Manoeuvre Skills

Manoeuvres – The DG Way

More importantly, constantly monitor and evaluate where your vehicle is going compared to where you want it to go. Monitor, assess and adjust where necessary.
Never, and I mean NEVER, do some steering and just expect it to work

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“Yes,” I replied, “you looked and then you swerved back into the right lane. You’d already started to move before looking. If you hadn’t, you wouldn’t have needed to swerve when you saw the car there.”

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Features – North Lane Roundabout

Because the principles suggest using left lane for straight, but right lane for third exit of four, it is not clear at this point which lane to use on approach, and therefore also on the roundabout itself. Consequently, let’s then follow the principle of slowing down to gather further information.

Arrow shaped (Pointy) signs are placed at the juntion

Features – North Lane From A64

This arrow shaped sign (I often refer to them as pointy signs) should be placed at or opposite the actual junction, making it easier to identify the location of the junction from a distance.

Take care to process all relevant information

Features : Hopgrove – A1237 to A1036 (Malton Road)

Whether following Sat nav or road signs during the independent driving part of the test, or just following the examiner’s directions as normal, we need to acknowledge before arrival at the roundabout that we are taking the third exit, heading towards York, essentially turning right.

How to do Hopgrove

Features : Hopgrove – A64 fromLeeds to A1237 to Harrogate

The key here – and on other, complex traffic lighted roundabouts – is information. See it early, process it early and act on it as soon as is appropriate. This is much easier when actively searching for information, rather than “just noticing” it.

Features List – Junction Of Doom

“I should make sure my clients can deal with this before they go for test,” I thought to myself, and then started thinking further. Just how many tricky junctions might my clients find on York test routes?