MANOEUVRES

 

The following are VERY BRIEF instructions of your manoeuvres for when you have done them in the Hooter's cars, reminding you, mainly, of your reference points - DO NOT forget everything else you've been taught on your lessons!

 
 
Biggest thing people fail on for manoeuvres is OBSERVATIONS!!!!! 
REMEMBER  - HEADLESS CHICKEN!!
 

DO NOT STARE IN THE MIRRORS!!

 

TURN IN THE ROAD

 

Clutch down, into 1st, find bite/lift

(Once got bite, go down £1 coin)

Cover FB, hand on HB, Check round (kiss the parrots) L-R

Clear? If not, wait & check round again.

If yes....feel for lift, HB down, very slow car,

As soon as moving steer FULL LOCK RIGHT.

(get all steer on before half way across road)

Check up & down road 2-3 times

Almost horizontal & kerb just below wing mirror

One hour off left (white dot at 6 o'clock)

Clutch down, gently brake, HB on!

 Into Reverse, find bite/lift

 (Once got bite, go down £1 coin)

Cover FB, hand on HB, Check round (kiss parrots) R-L

Stay looking out back over left shoulder

Clear? If not, wait & check round again.

If yes....feel for lift, HB down, very slow car,

As soon as moving steer FULL LOCK LEFT

(get all steer on before half way across road)

Check up & down road & behind 2-3 times

Kerb in corner of window (into blue dot)

One hour off right (white dot a t 6 o'clock)

Clutch down, gently brake, HB on!

Into 1st, set gas, find bite/lift,

 (Once got bite, go down £1 coin)

Hand on HB, Check round (kiss parrots) L-R

Clear? If not, wait & check round again.

If yes....feel for lift, HB down, very slow car

As soon as moving big steers RIGHT

CHECK UP & DOWN 2-3 TIMES ON LAST PULL FORWARD!

Drive on, check inside mirror before build speed up

IF CAN'T DO IN 3 DO IN 5 - DO NOT RISK IT!


 

 

COMMON FAULTS ON TURN IN THE ROAD

No observations (parrots) before the handbrake goes down or before moving off

Not checking up and down the road on way forward

Rolling (not got bite/bum lift)

Not getting steering on quick enough

Not taking one steer off (only vital on a narrow road!)

Not checking around & out the rear window on the reverse

Putting it in to the wrong gear

Not getting it to the reference points

Going too fast

Dry steering

Not seeing & stopping for anything going round you

Not checking up and down road on the last pull forward

Hitting/Mounting the Kerb

Not appyling the handbrake before putting it in to neutral 

 Taking too long

 

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 LEFT REVERSE ROUND A CORNER

  

The Examiner will park you up before the corner and ask you to reverse round the corner up ahead!

Clutch down, into 1st, set gas , find bite/lift

 (once got bite, go down a £1 coin)

Before moving out check round (kiss parrots) L-R

Clear? If not, wait & check round again.

If yes....feel for lift, HB down, using clutch control drive slowly passed road to reverse into.

Look in to road to see if there's any parked vehciles/obstructions

Vehicles there - tell him, if clear - carry on forwards

Check inside mirror, signal left if necessary

DO NOT PARK UP (use ref point given on wiper)

Don't go too far forwards - just so can see corner in big mirror.

Stop, HB on, into reverse, signal off (if on)

Find bite/lift (down £1), cover FB, hand on HB, Check round (kiss the parrots) R-L

Clear? If not, wait & check round again.

If yes....feel for lift, HB down, very slow car,

Sit TALL & FORWARDS

Reverse till corner disappears out of BIG mirror, then STOP.

Check colour, check right mirror, right shoulder & behind into road, put steer on

RED is REDuced to 45

 YELLOW is 60

GREEN is the greatest at 75

(there's no half hour/30 mins steers on this!!!)

 Use LITTLE mirror to guide you round corner

TOO WIDE = steer TOWARDS the kerb 15 mins

TOO CLOSE = steer AWAY from the kerb 15 mins

Keep checking Parrots!!

Kerb your side of the bump in the back window

STEER RIGHT TO PUT RIGHT - VERY quickly

5 mins to correct on straight (not 15)

Go back 2-3 car lengths.

Stop, HB & neutral - finished!

Back into 1st, set gas, find bite, MUST check round (kiss parrots) L-R

Move off when safe.

Once moving, signal for end of road.

 



 

                             
 
STOP CAR if ANYONE or ANYTHING is going round/coming towards you at ANYTIME!!!
If had to stop the car for any reason, make sure you check round AGAIN before continuing!

  

COMMON FAULTS ON LEFT REVERSE

No observations (parrots) before the handbrake goes down or before moving off

(to drive on up to the corner, when parked up before it nor to start the reverse round the corner)

Not checking down the road your reversing into as you're going passed

Parking up to start just before the corner - it's NOT a parking manoeuvre

Not signalling if there's anything coming towards/behind you as you're parking up to start the manoeuvre 

Rolling (not got bite/bum lift)

Not doing correct steering

Not checking around & out the rear window enough

Putting it in to the wrong gear

Not stopping at the reference point

Not checking right mirror and over right & left shoulders BEFORE putting steering on

Going too fast

Dry steering

Not seeing & stopping for anything going round you 

Staring in the mirror

Not being at right reference point to straighten up - kerb on bump in back window?

