct timing
    • Too early - other road users will/may ignore
    • Too late - other road users won't have time to react


  • Maintain normal driving position
  • Centre of lane or 1m from kerb


  • Closed junction, STOP
  • Open junction, often don't have to stop
  • Change to appropriate gear
    • 1st gear, closed junction
    • 1st or 2nd gear, open junction


  • Check main road ahead, look right - left - right
    • Right - Traffic you meet first comes from the right
    • Left - Ensure nothing is on your side (overtaking)
    • Right - Final check


  • Assess all other road users
    • Speed
    • Position
    • Direction
    • Signals
    • Priority


  • Based on the above info
    • Is it safe to pull out?
    • Is there time to pull out?


  • Stop
    • Behind the line
    • Continue to Look, Assess, Decide
  • Go
    • Move off safely without hesitation
  • Steer
  • Check Mirrors

Unmarked Junctions

  • No one has priority
  • Try to get eye contact
  • Proceed with caution

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