This task requires the learner driver to demonstrate the ability of starting the vehicle safely and easing the accelerator on to start movement. Ability to slow down and stop and correctly turning the vehicle off. 

Support your learning with the Starting and stopping vehicle checklist.

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This video contains details on:

  • Removing the handbrake
  • Selecting the correct gear
  • Releasing the clutch
  • Driving in first gear

This task requires the learner driver to demonstrate appropriate steering technique and the ability to steer a safe and steady course that is appropriate for the conditions.

Support your learning with the Steering techniques checklist.

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This video contains details on:

  • Hand positioning on steering wheel
  • Pull-push steering technique
  • Hand over hand steering
  • Keep control of vehicle and steer

This task requires the learner driver to demonstrate safe and controlled reversing.

Support your learning with the Reversing techniques checklist.

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This video contains details on:

  • Positioning the car
  • Scanning the road and environment
  • Where to look when reversing
  • Steering correctly
Clutch work, changing gears & smooth speed control

Correct clutch work and changing gears requires the learner driver to demonstrate smooth, efficient gear selection and changing to suit road conditions. Ability to use the clutch and accelerator/brake procedure when decreasing and increasing speed.

Smooth speed control requires the learner driver to demonstrate the ability to take appropriate measures when driving by controlling speed and removing strain on vehicles engine.

Support your learning with the Smooth speed control checklist.

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These videos contain details on:

  • Demonstrate use of clutch
  • Awareness of changing inclines and declines of road
  • Location of gears
  • Maintaining speed
  • Coordination of the vehciles clutch, accelerator and gears
  • Reducing speed or braking when going down a decline
  • Correct procedure for both increasing and decreasing vehicle speeds
  • Removing vehicle strain when declining/inclining through correct gears