By now you should be independent with your moving off/stopping, clutch control, gear changes including P.O.M, and be able to move off from the side of the road. Also you should be getting better at reading the road in front, beside and even behind your vehicle while you are driving so it’s time to develop your skill with static hazards like chicanes, speed bumps and passing places (awareness and planning).
On this lesson your instructor will reduce their instruction as appropriate on any previous topics covered and give you as much support on the M.S.P.S.G.L/ L.A.D.A routines. These routines will be used when meeting traffic calming measures in addition to improving the skills learnt last lesson i.e. adequate clearance when passing stationary vehicles and meeting traffic.
The hazard and L.A.D.A routine during this lesson will be will be given by your instructor to a level to suit you… full talk through then reducing to either prompt or independent.
The aim of today’s lesson is to learn how incorporate the hazard and L.A.D.A routine into negotiating chicanes, speed bumps and passing places and know how to hold back safely and what speed to negotiate them.
During this lesson you will be assessed on your general drive but your instructor will be giving you as much support as you need.
Your objective will to be as independent as possible on your general drive, you will be given as much help on the new topic brief as required and by the end of your lesson be able to negotiate chicanes, speed bumps and passing places, whilst also improving your road position and use of your mirrors with little or no help from your instructor.
Traffic calming measures were designed to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists in the 1930s. The aims were to encourage safer, more responsible driving and potentially reduce traffic flow. Urban planners and traffic engineers have many strategies for traffic calming, including narrowed roads and speed bumps. This will reduce deaths but has the capacity to increase rear end shunts.