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.
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.
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.
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.
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.