Driving Lessons Southbourne, Bournemouth


Driving Lessons Southbourne, Bournemouth

Impact School of Motoring have offered driving lessons in Southbourne, Bournemouth for many years. With our extensive experience we would like to give pupils some advice. Most of these posts include the most difficult junction in the area, however Southbourne is mainly used by driving instructors for learning the reversing manoeuvres, so I would like to take this opportunity to give some tips on how to reverse around a left hand corner.

 Driving Lessons Southbourne, Bournemouth

 I think you would agree that you hardly ever see a fully qualified driver reversing around a corner to the left, so why would they ask you to do it for your driving test? It is required to ensure you have the basic steering and speed control when travelling in reverse. This is so you are able to carry out tasks like reversing into your driveway safely and under control. One common misconception is that you have to be about 6 inches from the kerb all the way around the corner. This is not true. Keeping in mind that this is a test of basic control you would be allowed far more than this to still be considered safe. I’m not going to explain the entire manoeuvre here as that is usually best to go through just before you practise it. I am just going to give a few tips and key points to help you complete the manoeuvre easier. Firstly, keep the car slow, this is a crawl pace at which the car has no momentum, if you were to put the clutch down a little the car would come to a stop almost instantly. Make sure you know where you are going to start turning the wheel. Many instructors use points on the car related to points on the kerb to help you understand where to turn. This will work well for their car however be aware that all cars have different size rear and side windows, so when you get your own car you will need to assess the turning points for yourself. Before you start to turn ensure you look all around you as the front of your car will be about to swing out to the right. Now when you steer around the corner I would like you to keep in mind that not every corner is the same. Instructors will often suggest to their pupils to start with a 3/4 or full turn to the left to bring the car around the corner. This is just a starting point. I find many pupils then try to treat this as a set system and are then lost when they try a different corner with a wider or shallower curve. You should start with your set amount of steering, however look far down the road you are going into and assess how well the steering is taking you around the corner. If necessary adjust this steering to ensure you are heading in the right direction. I’ve just mentioned looking far back down the road. This is the main thought I would like to leave you with. Many learners try to just use their mirrors or put all their focus on the kerb just next to the car or look at the movement of the front of the car. The best place to focus for most of the manoeuvre is to where you would like the car to finish.

We have driving instructors who are able to provide both Manual and Automatic driving lessons in Southbourne, Bournemouth.  Our driving school is always looking to expand and we are currently looking for more experienced and friendly A.D.I’s to cover Southbourne and surrounding areas.

Please contact Impact School of Motoring if you are looking for driving lessons in and around Southbourne:

Contact : 01202 666001    Visit : Driving Lessons Southbourne, Bournemouth

Email : andy@impactdriving.co.uk

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