Over steering on the straight (snaking) 

Hitting/Mounting the Kerb 

No obserations (parrots) to move off again after finshed the manoeuvre

Not appyling the handbrake before putting it in to neutral 

 

 Taking too long

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REVERSE ROUND A CAR/PARALLEL PARK

 

 

The Examiner will get you to park up before the target vehicle ahead.

Clutch down, into 1st, set gas , find bite/lift

 (once got bite, go down a £1 coin)

Before moving out check round (kiss parrots) L-R

Clear? If not, wait & check round again.

If yes....feel for lift, HB down, use clutch control to slowly move forward

 

Check behind as pulling along side vehicle - signal if necessary

Pull next to and slightly infront of target vehicle, so front/back half way down instructors window

 

 

 

Clutch down, into Reverse, find bite/lift, cancel signal if on.

 (once got bite, go down a £1 coin)

Before moving out check round (kiss parrots) L-R

Clear? If not, wait & check round again.


If yes....feel for lift, HB down, clutch control

 Reverse slowly go back until the target vehicle disappears behind instructors seat and then STOP!

Check RIGHT MIRROR, RIGHT SHOULDER and BEHIND

 

Steer ONE HOUR LEFT - quickly

 

 

 

KEEP CHECKING PARROTS!

 

KERB UNDER DOOR HANDLE in BIG mirror

 

TWO HOURS RIGHT - quickly

 

 

 

 

KEEP CHECKING PARROTS!

 

 

Watch in front to see when straight.

When parallel to KERB ONE HOUR LEFT very fast and stop so tyres to tarmac.

HB and into neutral.

1-2-1

1 LEFT 2 RIGHT 1 LEFT

 Check all way round before move out again and keep checking up and down road till out and on way!

 

 


 

   

 


 

 

(kerb still above the door handle)                           (kerb now below door handle)

 


 


 
STOP CAR if ANYONE or ANYTHING is going round/coming towards you at ANYTIME!!!
If had to stop the car for any reason, make sure you check round AGAIN before continuing!
 

 

TOO WIDE?

 

whilst in reverse and unbelievably slow car - do

 

ANOTHER 1 LEFT

 

(so kerb ON door handle in little mirror this time),

 

2 RIGHT

 

immediately do 1 LEFT

 

& then take forwards so tyres to tarmac.

 

 

 

 

 

 TOO CLOSE?

 

 

If TOO CLOSE/GOING to HIT - STOP!!!

 

Take forwards and take ONE HOUR quickly back off to the LEFT

 

 

(until kerb ON door handle in little mirror)

 

Back in to reverse, take back, put that ONE HOUR quickly back on to the RIGHT

 

(cos of limited space - steer like a mad woman),

 

when parallel to kerb ONE HOUR back to LEFT

 

& take back so tyres to tarmac. 

 

 

 

 

COMMON FAULTS ON PARALLEL PARK

No observations (parrots) before the handbrake goes down or before moving off

(to pull off the park next to the car nor before starting the reverse round the car)

Not checking behind as slowing down to park next to the car

Not signalling if there's anything coming towards/behind you as you're parking up to start the manoeuvre

Rolling (not got bite/bum lift)

Not doing correct steering - enough and the right way

Not checking around & out the rear window enough

Putting it in to the wrong gear

Not stopping at the reference point

Not checking right mirror and over right & left shoulders BEFORE putting steering on

Going too fast

Dry steering

Not seeing & stopping for anything going round you 

Staring in the mirror

Taking last steer off too early/to late - end up wonky or hitting the kerb

not being tyres to tarmac - no more, no less

Hitting/Mounting the Kerb 

Not appyling the handbrake before putting it in to neutral

No obserations (parrots) to move off again after finshed the manoeuvre 

Not doing a couple of checks up & down the road as move out from behind the car to drive on

Taking too long

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BAY PARKING

 



 

 


If tight on the 'PEEPING LINE' keep your steering on until back wheels are in the bay, off and over line, then steer like mad the opposite way till the car is straight, then steer back the other way to straighten the wheels.

If tight on opposite line (line next you on a right bay,  line on passenger side on left bay) take a very quick ONE HOUR of steering off, keep off till back wheels are in the bay, off and over the line, then put that HOUR back on again, then steer the back other way quick when straight to straighten the wheels.

 It'll make sense when you do it!!

 

COMMON FAULTS ON BAY PARKING

No observations (parrots) before the handbrake goes down or before moving off

 

Not being in the right position to start (car's width)

Rolling (not got bite/bum lift)

Steering the wrong way for the bay

Not checking around & out the rear window enough

Putting it in to the wrong gear

Not stopping at the reference point

Not checking right mirror and over right & left shoulders BEFORE putting steering on

Going too fast

Dry steering

Not seeing & stopping for anything going round you 

Staring in the mirror

Taking last steer off too early/to late - end up wonky or on line

Not being far enough back (line behind wing mirror)

Hitting/Mounting the Kerb behind

Not doing correction steers quick enough and not enough

Not appyling the handbrake before putting it in to neutral

No obserations (parrots) to move off again after finshed the manoeuvre 

Taking too long

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DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOUR MANOEUVRES - EVEN IF ITS GONE WRONG, PULL FORWARD AND TRY AGAIN - FINISH IT!
 
ANY MANOEUVRE - IF HE ASKES IF YOU'RE FINISHED - YOU'RE NOT!!!
 THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG/MISSING -
DO NOT LEAVE IT, YOU WILL FAIL - CORRECT IT!!!