The Road Test

Stopping in Traffic

  1. Check the rear-view mirrors.
  2. Decelerate.
  3. Brake timeously, smoothly and progressively without locking wheels and in complete control, keeping both hands on the steering wheel.
  4. Disengage clutch just before vehicle is brought to a complete standstill, without labouring or stalling the engine.
  5. Obtain and/or maintain clear space behind or alongside obstruction or road user, where applicable. (Approximately 4 – 5 metres behind the vehicle ahead)..
  6. Stop in accordance with road traffic signs, signals, rules and markings.
  7. Apply the handbrake, if necessary.
  8. HMV: Release the foot brake only after ensuring that the handbrake is holding.
  9. Select neutral, if necessary.

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