The turn in the road manoeuvre is used all the time in every day driving. The turn in the road manoeuvre is no longer tested in the UK driving test, but it is important to be able to complete this manoeuvre to enable you to turn your vehicle around in a safe manner. Remember to pick a safe area to turn your vehicle, approaching vehicles must be able to see you on approach.
The key to successfully completing this manoeuvre is to keep your vehicle at a slow speed and steer quickly.
- Prepare the vehicle to move, get a gentle bite with the clutch if required.
- Check all around including your blind spot, if clear move off slowly.
- Steer full lock right observing as you cross the road.
- Just before stopping counter steer to straighten your wheels then stop before you hit the curb.
- Hand brake on, engage reverse gear, get a gentle bite if required.
- Observe right, left and then to the rear.
- If safe, move off slowly, steer full lock left.
- Keep checking all around. As you approach the curb look over your right shoulder at the curb. Counter steer to straighten your wheels then stop before you hit the curb.
- Hand brake on, engage first gear, find a gentle bite if you need one.
- Check left, right and left again, if clear move off and steer right.
- Check your rear and right mirror as you drive off.