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  • K 53 YARD & ROAD TEST

    SOBER UP DRIVING SCHOOL K53 YARD & ROAD TEST

    THE FISRT PHASE IS THE PRE-TRIP INSPECTION(BOTH INTERIOR & EXTERIOR),ALLEY DOCKING,PARALLEL PARKING,THE

    THREE-POINT TURN,AND THE INCLINE START.THE WHOLE TEST YARD MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 20 MINUTES.ROAD

    TEST DON’T TAKE MORE THAN TWENTY MINUTES.

    1. PRE- TRIP INSPECTION (EXTERIOR)

    It must be done in less than five minutes, you must be brief and straight to the point. Start from the driver’s door unticlockwise. 

    -check for any leaks and obstruction underneath and on top of your vehicle

    -check all the doors that they open & close as well as windows(all 4)

    -side mirrors are not broken, stable and clean(both left &right)

    -the windscreen must be clean and no cracks

    -lift the wipers up and say the blade is not torn/perished(leave them up)(both)

    -check tyres for air pressure, sidewall damage, tread depth & nuts are tight(all 4)

    -the lights and reflectors not dirty or broken(all 4)

    -bonnet & bumper are secure(under bonnet check for water,oil,brake fluid & the condition of the fan belt.

    -check the registration plate for damage,cleanliness,stability and validity

    -check the license token & certificate of fitness disc(if applicable) for validity.

    -check the seat belt for stability & damage.

    -check the fuel cap(secure and not leaking)

    -the boot must be secure and mention that the spare wheel, jack and spanner should be checked.

    -rear bumper and exhaust are secure.

    -for truck check the chevron for damage, cleanleness, stability and validity

    2. PRE-TRIP INPECTION (INTERIOR)

    -open the drivers door get inside and close, wind down the window and put the key into the ignition switch.the examiner

    will then ask the following:

    -operate the driver’s lights(bright and deem).check the front ,rear and stop lights

    -operate the indicators ,on both sides(front and rear)

    -operate the wipers(the examiner will put them down)

    -operate the hooter

    The examiner will then get into the front passenger seat and close the door, after which you will say the following:

    -all doors are locked, the parking brake is in the up position, the gear is in neutral and there are no obstructions on the

    floor(anything that can roll under your foot pedals and cause a problem),anything blocking view through the front or back

    window.

    3.EXPLANATION OF THE TEST YARD

    There is no fixed sequence in the test yard, so you could start with any of the parking procedures.

    1. ALLEY DOCKING

    The sequence vary with different traffic departments and examiners

    -park your car in the block and and put your hand brake up

    -when parking from the left, first observation

    1.rear view mirror, side mirror left, blind sport left, signal

    2nd observation sequence (full observation) blind sport right, left mirror, rear view mirror, side mirror left then blind sport

    left.

    -select a gear

    -move and check the last blind sport on your right before turning your steering

    Do the same sequence on the right handside,when you switch of the car while you are moving or trying to move off make

    sure it does not roll. Start the procedure all over again.

    You allowed a second attempt if you don’t roll, touch any poles, if your indicator does not have an automatic cancelling

    switch and you leave it on after you stop, you loose points.

    2. PARALLELL PARKING

    -use the same sequence of observation as in alley docking, make sure you don’t touch the pavement or poles with your

    tyres.

    3. TURN IN THE ROAD/THREE POINT TURN

    -you must make three movements only and use the same procedure of observation in alley docking. If you don’t complete

    your turn in three moves you fail.

    4.THE INCLINE START

    -hand brake up and put your gear on neutral,move into drive after you follow all the observation procedure.(that’s the end

    of the yard test)

    THE ROAD TEST

    -360 degrees observation must be done before moving off or indicating, follow the observation procedure. While driving

    during the road test you must check your mirrors 5-8 seconds. Don’t drive over white lines. you must not use one gear for a

    long time, don’t look at the gear lever whilst changing gears, don’t put your gear into neutral before stopping (you loose

    points)

    HAND SIGNALING

    You will be asked to do the hand signals, the left hand signal, the right hand signal, the overtaking hand signal, the slow

    down hand signal & the stop hand signal. Also be prepared for an emergency stop that must be done without switching of

    your car.

    Lane changing use the same observation procedure and rear view mirror to be checked always when overtaking-Good luck

    and remember God helps those who put effort in doing things, so keep trying until you win in whatever you do in life.