Driving Lesson - Planning and Anticipation

Driving Lesson - Planning and Anticipation

Driving Lesson - Planning and Anticipation

Planning is what WILL happen

  • (MSPSL)
    • 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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