Reverse into a limited opening (15th July 2012)

Reverse into a limited opening
(15th July 2012)

Sharp Corners – The Basics

Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.
1.  Pull up using MSM (Mirrors Signal Manoeuvre), ½ a door’s width from the kerb, 2 car lengths’ beyond the junction
2.  Find the Biting Point
3.  Check mirrors, blind spot, mirrors
4.  Release the parking brake
5.  Reverse until the corner of the RSW (Rear Side Window) is level with the kerb
6.  Turn the steering wheel full lock to the left
7.  Check your right hand shoulder
8.  Look in the back window for the kerb in the corner
9.  Turn the steering wheel back ½ a turn
10. When your point of reference  appears at the kerb edge,  turn steering wheel back 1 turn.

Remember to check your mirrors, blind spot and mirrors again before moving away following your successful manoeuvre.

Semi – Sharp Corners
Note – this works well in my car for 95% of pupils. You will probably have to alter reference points and eventually, I expect pupils to do this without them, but it is a good system for promoting understanding of how the car responds.
The Basics
1.  Pull up using MSM (Mirrors Signal Manoeuvre), ½ a door’s width from               the kerb, 2 car lengths’ beyond the junction
2.  Find the Biting Point
3.  Check mirrors, blind spot, mirrors
4.  Release the parking brake
5.  Reverse until the corner of the rear side window is on the coping stone
6.  Check your right hand shoulder
7.  Follow the coping stone until you see the grid (In Rear Side Window)
8.  Turn the steering wheel full lock to the left.
9.  Check your right hand shoulder
10. Look in the back window for the kerb in the corner
11.Turn the steering wheel back ½ a turn
12. When your point of reference appears on the copingstone, turn steering wheel back 1 turn.

Remember to check your mirrors, blind spot and mirrors again before moving away following your successful manoeuvre.

Published by Hilary Hughes

Lady Driving Instructor / Automatic Car

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