Turning Manoeuvres

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  • Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 8.00.48 AMRight Turns
    In order to turn a right turn effectively, you must first position your vehicle in the lane that is closest to the right side of the road

    ASSESS
    Is a right turn permitted at this intersection?
    Scan the intersection
    Check the rear-view mirrors and blind spot
    Is this manoeuvre safe?

    PREPARE
    Activate your right turn signal
    Tap the brake and reduce speed
    Move to the right side of your lane (1 – 1.5m from the curb)
    Scan the intersection once again
    Re-check your mirrors and blind spot

    EXECUTE
    Once the front wheels reach the curve of the curb,
    Look through the turn, and steer hand over hand following the intended path
    Release the brake
    Look through the turn, and steer hand over hand following the intended path
    Accelerate gently
    Straighten the steering and accelerate smoothly to normal speed
    Confirm that signal light has disengaged

  • Multiple Right Turn Lanes

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    If there is more than one designated right turn lane on the roadway, enter and exit into the corresponding lane on the new road way.
    Be on the look out for drivers that may cross or drift out of their lane in turns like this.

     

     

     

  • Left Turns

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    Turn from the furthest left turn lane on the roadway on a one-way road, this means the lane closest to the left side of the road
    On a two-lane road, this is the lane nearest to the yellow centre line

    ASSESS
    Is a left turn permitted at this intersection?
    Scan the intersection
    Check the rear-view mirrors and blind spot
    Is this manoeuvre safe?

    PREPARE
    Activate the left turn signal
    Tap the brake and reduce speed
    Advance until the front of your vehicle reaches the centre of the intersection
    Scan the intersection once again – if pedestrians are in intersection, wait with tires straight ahead
    Re-check your mirrors and blind spot

    EXECUTE
    Aim to the centre of the intended lane
    Release the brake
    Look through the turn, and steer hand over hand following the intended path
    Aim to where you want to go
    Accelerate gently
    Straighten the steering and accelerate smoothly to normal speed
    Confirm that signal light has disengaged
    As soon as turn is completed, move to the right lane (where possible) leaving the left lane open as it is for passing

  • Multiple Left Turn Lanes

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    If there is more than one designated left turn lane on the roadway, enter and exit into the corresponding lane on the new road way.
    Be on the look out for drivers that may cross or drift out of their lane in turns like this.
    To reduce the risk, avoid turning alongside another vehicle (keep your vehicle ahead or behind it in the adjacent lane)

     

     

  • From A Two-Way to A One-Way
    The lane that you should enter is the one nearest the curb. Stop or begin the turn when the front of your vehicle reaches the crosswalk.

    From A One-Way to A Two-Way
    On a one-way road, position your vehicle at the left side of the roadway.

    If necessary, access this lane at least 70m before the intersection
    The same procedure for a two-way to two-way intersection applies

    Wrong Lane for a Turn
    In ALL turning situations, if you are in the wrong lane to turn, continue straight through the intersection and get into the correct lane to turn at the next intersection.

    Turning About
    A turning manoeuvre where one turns the vehicle from one direction to travel in the complete opposite direction
    U-Turns Require a wide roadway to perform, and is illegal in some places
    In urban areas, it is better to perform a turn around the block

    Three-Point Turns
    Can be performed in a variety of ways including heading or backing on to a driveway on the right or left (preferable) turning on the roadway (dangerous as oncoming traffic will be coming behind you)

  • Driving Into A Driveway On Your Left

    ASSESS
    Check the driveway and area for hazards, safety, and obstructions
    Is this 3-point turn safe?

    PREPARE Signal
    Check the driveway again
    Proceed as for a left turn

    EXECUTE
    Aim to the centre of the driveway
    Steer sharply will moving slowly
    As you enter the driveway, countersteer to centre the vehicle in the driveway
    Stop when rear of vehicle passes sidewalk
    Back into a right turn, reverse slowly being aware of what is going on around the vehicle
    Steer into nearest lane and enter first lane of traffic
    Countersteer to centre vehicle in the lane
    Shift into DRIVE (D)
    Check mirrors and blind spot
    Aim down the roadway, and accelerate to normal speed
    Cancel the turn signal

  • 3-Point Turn On The Roadway

    ASSESS
    This manoeuvre is a last resort. Do you have any other options? Is the manoeuvre safe?

    PREPARE
    Perform a right lane change and stop your vehicle at the right edge of the road
    Activate left turn signal
    Check oncoming traffic, mirrors and blind spot

    EXECUTE
    Advance slowly and steer sharply
    As you approach the opposite curb, countersteer and stop
    Activate the right turn signal and shift into reverse
    Check traffic in all directions
    Assume position for backing up into a right turn
    Reverse slowly, steering right sharply. Before you stop, steer in the opposite direction to straighten the vehicle
    Activate right turn signal, check traffic in all directions. Aim where you want to go, and accelerate to normal speed
    Check mirrors and blind spot, verify that turn signal is off