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The Driving Companion

Unit 1: Task 3 - Moving off from the kerb

Learning Outcome

The learner will be able to move off from the left kerb in a safe and efficient manner with the vehicle under full control at the first attempt.

Assessment Standard

The learner will accurately perform this task without assistance.

The assessment will be a demonstration on at least two consecutive but separate occasions.


Moving off from the kerb
  1. If the park brake is not applied, correctly apply it;
  2. Check the centre mirror, then the right mirror, then signal right for at least 5 seconds;
  3. Push clutch pedal down (manuals) / Right foot on footbrake (automatics);
  4. Select first gear (manuals) / Select 'Drive' (automatics);
  5. Apply appropriate power, (and for manuals) clutch to 'friction point';
  6. Check the centre mirror again, then the right mirror, then over the right shoulder (blind spot check) for traffic (from driveways, roads opposite and U-turning traffic);
  7. If safe, look forward, release the park brake;
  8. Accelerate smoothly away from the kerb without stalling or rolling back, and cancel the signal; and
  9. Perform all steps 1 to 8 in sequence.

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