The Turn in the Road has not been a test manoeuvre since December 2017. But, if you go the wrong way on your test or when you are driving post test, how will you turn the car around safely on no through roads? On your driving test you will be expected to turn the car around safely on you own just like you would post test if you go the wrong way.
Position 1. The starting position should be in a safe place parked on the left.
Start by assessing the situation, high kerbs, street signs, pedestrians and camber. When you feel it is safe to go forward, start your POM (Prepare, Observations, Move Off) routine. Make sure your are in first gear (or D).
As you move off keep the car slow and steer quickly to the right until it wont steer anymore. Look left and right as you move across the road, you may need to stop.
The first image will help you find the kerb. The door mirror looks like it has gone passed the kerb by a couple of feet. This may mean the cars wheels are about a foot from the kerb. You need to check this reference point works for you. You can do this by lowering your window and looking out of the window to see where your front offside wheel is. Remember, if your wheel is a foot from the kerb, it means the front of your car is over the kerb. This could be important if you have a high kerb as of course this means you will hit it.
When you are happy you have moved forward enough, stop.
Position 2. Now you need to reverse. Start your POM routine once again making sure you selected reverse. If it is safe to move off reverse slowly steering quickly to the left. As you reverse you should look over your left shoulder, when you have finished steering change your view to your right shoulder.
The second image will help you stop before you hit the kerb. The second image shows the drivers door and if you look to your right you will see the kerb meeting the corner of the window. When they meet, stop. You need to check this reference point works for you. You can do this by lowering your window and looking out of the window to see where your offside rear wheel is. You may need to alter your reference point. Now you have stopped.
Position 3. You are almost turned around. Now you need to start your POM routine again making sure you selected first gear (or D) . If it is clear, set off slowly steering quickly to the right.
There is no necessity to stop at position 4 unless it is unsafe for you to continue. Drive away and continue to your destination.
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