Along with mastering the expected general driving skills, a key part of all driving tuition is mastering the essential driving manoeuvres. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting some of the essential manoeuvres starting with another of the basics – the turn in the road.

What is the Purpose of this Manoeuvre?

The purpose of the turn in the road is to learn how to turn the car to ensure that the result is the car facing the opposite direction to which is started.

This is achieved by using a combination of your steering skills as well as the forward and reverse gears.

Increasing Skill Set

By the time you reach the stage where you are learning this, you will have mastered all the component skills which are required in order to successfully complete this manoeuvre; i.e. an angled start along with the ability to reverse to both the left and the right.

SDF Tip – The key to this manoeuvre is fast steering and slow speed via good clutch control

Smooth and Accurate Movements

As with all manoeuvres, one of the most important aspects of the process is demonstrating to the examiner that you have the ideal technique to complete the move quickly and accurately.

During your lessons with us, we will explain this manoeuvre, along with the others, via a step by step guide and will provide you with plenty of reference points on the way to make the turn in the road procedure easier for you to complete successfully.

By performing the turn in the road on your test exactly as you have learned during your tuition, you will have no problems passing this section of the driving test.

The following video from explores this in further detail.