The Yard Test

In order to learn and practise the various manoeuvres the practice area must provide for the following:

Light Motor Vehicles

  • For the three-point turn in the road – A road 9m wide and 12m long with a vertical kerb on both sides.
  • For the incline start – A gradient of at least 1 in 15 but not steeper than 1 in 10, with a Stop sign and a Stop line on the gradient.
  • For Alley Docking (from left and right) – A road 2.5m wide with a curse into a 6m deep alley, and obstacles.
  • For parallel parking – A parking bay 7m long and 2.6m wide with a vertical kerb on one side and obstacles.

Example:

A car parallel parking
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Heavy Motor Vehicles or Trailer

  • For Alley Docking (from left only)  A level road with a curve into an alley.
  • For a left turn – A level road with a curve.
  • For reversing in a straight line – An area 40m long and 4m wide.
  • For the incline start – A gradient of at least 1 in 15 but not steeper than 1 in 10, with a Stop sign and a Stop line on the gradient.

Example:
 
A truck reversing in a straight line
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