Learning To Turn in the Road

One of the 4 basic maneuvers you need to learn before taking the driving test is the turn in the road. Also well known as 3 point turn, the turn in the road is one of the most common maneuvers any examiners asks for to demonstrate during a driving exam. Through this tutorial, we will try to demonstrate the most effective method or technique to use in order to pass this part of the driving test.
At SmartLearner, our instructors specialises in providing step by step guides and tips as well as up to date reference materials to help you pass the turn in the road procedure easily and successfully.

The ABC’s of Turn in the Road Maneuvering

During the driving test, the examiner takes note of 3 major key points during the examination process. The following key points are;

Accuracy– During the driving test, the driving examiner assesses your ability to maneuver curbs or pavements without touching them.

Control– the examiner also takes notes of your abilities in using the the clutch control while steering.

Observation– having a keen observation is required during driving and the examiner takes notes of how observant the examine’ is while doing the required driving maneuvers.

Turn in the Road ( Left side parking )

During the driving exam, the most common maneuver an examiner asks more than once from the examine is parking. This is to ensure that you have the ability to manage parking your car safely. To ensure safely parking in the left, you need to make sure you utilise the main interior mirror and the left side mirror properly as well as signalling to the left whenever necessary. The examiner will ask you to park where it is legal but it is important to remember to make sure you avoid parking in someone else’s driveway directly, on sharp bends or on opposite a junction.Additionally, other than parking safely on the left, the examiner may also ask you to maneuver your car around or perform a “three point turn”.

Turn in the Road ( Right-side Turn )

Prior to starting your turn in the road maneuver, it is important to check your main mirror and right-hand side mirror. You also need to make sure to look at your right blind spot.it is also important to make sure that the road is clear before performing the maneuver.

Using the clutch, initially move the car at a slow pace. As the car moves forward, steer at a full right clock as soon as possible. At about a meter from the curb, steer to the left to straighten the wheel. Establish a reference point to guide you in estimating how far the curb is. During this maneuver, observation plays a major role. This is where you need to pay attention for approaching traffic while making sure that you are at a proper distance from the curb. Once you have straightened your wheel, slowly let go of the clutch and gently break to a stop. Apply the handbrake and go on reverse.