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We hope this will help explain how the hazard perception test is marked with explanations about the 'marking window' and how to watch the clips for hazards. The video clip also gives advice from an Advanced Driver and how to look for hazards. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

When using a double roundabout treat each roundabout separately and give way to traffic from the right. This clip also shows when you should exit the first roundabout, taking the right lane so you are in the correct lane for the right turn on the second roundabout. Sounds difficult, but the clip shows you how easy it is when you plan your route. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

This clip shows a large double roundabout with traffic lights. Approach roundabout traffic lights as you would any other roundabout. Keep your speed down. Don't speed up to 'beat the lights'. Be ready to stop, especially if the lights have been green for some time. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Always look well ahead for advance warning signs. Especially at large or complex roundabouts. This will give you a clear picture of the layout of the roundabout together with route directions. Treat each roundabout separately and give way to traffic from your right. Take careful all-round observation before you enter. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Always keep an eye on the vehicle in front as you're about to enter a roundabout. Roundabouts can be particularly hazardous areas and this video shows how you should be aware of zebra cossing located near entrances and exits to the roundabouts. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

On approaching a roundabout take notice and act on all the information available to you, including traffic signs, traffic lights and lane markings which direct you into the correct lane. Choose the correct lane where there are lane markings. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Bus and tram lanes are shown by road markings and signs. You MUST NOT drive or stop in a tram lane or in a bus lane during its period of operation unless the signs indicate you may do so. You MUST NOT stop or park on a bus, tram or cycle lane during its period of operation. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be clear. You should leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front so that you can pull up safely if it suddenly slows down or stops. The safe rule is never to get closer than the overall stopping distance. This clip shows you how to make sure you are driving at the correct separation distance. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Alertness and Anticipation. The Examiner will be observing your awareness, and evaluating how well you anticipate possible dangers and how you consider other road users. Things you should be able to do:- Look out for other road users and try to anticipate their actions. Predict how their actions will effect you. React safely and in good time. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

On a two-lane dual carriageway you should stay in the left-hand lane. Use the right-hand lane for overtaking or turning right. If you use it for overtaking move back to the left-hand lane when it is safe to do so. This clip shows you how. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Overtaking is one of the most risky manoeuvres on our roads, but it doesn't have to be so. The secret of safe overtaking is to visualise in advance every detail of what might happen during the operation. Before overtaking you should make sure:- *The road is sufficiently clear ahead the vehicle behind is not beginning to overtake you *There is a suitable gap in front of the vehicle you plan to overtake. IF YOU'RE NOT SURE IT IS SAFE TO OVERTAKE, DONT Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Overtaking at the wrong time or in the wrong place is extremely dangerous. It is vital to chose your time and place carefully. Give plenty of room when overtaking cyclists, they could try and avoid a pot-hole and swing out in front of you. Make sure you don't cut in on a cyclist you have just overtaken. This video shows you how. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

For a new driver dealing with narrow flyovers can be a tricky task. This video shows the most effective method of doing this. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

A series of clips to show how to join a dual-carriageway. Always look for signs which might indicate a higher speed limit on the dual-carriageway. These clips show how to assess the speed of the traffic already on the carrigeway. Some dual-carriageways are similar to motorways, with slip roads to join and leave. However, motorway regulations do not apply and you may come across slow moving vehicles such as cyclists or farm tractors. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

When crossing or turning right onto a Dual carriageway, first assess whether the central reservation is deep enough to protect the full length of your vehicle. If it is, then you should treat each half of the carriageway as a separate road. Wait in the central reservation until there is a safe gap in the traffic on the second half of the road. If the central reservation is too shallow for the length of your vehicle, wait until you can cross both carriageways in one go. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

These are a series of clips to show you how to deal with the different situations when turning right at traffic lights. At some traffic lights there are advance stop lines to allow cyclists to postion themselves ahead of other traffic. Stop at the first white line and avoid the encroaching the marked area. However, if you have crossed the first white line at the time that the signal changes to red, you must stop on the second white line, even if you are in the marked area. You have to then allow time for any cyclists the time and space to move off when the lights change to green. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Adapt your driving to the type and condition of the road you are on. Take into account the road and traffic conditions. Be prepared for unexpected situations. Be prepared to adjust your speed. Periodically look in the mirror and blind spots to see what is happening behind and around you. Look out for pedestrians crossing between or behind parked vehicles. Look out for vehicles emerging from junctions. Always follow the Mirrors - Signal - Manoeuvre (M-S-M) sequence. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

This clip shows you the correct way to overtake a cyclists, a horse rider and a jogger. Give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would a car when overtaking. If they look over their shoulder whilst you are following them it could mean that they may soon attempt to turn right. Give them time and space to do so. When passing animals, drive slowly. Give them plenty of room and be ready to stop. Do not scare animals by sounding your horn or revving your engine. Look out for animals being led or ridden on the road and take extra care and keep your speed down at left-hand bends and on narrow country roads. If a road is blocked by a herd of animals, stop and switch off your engine until they have left the road. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Anticipate what might happen by making early use of the available information on the road. Ask yourself; What are the other road users trying to do? Should I speed up or slow down? Do I need to stop? It's easy in light traffic to anticipate what other drivers might do. It is more difficult on busy roads where options are greater. Remember:- Try and anticipate the actions of other road users. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

When learning to drive, you must be able to move off safely and smoothly without creating a dangerous situation for other road users. Anticipate the actions of other road users including pedestrians and cyclists. In busy situations, try and anticipate the traffic early, so you can ease off on the accelerator in good time. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

