3. Steering

3. Steering

Introduction

While getting better at moving off, stopping, smoother gear changes and starting to understand clutch control a bit better,  it’s now time to move onto the next lesson of steering namely the pull-push method of steering.  This method stops you from crossing your hands, ensuring you steer safely while going around corners.

So before you move onto the next part of your driving training it is very important that you have: –

● Better clutch control.
● Smooth gear changing with little or no conscious thoughts.
● Understand the pull-push method of steering.

Teaching strategy
Your instructor will prompt you as much as needed from your last lessons…cockpit drill, gear changes, hand, foot controls, move off and stopping. Also your instructor will give you talk through to a level to suit your training… full talk through then reducing to either prompt or independent.

Lesson aims
The aim of today’s lesson is to use the pull-push method of steering (complete the following car-park exercises), while looking well ahead keeping the car on course while maintaining full control of the training vehicle.
Objectives

Your objective will to be as independent as possible and by the end of your lesson be able to use  the pull-push method of steering with little or no help from your instructor.

Subject brief
During this lesson you will learn how to:-
● Improve P.O.M, P.O.S.M and moving off and stopping.
● Learn how to get to a give way or stop line.
● How to turn left, right and emerge.

During this lesson you will learn how to keep your car on course and under full control using the pull-push method of steering while going in a straight line and turning corners.

This method ensures that you keep both hands in contact with the wheel at all times and that the wheel is never allowed to spin out of control.

The most important rule about steering is that you not only steer with your hands but also with your eyes! You do this by looking where you want to go. This tells your brain what to do with your hands.
Your peripheral vision i.e. your vision to each side helps you to keep your road position.                            
Reflect & review
So remember your instructor is there to HELP you, so on your driving lesson if you have any uncertainties or need anything rewording or recapping to make things any clearer, just ask. Your training vehicle is fitted with dual controls and, if necessary will be used throughout your lesson. They are in place for your safety, so we can step in to keep you safe. So don’t worry if any issues arise, we will aid and guide you VERBALLY or PHYSICALLY.

Risk management
Physical control of your vehicle:-
● The aim is for you, the student, to have full control of this lesson with you making decisions as best you can.
● Your instructor’s job is to analyse any faults that may occur in this lesson and put them right. Q&A and talk about any issues that arise on the drive.

Level of instruction on your lesson
● Full talk through.
● Prompt.
● Independent.

End of lesson
● Feedback at the end of your lesson.
● Student’s responsibility during lesson and improvement.
● Plan for the next lesson.
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