Traffic signs

This task requires the learner driver to identify and understand traffic signs. Demonstrating road rules and requirements of traffic signs.

Support your learning with the Traffic signs checklist.

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This video contains details on:

  • Stop signs
  • Give way signs
  • Roundabout ahead sign
  • Traffic lights

U-Turn

This task requires the learner driver to demonstrate a safe and efficient 'u-turn' or multi point turn.

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This video contains details on:

  • Where to perform the manoeuvre
  • Vehicle positioning
  • Pre-manoeuvre checking

Completing the manouevre without hitting the kerb

Intersections and roundabouts

This task requires the learner driver to demonstrate the ability to safely negotiate intersections and roundabouts.

Support your learning with the Intersections and roundabouts checklist.

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This video contains details on:

  • Where to perform the manoeuvre
  • Vehicle positioning
  • Pre-manoeuvre checking
  • Completing the manouevre without hitting the kerb

Broad observation

This task requires the learner driver to demonstrate the ability to perceive and respond to hazards appropriately. 

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This video contains details on:

  • Maintaining a safe distance
  • Identify potential hazards
  • Blind spots
  • Vision block-outs

Monitoring

This task requires the learner driver to demonstrate awareness of pedestrians, motorbikes, bicycles other vehicles on the road.

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This video contains details on:

  • Shoulder checks
  • Patience when overtaking
  • Looking out for smaller vehicles, motorcycles and cyclists
  • Indication of intended movements well in advance

Watch the video "Driver Skills Video - Fine Tuning: Monitoring" on YouTube.com

Night driving

This task requires the learner driver to demonstrate safe and controlled driving appropriate to night/dark driving conditions. 

Support your learning with the Night driving checklist.

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This video contains details on:

  • Checking vehicle lights (front and rear) are in working order
  • Using vehicles low-beam headlights at night
  • When to use the vehicles high-beam
  • Adjusting the internal rear vision mirror to reduce glare
  • Completing the manouevre without hitting the kerb

Entering traffic

This task requires the learner driver to demonstrate the ability to enter traffic appropriately adjusting speed and maintaining speed. Demonstrates the ability of smooth gear selection and maintain road position.

 

This video contains details on:

  • How to enter traffic safely
  • Coordinating smooth use of the vehicle's clutch, accelerator and gears
  • Maintaning appropriate speed
  • Maintaining road position

Hill starts

This task requires the learner driver to demonstrate controlled, smooth moving off up a hill, without rolling backwards.

 

This video contains details on:

  • The hand-brake to secure the vehicle
  • Selecting the appropriate gear
  • Accelerator pedal and clutch use
  • Vision block-outs

Merging and changing lanes

This task requires the learner driver to demonstrate safe lane changing to the left and the right, or when merging. Demonstrate safe overtaking of another vehicle.

 

This video contains details on:

  • Mirrors, blind spots and shoulder checks before merging or overtaking
  • Correctly matching vehicle speed with traffic
  • Positioning of the vehicle before and after changing lanes

Correct use of controls, gears and steering throughout a manoeuvre.