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The Driving Companion

Unit 2: Task 11 - The 3-point turn

Learning Outcome

(a) The learner will be able to select a safe and suitable location to do the 3-point turn; and
(b) The learner will be able to turn the vehicle around safely and competently within the boundaries of a carriageway that is narrower than the turning circle of the vehicle while maintaining full control of the vehicle.

Assessment Standard

The learner will accurately perform parts (a) and (b) of this task together without assistance.
The assessment will be a demonstration on at least two consecutive but separate occasions.

Requirements

(a) Selecting a location for the 3-point turn

  1. (a) Select a safe location in accordance with Task 10, steps 1(a) to 3(a), except reversing to complete the manoeuvre will be required; and
  2. (a) Choose a location where there is no obstruction (posts etc.) on the left footpath near the kerb, just forward of the front passenger's door (reversing area during the 3-point turn).

(b) The 3-Point turn (U-turn including reversing)

  1. (b) Comply with Task 10, steps 1(b) to 3(b) in the simple U-turn;
  2. (b) About 1 metre from the right kerb and while keeping the vehicle moving (optional), turn the steering wheel quickly to the left;
  3. (b) Stop before touching the kerb;
  4. (b) Select reverse gear, apply the handbrake if required (holding the button in - optional) and check both directions and behind;
  5. (b) Move off in reverse without rolling or stalling, under full control;
  6. (b) About 1 metre from the kerb while keeping the vehicle moving (optional), steer quickly to the right and prepare to move off down the road without additional steering (except for straightening);
  7. (b) Stop before touching the kerb;
  8. (b) Select first gear* or 'Drive'**, apply the handbrake if required (holding the button in - optional) and check both ways for traffic;
  9. (b) If safe, move off down the road maintaining full control of the vehicle without over-steering (Aim high in steering); and
  10. (b) Perform all steps 1(b) to 9(b) in the above sequence.

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