When a school crossing patrol officer steps into the road you must Stop (Rule 87 of the Highway Code): If you do not Stop, the consequencies can include: fatalities/serious injury a fine of up to £1000 three penalty points disqualification damage to vehicles/other property. There may be a flashing amber signal below the school warning sign to alert you that children may be crossing the road ahead. Drive slowly until you are clear of the area. Be cautious when passing a stationary bus showing a school bus sign. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

On narrow, single-tracked roads use passing places correctly:- Pull into a passing place on your left, or wait opposite a passing place on your right. Give way to vehicles coming uphill where possible. Be prepared to reverse to the nearest passing place so that oncoming vehicles can pass. Don't park in passing places. Be careful of tractors, horse-riders and cyclists on the road ahead, slow down and leave plenty of room as you pass them. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Road narrowing, central islands and chicanes. Roads may be narrowed by 'build outs' on one or both sides of the road. You will be shown warning signs indicating which side of the road narrowing occurs. Give way road marking and road signs will advise priority. You should not accelerate as you approach the narrowing, but be prepared to slow down or stop if necessary. Don't try and squeeze through at the same time as cyclists or motorcylists. Hold back and allow them room to pass. More information can be found in the Highway Code Rule 131 Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information (more)

Speed Humps. You find these usually in a residential areas where traffic calming is necessary. The traffic sign on the left shows you there are humps on the road ahead to slow traffic down. Drive slowly at a safe speed, and obey any speed limit signs. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

You may have to do a turn in the road where the road is narrow or your vehicle is difficult to steer. Remember on your test, you could be asked to do a "turn in the road" so you will not get any faults for doing the manoeuvre in more than 3 turns if the road is narrow. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

The purpose of the turn in the road manoeuvre is to turn the car to face the opposite direction by diagonally pulling forwards and reversing backwards across the road. At this stage in the programme you should have mastered all the component skills that make up this manoeuvre namely; the angle start, reversing to the left and reversing to the right. The key to this manoeuvre is quick hands, slow feet -- fast steering and slow speed via good clutch control. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Look at the layout of the car park. Use your mirrors, check your position and keep your speed down so the steering has the maximum effect and gives you time to make corrections. Look out for pedestrians. Make sure your vehicle is squarely parked between the white lines in one space. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Look at the layout of the car park. Use your mirrors, check your position and keep your speed down so the steering has the maximum effect and gives you time to make corrections. Look out for pedestrians. Make sure your vehicle is squarely parked between the white lines in one space. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

You will be required to stop alongside a vehicle that is parked at the kerb with a space of about two car lengths behind it. You have to reverse safely into the space and stop parallel and reasonably close to the kerb. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information Parking Sensors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm-U_oCATbE

This is a useful manoeuvre where there isn't a side road on the left. This is also known as the 'Taxi Manoeuvre' that can be used on the test for Taxi driver's. All-round observation is even more important on a right-hand reverse because you're on the wrong side of the road in the path of oncoming traffic. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Using reverse gear is difficult for new drivers. The car steers differently, the front wheels become, in effect, the rear ones. When you drive forward you can see the car turning when you steer. In reverse, you have to wait for the steering to take effect. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

When parking, try and do this well away from bends, junctions and hilltops. These are all places where the driver's view is already restricted and parking your car in an unsafe place will increase the danger by focing others on the wrong side of the road. This video clip shows the correct way to secure your vehicle when parking downhill. If your handbrake fails the gear should still hold the vehicle but if all fails, because you have turned your wheel the vehicle should hold on the kerb. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

When braking in any emergency:- * Don't signal - you need both hands to control the streering. * Don't make a special point of looking in the mirror - you should know what's behind you anyway. * Stop as quickly and safely as possible, keeping your vehicle under control. * Look all around before moving off again. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

When parking, try and do this well away from bends, junctions and hilltops. These are all places where the driver's view is already restricted and parking your car in an unsafe place will increase the danger by focing others on the wrong side of the road. This video clip shows the correct way to secure your vehicle when parking uphill. If your handbrake fails the gear should still hold the vehicle but if all fails, because you have turned your wheel the vehicle will not roll because it will rest on the kerb. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

This is a series of clips to show different types of junctions with right turns. A junction is a point where two or more roads meet. Junctions are hazards where there is a greater risk of an accident occurring. Treat them with great care, no matter how easy they look. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

The approved method of making a downhill start is to use the footbrake to hold the car during take-up of the clutch. The aim is to prevent the vehicle from rolling forward down the hill whist moving away. This video shows the most effective method of doing this. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Use the same drill as for moving off straight ahead but now you have to ask yourself, What angle should I move out? How far will this take me into the road? This video shows the most effective method of moving off at an angle. DON'T signal and move out regardless. DON'T sit with the signal showing when you can't move out safely. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

To accelerate and move away efficently you should start gently pressing the gas pedal (accelerator) and then slowly raise the clutch. Continue accelerating gently as you let the clutch up. If the car jerks, you need to let the clutch up more slowly or press the gas pedal a little more. If the engine roars, use less pressure on the gas or let the clutch up a little further. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

The steering wheel should normally be controlled with both hands. Turning the wheel as far as it will go is called 'full lock'. The amount of lock varies from vehicle to vehicle. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

Always avoid looking down at the gear lever. You should have a mental picture of the gear layout. This will enable you to change gear without looking at the diagram on top of the gear lever. Your eyes should be on the road. With practice, changing gear becomes second nature. Vist http://www.2Pass.co.uk The complete resource for all your FREE Learner Driver information

          
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