Hello everybody I’m Chris. We’re going to have a look at the ‘turn in the road’ or as it used to be called a ‘three point turn’. This is peoples preferable manoeuvre to carry out on the driving test. The object of this manoeuvre is turn the car around. Normally in three turns using forward and reverse gears. Also remembering to observe for other road users continuously. When starting this manoeuvre make sure that you start in a safe, convenient and legal place. You certainly don’t want to do this on a busy road where there is other people about. In this first part of the video I will be occasionally pausing it to highlight certain points of this manoeuvre . First thing to consider will be the camber of the road. It doesn’t look much but it will affect us during this manoeuvre. We first need to prepare the car. So it will be clutch down, into first gear and then we get the gas and biting point. It’s important to get the biting point here as we’ll be going over the camber up hill slightly. Now we check all around, mirrors, blind spot. We won’t need to signal or other road users will think that we’re driving off. Then as soon as you release the handbrake we will steer full lock, maximum to the right. make sure that the car moves when you do this or otherwise it’s called dry steering and it wears out your tyres As you steer round to the right, I can’t emphasise enough how much that you have to look around… A LOT! Looking left and right continuously looking out especially for pedestrians and cyclists. Now as you get half way across the road the camber of the road will go down hill slightly so be prepared to lower the clutch down and brake a little. Before you stop it’s good to steer a little to the left as this helps for the reversing part. Once you’ve stopped we then put the handbrake on and put it into reverse gear But how do we know when to stop on this first forward part? Well the kerb will look like it goes under the right-hand door mirror. Before you reverse, make sure that you observe around. Make sure that you check the back window as well that’s especially important. If another vehicle approaches you make sure that you wait, see what they’re going to do if they do leave you enough space to finish then maybe it will be safe for you to carry on. Because we are reversing up a camber it’s important to make sure that we get the gas and the biting point. Also bear in mind that reverse gear is very powerful. Be careful not to go too fast on this bit. As soon as you move back, make sure that you steer full lock to the left, steering quickly but driving slowly. You’re then going to go down hill the other side because of the camber clutch down and brake a bit. As you reverse, make sure that you’re checking all around. Check over your left shoulder and right shoulder. Be prepared to steer a little to the right before you stop as this can help for the final forward part. We then put the handbrake on and then into first gear. Now this is your reference point so that you know when to stop. Over your right hand shoulder you’ll see that the kerb disappears into your right hand door pillar. Check around, observe properly and then steer back round to the right again, a bit of a hill start there because of the camber. We will then stop on the left in a safe and convenient place. That’s how you do a turn in the road. Now lets have a look at it again without all the pausing. It’s important when you do this manoeuvre to take your time. drive slowly and steer quickly. Make sure that you observe left and right looking out for other road users Get confident with your reference points. Know exactly when to stop. When you reverse, again make sure that you’re checking around. Especially observe over your left shoulder. Don’t let other cars panic you if they do arrive, they can see that you’re learning. That’s how you do a turn in the road I really hope it’s been useful if this video has then please give us a thumbs up ‘like’ at the bottom of the screen. This helps us to make more videos. Thanks for watching.