Driving Lesson - Pull Up On The Right
- The examiner may wants you to carry out this manoeuvre. And they'll say, "Pull up on the right when it's safe to do so please".
- It's up to you to look for a safe and legal place, examiner will not tell you where you should do this manoeuvre.
- If possible, look for a large space where you'll have room to get the car and wheels straight as this will help for when you have to reverse.
- As you're going to be crossing to the other side of the road, be ready to stop for oncoming vehicles.
- Some examples of where you should not do this manoeuvre:
- Stopping opposite to parked vehicles on the left if the road is narrow.
- Not close to or opposite a junction or on a bend.
- Don't stop at a bus stop or where there's any other parking restrictions or its unsafe.
- Zig Zag lines
Once you've chosen a space where you'd like to pull up - Use MSPSL Routine
- Check your mirrors.
- Quick blind spot check over your right-shoulder.
- Signal right.
- Position just left of the centre of the road, just like you do when turning right into a side road.
- Stop for any oncoming vehicles. If you do stop and wait, remember to check your mirrors and blind spot again before moving over to the other side of the road just in case.
- When it's safe, turn early to the right and gradually to give yourself space on the right to get the car straight.
- It's important that you stop reasonably close to the kerb (no more then 30cm). Straighten your steering once the car is straight and parallel with the kerb. Getting the car and wheels straight is important as it will especially help for when you have to reverse.
- Stop the car, put the parking brake on, select neutral and cancel the signal.
Once stopped, the examiner will now say, "I'd like you to reverse back for about 2 car lengths, keeping reasonably close to the kerb."
- Use POM routine. Prepare, six point observation and move only after making sure there are no vehicles in front or back, if there are any vehicles, wait for them to pass.
- Once safe, use clutch control to reverse very slowly whist keeping reasonably close to the kerb, The right mirror might also help you see the kerb but don't stare at it as you should mostly be looking out of the rear window.
- If you do need to stop for any other road user, look all around again before continuing to reverse.
- Stop once you've reversed roughly 2 car lengths.
The examiner will ask you to drive on when you're ready.
- Use POM routine. Prepare the car and do six point observation from right to left and signal and move off only when it's safe.
- If there is a parked vehicle in front then creep out very slowly, observing lot's ahead and behind. Once you can see it's safe, accelerate to get back to the left hand side of the road.
- If after you have reversed for two car lengths, a large vehicle comes and parks in front of the car, you may ask your passenger for help to look around the large vehicle ahead. Don't rely on your passenger 100%, still keep looking carefully as you need to move off safely.
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